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, March 30, 2012

Crime Does Not Pay Comics

This post on Golden Age Comic Book Stories gives a hint why parents in the 1940-50's may have worried about the effects comic books had on kids.  The stories from these six issues of Crime Does Not Pay may have a moral consistent with their title, but the images are more graphic than I would have thought for kids in the 1940's.  

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