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, October 1, 2012

Bonnie & Clyde

Yesterday, Bonnie's revolver and Clyde's semi-automatic pistol sold at auction for a combined total of over $500,000.  With no sign of firearms, this 1933 picture of Mr. Barrow and Miss Parker could be of any happy young couple.  Retronaut posted a series of candid photos of Bonnie and Clyde, most of which give a little more indication of their risky occupation.

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