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.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Movie Series Images

Film Noir Photos began a series featuring photos and posters from movies with multiple sequels, and it began with The Thin Man series starring William Powell as Nick Charles, Myrna Loy as his wife Nora, and Asta, their wired-haired terrier. 

This publicity shot is from the last of the series, Song of the Thin Man (1947), with Powell, Loy and Dean Stockwell (Dune, Quantum Leap, Battlestar Galactica) as Nicky, Jr.  Like Film Noir, I agree that this film was the weakest in the series, but I too have a soft spot for this movie.  One of the funniest moments in film is when the beautiful Myrna Loy says "I'm a mudhen." 

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