Richard Knerr, the co-founder of Wham-O, just passed away. He brought joy to millions with his play inventions, but not me; I can barely Frisbee, and have never been able to hula-hoop. But his esprit and achievements deserve to be honored - I'm a signatory on a couple of toy patents, and there's a loooong way between idea and finished product.
I thought I remembered a photo of a movie star hula-hooping, but I couldn't find one. Instead, I came across this photo of skater Irina Grigorian, who makes her living in Vegas and on cruise ships, here. It's Exhibit 1 in what will eventually be a "Trying Too Hard" series (the opposite of glamour).