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, June 20, 2012

Hello, Operator? What's Your Number?

No doubt a few callers were trying to get this operator's number.  Apparently, as posted by Film Noir Photos, Ida Lupino served as an operator in the Women's Ambulance and Defense Corps.  She is shown here working at a switchboard in her own home.  I wonder if she always wore the uniform while working at home.

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