Hula hoop

A hula hoop is a toy hoop that is twirled around the waist, limbs or neck. The modern hula hoop was invented in 1958 by Arthur K. "Spud" Melin and Richard Knerr, but children and adults around the world have played with hoops throughout history. Hula hoops for children generally measure approximately 70 centimetres (28 in) in diameter, while those for adults measure around 1 metre (40 in). Traditional materials for hoops include willow, rattan (a flexible and strong vine), grapevines and stiff grasses. Today, they are usually made of plastic tubing.


A frisbee (pronounced FRIZ-bee, origin of the term dates to 1957, also called a flying disc or simply a disc) is a gliding toy or sporting item that is generally made of injection molded plastic and roughly 8 to 10 inches (20 to 25 cm) in diameter with a pronounced lip. It is used recreationally and competitively for throwing and catching, as in flying disc games. The shape of the disc is an airfoil in cross-section which allows it to fly by generating lift as it moves through the air.

Tom Naples Vegetable Market

Tom Naples Fruit and Vegetable Market stood on North Avenue, in Melrose Park, from 1938 until 1985. They sold produce from April through October, but Mr. Naples, also known as the "King Of Pumpkins" is best known for the tradition he started of unloading a couple of hundred tons of pumpkins at the lot each fall. Most were sold & taken home to be carved by children each year. A select few were carefully chosen & decorated in a unique & colorful way.

Screaming Yellow Theater with host Svengoolie

The show's original title was Screaming Yellow Theater with host Svengoolie. The title was derived from Screaming Yellow Zonkers, a yellow, sugary glazed popcorn snack, first produced in the 1960s. It wasn't until the revival that the show title and host's name were one and the same. It debuted on September 18, 1970 on WFLD (Channel 32) and ran until late summer 1973. Svengoolie was played then by Jerry G. Bishop. In later seasons, Rich Koz – a fan who sent in sketch ideas – became a show writer.


Chickenman is an American radio series created by Dick Orkin that spoofs comic book heroes, inspired by the mid-60s Batman TV series. The series was created in 1966 on Chicago radio station WCFL, and was then syndicated widely, notably on Armed Forces Radio during the Vietnam War.

Mister Softee

Mister Softee, Inc., was founded in 1956 in Philadelphia by two Philadelphia-born brothers, William Conway (né William Aloysius Conway; 1922–2004) and James Conway (né James Francis Conway; 1927–2006). Another brother, Joseph Patrick Conway (1926–1961), joined the firm and in 1961 moved to Illinois to serve as President of Mister Softee of Illinois, Inc., but died a month later in an auto accident in Chicago at age 35. A fourth brother, the oldest, Monsignor Walter Joseph Conway (1921–2000), was a clergyman with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

"Do You Think I'm Disco?" Steve Dahl & Teenage Radiation

Do You Think I'm Disco? Lyrics

What's happening, baby
How the heck are you
My name is Tony
Would you care to dance

No, hey, calm down
Let me get you another Pina Colada
I mean what did we join this
Exclusive disco club for anyway

You know, I mean it costs
A hundred dollars to join
And we're supposed to dance

Don't you like my
White three piece suit
My gold coke spoon
Gold razor blade and
Gold Italian snaggletooth, you know

Come on, please dance with me