Baby Boomer Chat Room

Posted on May 14th, 2012 in 1950s,Collectibles,Fads & Toys,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

Do you love me? Give me a kiss. I love you. Let’s play school. Please brush my hair. Please take me with you. May I have a cookie? Let’s have a party! What can we do now? Will you change my dress? I’m so tired! I love you. I hurt myself Will you play withRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer “Stag” Film Bombs

Posted on May 10th, 2012 in 1950s,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

“Sex isn’t the answer. Sex is the question. “Yes” is the answer.”  ~Swami X,  comedian “Sex relieves tension – love causes it.”  ~Woody Allen It was a baby boomer “coming-of-age party,” 1958, when “sexual revolution” meant spin the bottle. None of us had seen bare breasts except in National Geographic. The notorious Tempest Storm wasRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Bare Knee

Posted on May 1st, 2012 in 1950s,1960s,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

A moment seared in my adolescent baby boomer brain. 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 cross the rubicon. The babyRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Sue Lyon?

Posted on April 26th, 2012 in 1950s,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. I beat out over 800 mostly older baby boomer pretties,Read the Rest…


Baby Boomer Auto-Biography

Posted on April 25th, 2012 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,1980s,1990s,Fads & Toys,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“Car designers are just going to have to come up with an automobile that outlasts the payments.” Erma Bombeck “A pedestrian is someone who thought there were a couple of gallons left in the tank.” ~Anonymous A Long and Winding Baby Boomer Road • ‘58 Chevy Impala convertible (mother’s car, greatest “chick magnet” in autoRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Dance Party That Started It All: RIP Dick Clark

Posted on April 23rd, 2012 in 1950s,1960s,Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“Kids in Bristol are sharp as a pistol, when they do the Bristol Stomp!” “Everybody’s doin’ a brand new dance now, come on baby, do the Locomotion!” Baby boomers learned the coolest moves watching American Bandstand. But there’s trouble in television paradise. “Gentlemen, our dance show host is cooling his heels in a drunk tankRead the Rest…


Baby Boomers Grew Up On Tupperware Parties

Posted on April 20th, 2012 in 1950s,Pop Culture,Women's Liberation by Terry Hamburg

“I just have one word to say to you. Just one word. Are you listening?…Plastics. There’s a great future in plastics…Will you think about it?” Whispered into recent college graduate Dustin Hoffman’s ear as the secret to making big bucks, from The Graduate, 1967 The Tupperware home party was the right pop culture idea atRead the Rest…


Mother Of All Baby Boomer Gossip Magazines

Posted on April 12th, 2012 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,Celebrities,Gay Issues & Celebrities,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“Everybody reads it but they say the cook brought it into the house.” ~ Humphrey Bogart Before there was baby boomer-inspired People and US, before there was Star, even before National Enquirer, there was Confidential, the celebrity gossip/crime/scandal magazine that Newsweek called “sin and sex with a seasoning of right wing politics.” Until it closedRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Classic Car Commercials

Posted on April 3rd, 2012 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

It’s the pop culture icon of the 20th century, trumping even television. Try to imagine the suburban baby boomer boom without the automobile whisking us back and forth from town to country – the name of a popular Chrysler model that began over 60 years ago and still rolls out the factory. 1948 Town andRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on March 21st, 2012 in 1950s,1960s,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

I was never a baby boomer household name, but Madonna, Rihanna, and the Pussycat Dolls were all imitating me. I was one of the earliest Playboy Playmates. Hugh Hefner called me “an iconic figure in pop culture.” Not bad for a little Nashville country girl who graduated college to be a grade school teacher. IRead the Rest…