Boomer Counterculture Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on May 28th, 2015 in 1960s,1970s,Celebrities,Counterculture/New Age,New Left,Politics,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  A Boomer For All Seasons   I’m one of the most significant boomer personalities in history. But am I a household name? Life’s not always fair. Karma is. More on that later. Anyone who knows anything about 1960s New Left politics knows I was a BIG player, always in the front ranks of the Revolution. A founder ofRead the Rest…

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San Francisco Boomers Down On The Farm

Posted on May 26th, 2015 in 1960s,1970s,Counterculture/New Age,Hippie by Terry Hamburg

  A few hundred idealistic, mostly baby boomer souls leave San Francisco in brightly-painted school buses and vans on a caravan quest across America, searching for a spot to establish an utopian community. In 1971, after 7 months, the group plops on the promised land in the wilderness of Tennessee. It’s the height of theRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Sex Siren: What Happened Sue “Lolita” Lyon?

Posted on May 21st, 2015 in 1960s,Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

I was one steamy baby boomer, with the emphasis on “baby.” In my first and most famous role, I played a fourteen-year-old nymph seducing a dignified middle-aged professor who falls ga-ga in lust with me. Just so happens I was the same age when cast. For the role I beat out over 800 mostly olderRead the Rest…

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Fun Baby Boomer Toys: A-Bombs Away!

Posted on May 19th, 2015 in 1950s,Fads & Toys,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  “Those who play with the devil’s toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.”  ~Buckminster Fuller “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and you argue about what to do about it only after you have had your technical success. That is the way itRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Psychopath: What Happened To Tanya Harding?

Posted on May 14th, 2015 in 1990s,Celebrities,Crime,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

I’ve been skating on thin ice ever since “The Incident,” where I plopped on the cover of Time and Newsweek. I always wanted to be a baby boomer celebrity, but not by turning into a pop culture crime piñata. Hey, remember I was the best American figure skater of the 1990s, doing circle 8s around all those cuties whoRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Silly: The Inside Story of Gilligan’s Island

Posted on May 11th, 2015 in 1960s,Celebrities,Collectibles,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg
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There was an endless parade of silly baby boomer sitcoms. The best/worst is arguable, but the most iconic is clear. None reaches the pop culture television status of Gilligan’s Island. Virtually everyone, including the creator’s agent, panned the idea before it debuted. The then-president of CBS West Coast remarked: “I thought it was a stupidRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrities: Can You See The Star In The Kid Pics?

Posted on May 7th, 2015 in Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

It’s called “growing into yourself.” You lose baby fat, features get definition, the nose elongates, even your hairline changes. But beneath all that, an imprint remains. Here are some baby boomers as children before Hollywood fame and fortune, probably before they ever dreamed or aspired to be pop culture icons. Can you identify them?  Read the Rest…

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Boomers Inspired By Sexy Fredericks Of Hollywood

Posted on May 4th, 2015 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,Celebrities,Fashion,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

  “Don’t dream it…Live it.” Frederick’s of Hollywood motto   Before the baby boomer sexual revolution, there was the risque revolution. In 1947, Frederick’s brought “naughty” European frilly black panties to staid white cotton American women. It debuted the padded bra—dubbed “Rising Star,” then introduced the first push-up model and created a pointed, cone-stitched wonderRead the Rest…

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Boomers Play At Burlesque: A Trivia Quiz

Posted on April 30th, 2015 in 1970s,1980s,Movies,Music,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg
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“I don’t think there is such a thing as being too raunchy when it comes to the art form of burlesque.” ~Christina Aguilear “It doesn’t matter what size or shape you are. Burlesque is about feeling positive about who you are, about knowing how to shake what you have and being proud of it.” ~BabyRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Pee-Wee Herman?

Posted on April 28th, 2015 in 1980s,1990s,Celebrities,Collectibles,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

OK, my boomer fans, let’s deal with that 800-pound gorilla in the theatre. It was humiliating, but what are the local cops doing trolling an adult movie house for victimless crimes? Just for the record, know what the crime rate is in Sarasota, Florida? Almost twice the national average. So every time the local fuzzRead the Rest…

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