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, May 3, 2013

Toby The Pup: In The Museum

This 1930 cartoon is another example of the early animation weirdness factor.  Not much of a story:  Toby the Pup is a janitor in a museum, and has some fun with the animated artifacts.  Perhaps slighly more interesting than amusing, but worth a watch once.  From the Internet Archive, here is Toby the Pup:  In the Museum.

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