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.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Land Of The Midnight Fun

I just discovered this old favorite had recently been uploaded to the Internet Archive.  The classic Warner Bros. animation and gags were enough for me suspend my disbelief on certain points, like the fact that the ship heads north up the East Coast from New York to get to Alaska, or the fact that there are no penguins in the Arctic, Alaska or even the Northern Hemisphere.  SPOILER ALERT - Last time I saw this short, I did not realize that the spire on which the ship lands on its return trip was the obelisk at the 1939 New York World's Fair.  From the Internet Archive, here is the 1939 animated short, Land Of The Midnight Fun

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