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, August 1, 2012

Ansel Adams' Los Angeles 1940's

Among the 1940's Ansel Adams photographs of Los Angeles, posted on Retronaut, I do not know which I find more interesting:  photos of the iconic LA landmarks like The Brown Derby restaurant; or the more anonymous pictures of daily life, like this gent selling Lockheed shirts, razor blades and comic books in what appears to be a small sundries stand.

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