• Short Summary

    YESTERDAY, THE AUTHORITATIVE "WALL STREET JOURNAL" (important U.S. Financial Newspaper) HAD THE AUDACITY TO SAY?

  • Description


    LS -- GIRL WITH HULA HOOP THROUGH WINDOW OF STORE



    SIGN -- "HUA' HOO'"



    MAN AND WOMAN WITH HULA HOOP



    CU -- MAN WITH HOOP AROUND NECK



    WOMEN (CQ) TWIRLS HOOP AROUND KNEES AT PRESS CONFERENCE



    MS -- WOMAN



    PHOTOGS



    MS -- 2 GIRLS TWIRLING HULA HOOPS



    SPECTATORS



    PAN -- 3 GIRLS TWIRLING HULA HOOPS



    SIGN - "COPA"



    LS -- CROWDS IN CAFE



    HS -- 3 GIRLS TWIRLING HULA HOOP



    SPECTATORS -- PAN TO -- GIRLS WITH HULA HOOPS AROUND NECKS



    SPECTATORS



    LS -- PERFORMERS WITH HULA HOOPS




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    Background: YESTERDAY, THE AUTHORITATIVE "WALL STREET JOURNAL" (important U.S. Financial Newspaper) HAD THE AUDACITY TO SAY THAT THE HULA HOOP CRAZE WAS FINISHED.....AND.....ON THE FRONT PAGE. WELL, IN THE PARLANCE OF THE ORIENT "SO'S YOUR HONOURABLE ANCESTOR." MAYBE IT'S DYING OUT DOWN ON WALL STREET, BUT OVER IN JAPAN, MAN THEY'RE IN A WHIRL.

    WHY IN TOKYO THERE ARE MORE BACKFIELDS IN MOTION THAN THERE ARE ON AMERICAN GRIDIRONS.

    MANUFACTURERS CAN'T KEEP UP WITH THE DEMAND. EVEN THE STAID IMPERIAL HOTEL ISN'T FREE OF THE HOOP. DEMONSTRATIONS ARE GIVEN IN THE BALL ROOM. IT'S JUST LIKE AMERICA. IF YOU AREN'T IN THE CIRCLE....WELL MAN....THEN YOU'RE JUST A SQUARE.

    EVERYBODY'S DOING IT. EVEN IN CHIC NIGHT CLUBS LIKE THE COPACABANA. POOR BUTTERFLY: HOW YOU'VE CHANGED. WHATEVER HAPPENED TO CHOU CHOU SAN? WHATEVER HAPPENED TO LIEUTENANT PINKERTON?
    WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THAT GRACIOUS, ORIENTAL WAY OF LIFE! GONE. ALL GONE. THE DAY OF MADAME BUTTERFLY HAS FLUTTERED BY.....AND WE ARE LEFT WITH ONLY HONOURABLE ROCK AND ROLL AND.....THE HULA HOOP.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA13R73VAHY7N7JYBDSCAGH27QN
    Media URN:
    VLVA13R73VAHY7N7JYBDSCAGH27QN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/10/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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