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.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Last Casablanca Cast Member Dies

This news is several days old, but I did not want to let my tardiness prevent my posting it.  Madeleine Lebeau, who played "Yvonne" in Casablanca, passed away Monday at age 92.  She was believed to be the last living member of this great film's cast.  Her two primary scenes in the movie were the one below, and the "La Marseillaise" scene which went viral recently after the Paris terror attacks. 

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