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.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Harley Earl's LaSalle at Patent Room

I was feeling nostalgic, so I decided to take a stroll through the drawings at, where I came across this 1934 LaSalle design by General Motors' resident genius, Harley Earl.  For those who don't remember, LaSalle was a companion brand to Cadillac from the late 1920s into the early 1940s. 

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