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.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Orpheum Summer Movie Series

The Orpheum Theatre has announced its Summer Movie Series schedule. While I recognize that times and tastes change, I cannot help but miss the old "Summer Classic Movie" series, which as its name implied, featured more movies from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Nevertheless, there are a few classic gems on this season's schedule, including Casablanca, The Wizard of Oz, Gone With The Wind, and (although outside the Swing Era, still a classic) The Sound of Music.  

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