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, August 8, 2014

Betty Boop: Dizzy Dishes - Happy Birthday Betty!

Happy Birthday Betty!  On August 9, 1930, Betty made her first appearance on the silver screen in Dizzy Dishes.  In her early incarnations, Betty was actually a nameless, anthropomorphic dog with long floppy ears that eventually evolved into the hoop earrings of her final human form.  From the Internet Archive, here is Betty's debut in Dizzy Dishes.

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