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, May 27, 2011

The Barker And The Dummy

From Pappy's Golden Age Comics Blogzine, here is another example in the apparently endless line of unusual characters from the Golden Age of comic books.  Carnie Callahan was "The Barker," who ran a carnival side show full of interesting attractions.  In this issue from 1948, Carnie encounters a seductive ventriloquist's dummy that appears to have a life of her own - a life of crime!

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