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, January 11, 2012

Color Footage Of Hollywood 1948

I found this post and video on The Jalopy Journal, which features articles about vintage hot rods and associated culture.  It is color footage of a drive around Hollywood in 1948.  Aside from the great shots of the old cars, we pass several theaters and movie studios, as well as the famous Hollywood Hotel.  My personal favorite, however, is the straight-outta-classic-cartoon stop light at 1:12, complete with the mechanical "stop" and "go" banners.  Enjoy. 

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