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, August 25, 2016

The Ghost On Mars

As Pappy's Golden Age Comics Blogzine points out, the plot of this 1941 The Ghost episode has more elements than the periodic table.  The Ghost is a wizard with a cape, who gets sent to Mars, through a time machine, to find red Martian rocks that are essential to America's defense, and discovers little Martian men with ray guns, ruled by a tall blond. 

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