I was looking at a digital copy of our 8mm home movies shot in the 1960s. This brief clip brought back memories of the hula hoop craze in the late 1950s. The things were all over the place: schools incorporated them into recess and PE programs; Life magazine loved to run hula hoop pictures, and Brothers Mark and David had to give them a go in our back yard.
Wikipedia has a pretty good history of the hula hoop.
Here’s a hooping video
Our two hoops were part of the more than 50,000 hula hoops that were being produced every day at the height of the craze.
P.S. This is a silent movie. Turning up the volume isn’t going to help.