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 wevl.org. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like more information about the radio show, just go to the Radio Show FAQ page.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Movie "Memphis Belle" Visits Namesake Town
The original "Memphis Belle" Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is currently undergoing restoration at the United States Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio. Her twin sister, however, will be visiting Memphis this weekend, and rides are available. This B-17, named "'The Movie' Memphis Belle," was used in the 1990 film Memphis Belle, and although she was built during World War II, she never saw combat. The aircraft landed Monday at the Olive Branch Airport (8000 Terminal Drive, Olive Branch, MS), and will be open for tours and flights this weekend. For more information visit libertyfoundation.org.