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, August 26, 2016

Betty Boop: Poor Cinderella

I was surprised to discover that I have not posted this cartoon before now.  This 1934 Fleischer Bros. animated short was the only time Betty Boop appeared in color, which may be why the Fleischers chose to make her hair red just for this occasion.  From the Internet Archive, here is Poor Cinderella.

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