SNAPSHOT OF BABY BOOMER LIFE

Posted on April 14th, 2011 in 1990s,Crime,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

Sammy set up next to me every month at the Coral Gables Antiques Show in Miami. A parade of sexy baby boomer babes would saunter up and give him a kiss. Finally, I had to ask. “What’s your secret?” Sammy was 50, fat, and bald. “They’re my girls,” he winked. Sammy managed a bevy of strippersRead the Rest…

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BABY BOOMER BIG-SHOT: WHO AM I?

Posted on March 23rd, 2011 in 1990s,Celebrities,Collectibles,Movies,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

Baby Boomer Reverie: 1998 He caused quite a stir. Pop culture celebrities are common at antiques/collectibles shows, and he did live right there in Miami. Dealers try to act calm and unimpressed. Beautiful people “dress down” at these events (like everyone), on the theory that if you appear too well-heeled, prices will be higher. ThisRead 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 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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BRAVE NEW BOOMER WORLD

Posted on December 7th, 2010 in 1990s,Collectibles,Midlife by Terry Hamburg

Baby Boomer Reverie: 1999 A heady time, indeed. Fueled by irrational exuberance, NASDAQ stocks are shooting through the roof. Midlife boomers plan European vacations and buy Mercedes. Buoyed by a similar enthusiasm, the Internet is the talk of the antiques world. David had been selling “antiques” since they were  called “used merchandise,” made a fortune,Read the Rest…

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ASHES TO ASHES

Posted on July 20th, 2010 in 1990s,Celebrities,Midlife by Terry Hamburg

BOOMER TRIVIA QUESTIONS ►Which one the following show business personalities was not murdered? Sam Cooke (singer of You Send Me) Sal Mineo (actor) Bob Crane (Hogan of Hogan’s Heroes) Donovan (singer) ►Boomer Match Game: How did these celebrities die? Jerry Rubin William Holden Duane Allman Andy Gibb Motorcycle accident, Genetic heart infection, Hit by carRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Jack LaLanne?

Posted on May 26th, 2010 in 1970s,1980s,1990s,Celebrities,Midlife,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

Nothing happened to me. As I said in an interview: “I can’t afford to die, it would ruin my image.” I was born in 1914 when “boomer” meant someone who made loud noises. I was a muscle man and fitness guru before anyone thought it was “cool.” All these baby boomer upstarts—Jane Fonda, Arnold Schwarzenegger,Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Midlife: Cougars on the Prowl

Posted on February 26th, 2010 in 1990s,Midlife,Sexual Revolution,Women's Liberation by Terry Hamburg

    What’s good for the boomer goose is good for the boomer gander. The sexual revolution of the 1960s isn’t over. Nor is women’s liberation. Meet the cougar. Are we having an epidemic of female boomer chronophilia? The male boomer version is regarded as a natural part of life. If a man can haveRead the Rest…

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