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, February 10, 2016

The Dwarfs Snow White Never Met

The diminutive septet in the Brothers Grimm original tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs did not have individual names.  When Walt Disney released the animated version of the story in 1937, he corrected that omission with Bashful, Doc, Dopey, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy and Sneezy.  As MovieFanFare informed me, however, there were a bunch of other potential dwarf names that were rejected, including Awful, Burpy, Chesty, Dizzy, Hotsy, etc.

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