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, January 16, 2014

Stopping Traffic Indeed

Retronaut posted this 1931 photograph showing a girl in a bathing suit with a police officer's badge, belt, hat, pistol and whistle directing traffic in Miami.  Judging by the posture of the gentleman in the background, who appears to be the true cause of the traffic delay, it seems safe to assume this was a publicity stunt of some sort. 

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