Snapshot of Baby Boomer 1970s

Posted on January 23rd, 2015 in 1970s,Celebrities,Movies,Television by Terry Hamburg

Wikipedia description of That 70’s Show: “The show addressed social issues of the 1970s such as sexism, sexual attitudes, generational conflict, the economic hardships of the 1970s recession, mistrust of the American government by blue-collar workers, and teenage drug use, developments in the entertainment industry, the television remote,  and Star Wars.”  1977   — Best-Selling FullRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Charo?

Posted on January 16th, 2015 in 1980s,Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

  Is there a baby boomer that doesn’t know who I am? Cuchi-Cuchi! My real name is Maria Rosario Pilar Martinez Molina Moquiere de Les Esperades Ana Romanguera y de la Nojosa Rasten, but I shortened it for my show business career. Lets clear up my real age. My Spanish birth certificate records 1941, butRead the Rest…


On This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on January 3rd, 2015 in Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“A lot of history is just dirty politics cleaned up for the consumption of children and other innocents.” ~Richard Reeves, journalist “Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.” ~Dwight D. Eisenhower “Each time history repeatsRead the Rest…


Who Is This Baby Boomer Celebrity Jerk?

Posted on December 14th, 2014 in 1990s,Celebrities,Collectibles,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  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. This means dealersRead the Rest…


On This Day In Baby Boomer History: Bad Boys & Good Music

Posted on December 6th, 2014 in Celebrities,Crime,Midlife,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  “When a history book contains no lies it is always tedious.” ~Anatole France, poet “Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons. You will find it is to the soul what a water bath is to the body.” ~Oliver Wendell Holmes “A jury consists of twelve persons chosen toRead the Rest…


On This Day in Baby Boomer History

Posted on November 19th, 2014 in Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

History never looks like history when you are living through it. ~John W. Gardner, educator History is the sum total of the things that could have been avoided. ~Konrad Adenauer, statesman If you think you have it tough, read history books. ~Bill Maher, comedian 2011: An investigation into the drowning death of American actress NatalieRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Batman?

Posted on November 8th, 2014 in 1960s,Celebrities,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

It’s a blessing and a curse. Sometimes I think I should have turned Batman down. That baby boomer television hit catapulted me to fame and fortune, but Holy Typecast! I was stuck there the rest of my Hollywood life. Believe it or not, I had a career before Batman. I was in The Philadelphians withRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Icon: James Dean

Posted on October 18th, 2014 in 1950s,Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  “Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.” ~James Wooden, fabled basketball coach ♫ 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 WORDSRead the Rest…


Very Busy Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on October 13th, 2014 in Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“History is a vast early warning system.” ~Norman Cousins, journalist “Each time history repeats itself, the price goes up.” ~Anonymous 2012: The U.S. Space Shuttle Endeavor inches through the streets of Los Angeles on a trolley, making its way to a museum. 2009: U.S. Senate Committee passes healthcare reform bill, hailed as a ‘critical milestone’Read the Rest…


Baby Boomers Face The Red Menace

Posted on September 20th, 2014 in 1950s,1960s,Celebrities,Crime,Movies,New Left,Politics,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

Just how serious was the “Red Menace” inside the U.S.? Baby boomers in the 1950s and 1960s came of age amidst widespread fears of a communist plot to take over America. FBI Chief J. Edgar Hoover worried that these boomers were vulnerable targets. Subtle and not-so-subtle anti-communist themes permeated entertainment, schools and  churches. The popularRead the Rest…