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 wevl.org. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like more information about the radio show, just go to the Radio Show FAQ page.
Monday, November 14, 2016
Vintage Travel Slides
Retro Planet's Planet Retro Blog posted the first in a series of posts featuring color slides from travels around the U.S. in the late 1940's to early 1950's. This photo is from the Greenbrier Hotel just outside Washington D.C. This resort, which is still in business, has not only provided luxurious accommodations for many years, since the late 1950's it also was the home of a secret U.S. government underground bunker built to house Congress in the aftermath of a nuclear war. It was decommissioned in the early 1990's after a media story exposing it. At the time this photo was taken, the bunker had yet to be built.