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, June 29, 2018

Superman: Secret Agent

Being the Friday before Independence Day, I thought it would be a good time to call up the Man of Steel who fights for truth, justice and the American way - Superman.  In one of the few cartoons in which Lois Lane makes no appearance whatsoever, a beautiful blond secret agent is on the run from foreign (i.e. German) saboteurs, and Superman shows up to lend a hand when they try to stop her.  From the Internet Archive, here is the 1943 animated short, Secret Agent.

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