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.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Batman Collecting Paper In 1944

Or put another way:  the reason why golden age comic books are so collectible.  In this post from Four-Color Shadows, Batman, Robin and Alfred star in a public service advertisement encouraging people to donate their waste paper for the war effort.  Although I knew almost everything was recycled during World War II, I did not know all of the military uses for paper explained here.  Many an Action Comics was sacrificed for parachute flares.

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