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 wevl.org. 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 email@example.com. If you would like more information about the radio show, just go to the Radio Show FAQ page.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Metallic Streamlining Extravaganza
In the 1940s, the Bohn Aluminum and Brass Corporation produced a series of print advertisements that, based on the examples posted by Retronaut, were positively dripping with sophisticated streamlined design. Where is the future these ads promised us?