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 22, 2012

Newman's Own Navy Beans?

I have already posted a couple of entries about famous movie stars who are more associated with the 1950's than the Swing Era, but about whom I found some interesting information related to the 1940's (see posts about Marilyn Monroe and James Dean).  Here is another example.  Retronaut posted these photos of Paul Newman from his service in the U.S. Navy around 1943. 

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