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.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

LA Then And Now

Boing Boing posted this split screen video, produced (ironically) by The New Yorker, showing the same car trip around Los Angeles 70 years ago and today.  Fun car spotting, especially when a car starts following the camera in both screens.  No Audis in the 1940's.  Lincoln Zephyrs and Packards ruled.  Also amusing is when the modern trip is thwarted by construction detours. 

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