Beatniks: Boomers? Literary Visionaries? Cultural Rebels? Street Thugs? Maynard G. Krebs?

  With all due respect to Greenwich Village, the epicenter of the Beat Movement was closer to Greenwich Street in San Francisco – a 20 minute jaunt to fabled North Beach. Here is where the likes of Kerouac, Ginsberg, Cassady, and Ferlinghetti roamed the streets and back alleys. City Lights was the mecca Beat book store.   InRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Sex Siren: Carol Doda

Posted on February 24th, 2017 in 1960s,1970s,Celebrities,Crime,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution,Women's Liberation by Terry Hamburg

  In my 15 minutes of boomer fame, I was the biggest pop culture celebrity around—literally. Get a load of these numbers. 44DD/24/35. I was the first to go topless in 1964 and started a sexual revolution that spun as fast as twirling tassels. Topless is so common today, it’s hard to believe how daringRead 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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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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Boomer Dead Celebrity List: A Trivia Quiz

Posted on April 16th, 2015 in Celebrities,Crime,Fads & Toys,Music,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  “Death is caused by swallowing small amounts of saliva over a long period of time.” ~George Carlin “The really frightening thing about middle age is the knowledge that you’ll grow out of it.” ~Doris Day “I intend to live forever. So far, so good.” ~Steven Wright, comedian  Boomer Trivia Questions   ►Which one the following was notRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to John “A Stitch in Time Saves Nine” Bobbit?

Posted on April 14th, 2015 in 1990s,Celebrities,Crime,Movies,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution,Women's Liberation by Terry Hamburg

  I had the most painful 15 minutes of baby boomer fame in history. The surgery lasted a lot longer, almost 10 hours. Let me admit right off, I ain’t no saint. But hey, I was the victim, dude. Feminists treated me like a criminal and turned it into women’s lib cause celeb. Remember, Lorena slicedRead the Rest…

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Beatniks. Boomers? Literary Visionaries? Cultural Rebels? Street Thugs?or Maynard G. Krebs?

Posted on April 8th, 2015 in 1950s,1960s,Beat Generation,Celebrities,Crime,Movies by Terry Hamburg

  With all due respect to Greenwich Village, the epicenter of the Beat Movement was closer to Greenwich Street in San Francisco – a 20 minute jaunt to fabled North Beach. Here is where the likes of Kerouac, Ginsberg, Cassady, and Ferlinghetti roamed the streets and back alleys. City Lights was the mecca Beat book store.   InRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Sex Siren: What Happened to Carol Doda?

Posted on March 29th, 2015 in 1960s,Crime,Movies,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

  In my 15 minutes of boomer fame, I was the biggest pop culture celebrity around—literally. Get a load of these numbers. 44DD/24/35. I was the first to go topless in 1964 and started a sexual revolution that spun as fast as twirling tassels. Topless is so common today, it’s hard to believe how daringRead the Rest…

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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…

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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…

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