Boomer Counterculture Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on May 28th, 2015 in 1960s,1970s,Celebrities,Counterculture/New Age,New Left,Politics,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  A Boomer For All Seasons   I’m one of the most significant boomer personalities in history. But am I a household name? Life’s not always fair. Karma is. More on that later. Anyone who knows anything about 1960s New Left politics knows I was a BIG player, always in the front ranks of the Revolution. A founder ofRead the Rest…

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Boomers Down On The Farm

Posted on May 26th, 2015 in 1960s,1970s,Counterculture/New Age,Hippie by Terry Hamburg

  A few hundred idealistic, mostly baby boomer souls leave San Francisco in brightly-painted school buses and vans on a caravan quest across America, searching for a spot to establish an utopian community. In 1971, after 7 months, the group plops on the promised land in the wilderness of Tennessee. It’s the height of theRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Sex Siren: What Happened Sue “Lolita” Lyon?

Posted on May 21st, 2015 in 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. For the role I beat out over 800 mostly olderRead the Rest…

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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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