Baby Boomer Sex Change: Cross Over The Bridge

Posted on July 15th, 2015 in 1950s,Celebrities,Gay Issues & Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

  “If you understand trans-genders, then you understand that gender doesn’t have to do with bed partners, it has to do with identity.” ~Christine Jorgensen, pioneer and celebrity   SEX CHANGE! WORLD’S RICHEST MAN BECOMES WORLD’S RICHEST WOMAN Cartoon headline   SURGERY MAKES EX-GI GIRL Real Headline, 12/1/52   One always heard: “Boys will be boys.”Read the Rest…

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Boomers Have A Close Encounter Of The Third Kind

Posted on June 30th, 2015 in 1970s,Celebrities,Counterculture/New Age,Movies,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  It was the right story at the right time. Close Encounters broke the mold of hostile, war-bent aliens, introducing instead hope of a kinder, gentler extra-terrestrial universe. The movie offered, as one critic said, “a benign, dreamy-eyed vision.”   Baby boomers were raised on steady diet of sci-fi fright and horror. Intelligent life beyond Earth wasRead the Rest…

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Bad Boomer Trip: Easy Rider

Posted on June 22nd, 2015 in 1960s,1970s,Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

It’s 1969. Baby boomers are in rebellion. Easy Rider roars across the screen. Parents are at their wits end. Henry Fonda, the venerable father of the film’s co-star, couldn’t even find a plot. “What does the movie mean?” he asked in bewilderment. There was a plot of sorts: two biker hippie drug dealers make a bigRead the Rest…

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Boomer Sexual Revolution: Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

  The tag line read: “Consider the Possibilities.” Today, it’s hard to believe the movie was regarded so cutting edge and titillating. Remember, it’s 1970 and the impact of rebellious boomer ideas is just beginning to penetrate Main Street. The plot: An educated, affluent couple attend an “self-discovery” weekend at a New Age retreat andRead the Rest…

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Boomer Disco Mania

Posted on June 8th, 2015 in 1970s,Celebrities,Crime,Fashion,Gay Issues & Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

    [Studio 54] is the embodiment of the most decadent social period of any city in modern history. By 1978…New York was headlong into an era of staggering permissiveness. ~ A patron of the very hip, very celebrity-packed New York City disco club   Fashion rules. Better be preened to perform. Gold lamé, leopard skin,Read the Rest…

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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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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 Psychopath: What Happened To Tanya Harding?

Posted on May 14th, 2015 in 1990s,Celebrities,Crime,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

I’ve been skating on thin ice ever since “The Incident,” where I plopped on the cover of Time and Newsweek. I always wanted to be a baby boomer celebrity, but not by turning into a pop culture crime piñata. Hey, remember I was the best American figure skater of the 1990s, doing circle 8s around all those cuties whoRead 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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Baby Boomer Celebrities: Can You See The Star In The Kid Pics?

Posted on May 7th, 2015 in Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

It’s called “growing into yourself.” You lose baby fat, features get definition, the nose elongates, even your hairline changes. But beneath all that, an imprint remains. Here are some baby boomers as children before Hollywood fame and fortune, probably before they ever dreamed or aspired to be pop culture icons. Can you identify them?  Read the Rest…

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