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, November 6, 2013

Casablanca Buick Crossing The Block

This 1940 Buick phaeton would be a collectible in its own right, but this is not just any classic car.  It was in front of this very automobile that Humphrey Bogart (Rick) told Ingrid Bergman (Ilsa), "We'll always have Paris."  As posted on the Hemmings blog, this former Warner Bros. prop will be up for auction on November 25.  The burns on the upholstery are "period correct," as they came from Bogie's ever present cigarette. 

1 comment: said...

Hello, Who is the owner of this car now? Is it possible to make contact with them. Regards Amarilli Dawson