TRENDS: Hula-la!

The bright plastic things were to be seen everywhere—along Paris' Champs-Elysees, in the stodgiest of London shops, in the geisha houses of Tokyo, even among the smart luggage of the Queen Mother Zaine of Jordan, who was on her way home. Prime Minister Kishi of Japan got one for his 62nd birthday, and a Belgian expedition setting out for the Antarctic announced it was taking 20 along to keep its members fit and happy. Not since the Yo-yo had a U.S. craze spread so far so fast. The hula hoop had circled the...

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