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 23, 2010

Roy Rogers: Under The California Stars

Over at the [Matinee At] The Bijou Blog, there is a great article about Republic Pictures' 1948 release, Under The California Stars, featuring the "King of the Cowboys," Roy Rogers.  In addition to information about the movie itself, this post provides a nice history of Rogers, Dale Evans, the Sons of the Pioneers and, of course, Trigger.  By the way, the rider in Trigger's first movie appearence was not Rogers, or any other cowboy for that matter.  He was the mount for Maid Marian (Olivia de Havilland) in the 1938 film, The Adventures of Robin Hood when Errol Flynn swung in to welcome her party to Sherwood Forest.

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