Baby Boomer Pop Culture Legend

Posted on June 1st, 2012 in 1950s,Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

♫ James Dean, James Dean, you bought it sight unseen. You were too fast to live, too young to die, bye bye. ♫ James Dean, Eagles, 1974 James Dean In His Own Words ~ I want to be a Texan 24 hours a day. ~ To me, acting is the most logical way for people’sRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Pie In The Sky

Posted on May 21st, 2012 in 1950s,Fads & Toys,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

The Hula-Hoop was the best selling baby boomer toy in 1957. Go top that one. The same company came close. Wham-O acquired the rights to a plastic flying disc the inventor was hawking in parking lots. He called it the “Pipco Flying Saucer” and “Pluto Platter.” UFO alarms began falling from the sky in theRead the Rest…


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…