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, September 2, 2015

Roy Rogers - True Story

According to Four Color Shadows, Roy Rogers was already in comic books by another publisher when this issue came out in 1947.  It seems the publisher of this comic got around that problem by telling the true story of how Rogers got into acting and became the King of the Cowboys.  In that way, the comic was essentially a biography of a public figure.  This comic also includes Trigger, who was no stranger to the big screen even before Rogers bought him.  Trigger's first major screen role, under his birth name Golden Cloud, was the mount for Maid Marion, played by Olivia de Haviland, in the 1938 film, The Adventures of Robin Hood with Errol Flynn.

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