Baby Boomer Hip Decorating Tips

Posted on February 6th, 2013 in Collectibles,Fashion,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

Before the 1960s, decorating was “traditional.” That meant orderly and consistent. Furniture and accessories matched and came from the same era. The baby boomer-led antiques and collectibles revolution didn’t blow tradition out of the water overnight. Uniformity still mattered, but there was greater variety. Still, if you liked old oak, your house was a seaRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Christmas: 1971

Posted on December 20th, 2012 in 1970s,Collectibles,Fads & Toys,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

Return to the good old days. The youngest “official” baby boomers (1946-1964) are 7; the oldest are 25. Nixon is President. The median household income is $9,028. A stamp costs 6¢. On January 1, cigarette ads are banned on television. The Godfather wins the Academy Award for Best Picture. Wish List from Santa For theRead the Rest…


Star Struck Baby Boomers

Posted on November 26th, 2012 in 1960s,Baby Boomer Future,Collectibles,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

Space…the Final Frontier. These are voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five year mission: to explore strange new worlds. To seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before. Love is lovelier, the second time around.  ~Frank Sinatra The original Star Trek is the most successful TV showRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on August 7th, 2012 in 1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Collectibles,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

I’m a household name, at least to baby boomers. In the New York pop culture art scene of the 1960s and 70s, only Andy Warhol was a bigger celebrity. He had that charisma and eccentric personality that attracted media attention. My creativity was everywhere, but not me. Like Warhol, I began as a commercial artistRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Celebrity Kiddie Pics: Who Am I?

Posted on June 13th, 2012 in Collectibles,Movies,Pop Culture,Television 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 boomer movie and television stars as children before Hollywood fame and fortune, probably before they ever aspired to be pop culture icons. Can you identifyRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Chat Room

Posted on May 14th, 2012 in 1950s,Collectibles,Fads & Toys,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

Do you love me? Give me a kiss. I love you. Let’s play school. Please brush my hair. Please take me with you. May I have a cookie? Let’s have a party! What can we do now? Will you change my dress? I’m so tired! I love you. I hurt myself Will you play withRead the Rest…


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…


Baby Boomer Dumpster Diving

Posted on May 7th, 2012 in 1970s,1980s,Collectibles by Terry Hamburg

“Garbage picking,” a province of “bums” and “bag ladies,” transformed from a survival life-style into a baby boomer career. People have foraged since the beginning of time for food or clothes, but seldom with an eye to profit. What happened? The Great Antiques and Collectibles Renaissance of the 1970s, inspired by young baby boomer consumers,Read the Rest…


Baby Boomer Hunters and Gatherers/List of Odd Collectibles

Posted on February 3rd, 2012 in 1970s,1980s,Collectibles,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

Before the 1970s, they were usually numismatists or philatelists. That’s stamps and coins. If anything else, such enthusiasts remained quirky and alone. They’re no longer alone. Young adult baby boomers led the frenzy. With bulging pockets and a taste for pop culture nostalgia, the question isn’t what was collected, but what was not. The AssociationRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Spiro Agnew?

Posted on February 2nd, 2012 in 1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Collectibles,Crime,New Left,Politics by Terry Hamburg

Remember “nattering nabobs of negativism?” I loved that ditty. My next favorite dig at the new-left baby boomer mob was “pusillanimous pussy footers.” When I overused those barbs, I pulled out “hopeless, hysterical hypochondriacs of history.” Called a right-wing political “hatchet man” for Nixon, I was the voice of the Moral Majority—and that means the center,Read the Rest…