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

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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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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Baby Boomer Sex Siren: Who Am I?

Posted on April 26th, 2015 in 1950s,1960s,Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

  I was one of the steamiest femme fatale bombshells of the 1950s. Baby boomer boys and their dads went ga-ga when they saw me. Boomers think they invented the sexual revolution. My generation created the public candy store. The boomers made the door key. I know I’ll sound petty now…but Marilyn Monroe was alwaysRead the Rest…

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Boomers Just Hang: Be-In There Or Be Square

Posted on April 23rd, 2015 in 1960s,Counterculture/New Age,Hippie,Music,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  January 14, 1967. It quickly became a hippie badge of honor. Golden Gate Park, a few months and few blocks from ground zero of the San Francisco Summer of Love. We’re talking about the first, the historic, star-studded, stoned-out Be-In, officially known as the Human Be-In, A Gathering of the Tribes.    The direct inspiration was to protest aRead the Rest…

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Up & Up. Boomers Debut Hot Mini-Skirt

  It was blamed for fender benders, sprained necks, and the demise of Western Civilization. Designer Mary Quant unveiled the shocking baby boomer fashion in the “Swinging London” Chelsea district.   What began in 1965 as local pop culture fad became de rigueur for young boomers worldwide, showing off more leg than ever imagined. NoRead the Rest…

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Beatniks. Boomers? Literary Visionaries? Cultural Rebels? Street Thugs?or Maynard G. Krebs?

Posted on April 8th, 2015 in 1950s,1960s,Beat Generation,Celebrities,Crime,Movies by Terry Hamburg

  With all due respect to Greenwich Village, the epicenter of the Beat Movement was closer to Greenwich Street in San Francisco – a 20 minute jaunt to fabled North Beach. Here is where the likes of Kerouac, Ginsberg, Cassady, and Ferlinghetti roamed the streets and back alleys. City Lights was the mecca Beat book store.   InRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Nose Jobs: Are You Hiding The Secret?

Posted on March 31st, 2015 in 1960s,Fads & Toys,Fashion,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  It was all very hush-hush. Cosmetic miracles began with Hollywood celebrities. When baby boomers lined up in the 1950s and 60s for “nose jobs,” plastic surgery went pop culture.   It remained hush-hush. Doctor’s offices had private waiting rooms. You want the world to see a new you but you don’t want them to know they’reRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Sex Siren: What Happened to Carol Doda?

Posted on March 29th, 2015 in 1960s,Crime,Movies,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

  In my 15 minutes of boomer fame, I was the biggest pop culture celebrity around—literally. Get a load of these numbers. 44DD/24/35. I was the first to go topless in 1964 and started a sexual revolution that spun as fast as twirling tassels. Topless is so common today, it’s hard to believe how daringRead the Rest…

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1968: Bloody Streets, Yippie Theatre, Media Circus, & The Chicago 7

Posted on March 25th, 2015 in 1960s,1970s,Celebrities,Counterculture/New Age,New Left,Politics,Television by Terry Hamburg

    “Large amounts of hair spray were sold in the Old Town area stores during the time of the Convention. The expulsion of hair spry from a can when set fire to works as a home-made flame thrower. Royal Blue Food Store reported large groups of Yippies purchasing large quantities of hair spray. It isRead the Rest…

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Worst Baby Boomer Movies In History?

Posted on March 20th, 2015 in 1960s,1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

As St. Augustine said: “One can comprehend good only in comparison to evil; it is in this way one aspires to be better.”

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