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.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Betty Boop And The Little King

Here is a Betty Boop short that I had not seen before today, much less posted.  It seems a king grows a bit weary of opera, so he sneaks out past his wife and guards, and pops into a vaudeville house to catch Betty Boop's horse act.  The old boy is not a square either, as he passes out pretzels to the audience, rides Betty's show horse, and skips rope with her on stage.  From the Internet Archive, here is the 1935 animated short, Betty Boop and the Little King.

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