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, July 7, 2014

Judy Garland's Ordeal

In the days before "biopics," there were "biocomics," such as this example from 1950, posted on Four Color Shadows, entitled Judy Garland's Ordeal.  It was no secret that Judy had some troubles in her life, but in addition to the tabloids and gossip columnists, even comic books joined the act.  Her then five year old daughter Liza (as in Minnelli) even shows up.

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