Curated Collection

The Hula Hoop


On March 5, 1963, Wham-O co-founder Arthur K. Melin was granted US patent 3,079,728 for a “Hoop Toy”. Wham-O began marketing the Hula Hoop years earlier - in 1958 - with tremendous success. The company sold between 100 and 120 million Hula Hoops in the toy’s first six months on the market at a price of $1.98. In this curated editorial stock footage collection, explore clips of this time-honored tradition from decades past and today.