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.

Monday, January 23, 2012

The Eiffel Tower As An Automobile Advertisement

I'll bet that if you picture the Eiffel Tower in your mind, it will not look like this photo.  Retronaut posted several pictures of the Paris landmark when it served as an advertisement for Citroen motorcars.  Apparently, the company rented the tower from 1925 to 1934, so for nearly nine years, the City of Light earned that name (at least in part) thanks to Citroen.

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