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, January 10, 2011

Streamlined Design Overload

The blog Dieselpunk is a great source for images of design from the Art Deco/Streamline era, but this poster for a 1935 Auto Show in Prague, Czechoslovakia is over the top.  I have no doubt that the Czech auto manufacturer Tatra, known for its aerodynamically designed vehicles, had a big presence at that show.

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