Aug 19, 2009

Hula Hoops

Many of you will remember the hula hoop craze from days gone by. They are still around and still fun. Do you know where they came from?

There was a famous radio and TV personality that was responsible for financing, manufacture, and promotion.The person was very concerned that folks did not find out who was responsible and be swayed by his stardom, but now I'll tell you his name. It was Art Linkletter, star of House Party, and 'Kids say the Darndest Things', and more. Many Terrible Tommy and Dirty Johnny jokes were inspired by his book.