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, July 22, 2015

Newly Discovered Footage of Amelia Earhart

Boing Boing posted this item last month about new, never-before-seen footage of Amelia Earhart, purportedly taken as she prepared for her around-the-world flight in which she eventually vanished.  Released in conjunction with a book entitled Amelia Earhart's Last Photo Shoot, the film shows scenes of her personal photographer taking photos of her before the flight. 

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