Playing Ball with Herbert Hoover

In an upcoming cast I reference Herbert Hoover playing ball. The President needed his exercise, and apparently he got it.

Film that was discovered recently shows Hoover and members of his administration playing ‘Bull in the Ring’ though it was knicknamed Hooverball, on the grounds of the White House.

Hoverball has quite a history. become something of a cross-fit fad lately.


Here you can view video of Herbert Hoover playing ball Plus the archiver of the film explains about how she was able to develop it from an extinct technology called Kodacolor. Although its film appears to be black to the human eye, it contains tiny color specs that are picked up by the projector. It was replaced by Kodachrome in the mid 30’s.

A wealth of Kodacolor Information is here: