BABY BOOMER SEX BASH IS A BUST

Posted on February 7th, 2011 in 1950s,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

    It was a baby boomer coming-of-age party. At 14 years-old, none of us had seen bare breasts except in National Geographic. As for “between-the-legs,” only a ghastly view. I discovered some pre-op photos in a medical book my doctor father kept in the attic. I showed it to my friends. One look wasRead the Rest…

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BABY BOOMER TRIVIA QUESTIONS: MORE ZSA ZSA

Posted on February 5th, 2011 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

►Who was married to Zsa Zsa Gabor? Peter Lawford Howard Hughes George Sanders Jack Dempsey Sheik Muhammad al Fassi ►True or False? One of her husbands married both of the two other Gabor sisters after he divorced Zsa Zsa. ►With what women did Zsa Zsa’s present husband, Frederic Prinz von Anhalt, admit to having aRead the Rest…

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BABY BOOMER CELEBRITY: WHAT HAPPENED TO ZSA ZSA GABOR?

Posted on February 4th, 2011 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,1980s,1990s,Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

Reports of my demise have been greatly exaggerated, but I’m not doing very well, dahlink. You know, all my health problems. But I’ve never been a complainer. I’ve had a long, charmed life. Did you know that this Sunday is my 94th birthday? After winning Miss Hungary, I came to Hollywood. It didn’t take long forRead the Rest…

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BABY BOOMERS INVENTED COLLECTIBLES: SOME TIPS

Posted on February 3rd, 2011 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,1980s,1990s,Collectibles by Terry Hamburg

In the 1950s, “collectibles” referred to philatelists and numismatists—stamp and coin hobbyists. “Vintage” was used to described old cars and wines. In a historical blink of the eye, antiques and collectibles were reborn and redefined. The change began in the late-1960s. Driven by young baby boomers with disposable income in search of fresh treasure, itRead the Rest…

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A REEEEALLY BIG BABY BOOMER SHOW!

Posted on January 22nd, 2011 in 1950s,1960s,Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

Sure, there was boomer kiddie television before 1955. Howdy Doody led the parade, Kukla, Fran and Ollie right behind. A version of what would become Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood began. Lunch With Soupy (Sales) was pie-in-you-face; Animal Clinic—delightful; Acrobat Ranch starring Tumbling Tim and Fying Flo provided thrills. Let’s not forget Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, andRead the Rest…

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DOGS BACK IN THE GOOD OLD BABY BOOMER DAYS

Posted on October 22nd, 2010 in 1950s,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

I begged and begged and begged some more.  My first choice, a Collie that looked like Lassie—the greatest  boomer dog star in history—was a no. Too big and sheds too much. Second choice, a German Sheppard that looked like Rin-Tin-Tin was also nixed—same reasons, plus he might bite. President Eisenhower had this strange-looking dog few hadRead the Rest…

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FIRST BOOMER GLIMPSE OF BARE KNEE

Posted on September 11th, 2010 in 1950s,Fashion,Music,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

BABY BOOMER REVERIE: 1958 A moment seared in my adolescent boomer brain forever. I was walking upstairs for algebra class. As usual, I passed Marsha on the way. She was “bad,” and getting “badder” fast. That day she appeared with a skirt above the knee—the first girl in my high school that dared to crossRead the Rest…

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WASHING YOUR DIRTY LAUNDRY IN PUBLIC

Posted on August 26th, 2010 in 1950s,1960s,Celebrities by Terry Hamburg

BABY BOOMER REVERIE: 1968 “So, what’s Italy like?” dad’s voice crackled over the ancient phone. The only time most parents of baby boomers got to visit Europe was in uniform. My dad was lucky. He had a hernia in boot camp and went home. “It’s a lot like France,” I said, “except the people areRead the Rest…

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FRAT DAYS

Posted on April 12th, 2010 in 1950s,1960s,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

BABY BOOMER REVERIE: 1963 FIESTA! It was the pledge class party of the year. Our theme—South of the Border, a popular choice in the early and pre-boomer college scene. Guys wore torn old clothes and sombreros. Most sported blacked out teeth and drooping Zapata moustaches. A few came with rifles and bullet straps around theirRead the Rest…

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