The Swing Shift Shuffle is a radio program of swing, big band, jazz, boogie woogie and other popular music from the 1930's and 40's that airs every Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (US Central Time) on WEVL 89.9 FM in Memphis, Tennessee, with a live webcast at In addition to the radio show, this blog is dedicated to all aspects of the Swing Era, including art, automobiles, cartoons, comics, history, movies, music, news, science, technology, and anything else that happened during that time. It also includes announcements about events in the Memphis/Mid-South area related to the Swing Era, such as classic movies, concerts, dances, lectures, etc. If you see something that fits the description, send it to me at If you would like more information about the radio show, just go to the Radio Show FAQ page.

Monday, October 11, 2010

"Poverty Row" Hollywood Studios

Matinee at the Bijou posted a very interesting and enlightening item about the smaller, independent "Poverty Row" movie studios in Hollywood that cranked out hundreds of films in the 1920's-50's.  Although many of these studios are often associated only with "B" movies or serials, several produced films with longstanding appeal, including several early John Wayne features.

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