BABY BOOMER CELEBRITY: MORE LIZ TAYLOR

Posted on February 23rd, 2011 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

AMAZING, LITTLE KNOWN FACTS ABOUT LIZ TAYLOR ►She was born with a rare mutation that caused a double row of eyelashes, making her even more alluring, especially on camera. ►In her later years, she became a follower of Kabbalah, a mystic Jewish tradition. She convinced her friend, Michael Jackson, to wear a Kabbalah red stringRead the Rest…

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BABY BOOMER CELEBRITY: WHAT HAPPENED TO ELIZABETH TAYLOR?

Posted on February 22nd, 2011 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,1980s,1990s,Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

I’m still alive, if not kicking. You probably know I was diagnosed with a congestive heart condition. And my aching back. I fell off a horse when filming National Velvet (I was 12) and it never healed right. Both my hips have been replaced. I survived a benign brain tumor and skin cancer. I sufferRead the Rest…

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BABY BOOMER HIGHWAY OF DREAMS

Posted on February 19th, 2011 in 1950s,1960s,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

THE PAST AND FUTURE ROUTE 66 Many a baby boomer traveled fabled Route 66 with their parents. The thrilling amusements, the fun hotels, the great junk food—what a pop culture adventure! In 1985, the road was officially decommissioned, and exits today as a mere shell of its glorious past. But have faith. It will riseRead the Rest…

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BABY BOOMER TRIVIA QUESTIONS

Posted on February 15th, 2011 in 1950s,1960s,Beat Generation,Fads & Toys,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

Baby Boomers were just coming-of-age when Beatniks were in their high bongo days. The earliest boomers might have dabbled in those rebellious waters or had an older sibling who did. How much do you know about the Beatniks? ►Match the quote to the writer: I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness…Read the Rest…

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ANSWERS TO BABY BOOMER TRIVIA QUESTIONS + THIS DAY IN HISTORY + MORE TEMPEST STORM

Posted on February 8th, 2011 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,Movies,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

TODAY IN BABY BOOMER HISTORY 1984: For the first time 8 people go into space together. 1974: Dy-no-Mite! Good Times debuts on CBS TV. 1974: Soap opera Secret Storm ends a 20-year television run. 1973: Senate names a seven member committee to investigate the Watergate scandal. 1974: Ringo releases You’re 16. 1969: Last edition ofRead the Rest…

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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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