Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on June 28th, 2012 in Celebrities,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“A history in which every particular incident may be true may on the whole be false.”  ~Thomas Macaulay, poet “History is a kind of introduction to more interesting people than we can possibly meet in our restricted lives; let us not neglect the opportunity.”  ~Dexter Perkins, historian 1994: Not steroids. New York Met pitcher DwightRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Animals

Posted on June 25th, 2012 in 1970s,Celebrities,Movies,Television by Terry Hamburg

Call it a baby boomer coming-of-age saga, a gross-out spectacle, pop culture teen raunch…but also call it successful. Bottom line? Budget: 3 million. Gross (pardon the word): Over 140 million. Critical acclaim? A few didn’t appreciate the approach to humor. But Animal House sits at #1 on Bravo’s 100 Funniest Movies. Roger Ebert: 4 stars.Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on June 19th, 2012 in 1950s,1960s,Celebrities,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

I was abandoned by my parents when only a few weeks old and raised by an evangelical preacher. During the 1950s and 1960s, I hosted two long-lasting pop culture television shows. Parent of baby boomers loved me and if you were a boomer, you might have been a guest. I was proudly married to theRead the Rest…

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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…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on May 24th, 2012 in Celebrities,New Left,Politics,Pop Culture,Women's Liberation by Terry Hamburg

With all due modesty, I was the best-looking feminist of the baby boomer era, not that it matters. But who else could go “undercover” as a Playboy bunny to write an expose of the mistreatment of women at their clubs? It was a sensation and landed me a job at New York Magazine. A popRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Rock ‘n Roll Trivia Challenge

Posted on May 22nd, 2012 in Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

I want to show that gospel, country, blues, rhythm and blues, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll are all just really one thing. Those are the American music and that is the American culture. ~Etta James Odd name, even by rock n’ roll standards. What does it mean? ♫♫♫ ♦ The best selling single of all timeRead the Rest…

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Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on May 17th, 2012 in Celebrities,Music,Politics,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“We are not makers of history. We are made by history.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr. “We would like to live as we once lived, but history will not permit it.”  ~John F. Kennedy 2011: The final episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show is packed with celebrities. 1993: Intel’s new Pentium processor is unveiled. 1990: TelevisionRead the Rest…

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Sex Boomer Sex Crime Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on May 15th, 2012 in 1980s,Celebrities,Crime,Movies,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

You probably know me as the notorious “Hollywood Madame.” I regard it as a pop culture badge of honor. My exclusive client list, never revealed, looked like a Tinsel Town Baby Boomer’s Who’s Who. I served 21 months in jail. No regrets. What I did isn’t a “real” crime. Unfortunately, my father, a prominent pediatrician,Read the Rest…

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Archie Bunker: Baby Boomer Nemesis

Posted on May 11th, 2012 in 1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

♫ Oh the way Glenn Miller played, Songs that made the Hit Parade, Guys like us we had it made, Those were the days. And you knew where you were then, Girls were girls and men were men… Those Were the Days sung at the piano by Archie and Edith as the intro to eachRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity Jerk. Who Is He?

Posted on May 8th, 2012 in 1990s,Celebrities,Collectibles,Movies by Terry Hamburg

The baby boomer movie star caused a momentary stir when he strolled in. Celebrities are not uncommon at high-end antiques/collectibles shows and he did live right there in Miami. Dealers try to act calm and unimpressed. Beautiful people dress down (like everyone at shows), the theory being if you appear too well-heeled, prices will beRead the Rest…

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