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.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Crime Noir Pulp Fiction Covers

Following up on its previous posting of pulp science fiction and fantasy covers, Golden Age Comic Book Stories posted a series of crime noir pulp fiction covers from the 1940's.  Proving once again that historical truth can be more amusing than satirical stereotype.  Take this cover for instance.  Just try to say it without any melodramatic tone in your voice.  "Simon Lash, Private Detective."  It is a challenge.

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