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…


Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on July 10th, 2014 in 1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Crime,Me Generation,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  I was one natty, cool dude, dude. I rose like a meteorite in the auto industry by developing models baby boomers craved. First was the wildly popular Pontiac GTO. Next came the Firebird, soon outselling the Camero. And then the Grand Prix, the most successful new car in 1969 that blew luxury competition outRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who is Richard Jewell and What Happened to Him?

Posted on June 3rd, 2014 in 1990s,Celebrities,Crime,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

My 15 minutes of fame was a nightmare. And it could happen to you. You might be wondering: the name rings a distant bell, but who is he? This baby boomer would have remained invisible except for a fateful day in 1996. As a private security guard working at the Summer Olympics in Atlanta, IRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Fake-Out

Posted on May 2nd, 2014 in 1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Collectibles,Crime,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant.” ~Salvador Dali Limited edition art prints. What a great marketing idea! What an opportunity for forgery! The market was geared to affluent baby boomers with a reputationRead the Rest…


Boomer Activist: Who Am I?

Posted on April 13th, 2014 in 1960s,1970s,Celebrities,Crime,New Left,Politics by Terry Hamburg

Lenny Bruce     Stokely Carmichael Jack Ruby (killed Lee Harvey Oswald) Angela Davis Abbie Hoffman Wayne Williams (serial killer) Sheik Omar Abdel-Rathman (1993 World Trade center bombing) John Gotti (head of the Gambino crime family) The Chicago 7 I defended them all in court.   I was the best known lawyer of the boomer era.Read the Rest…


Litigious Baby Boomer Nation

Posted on March 10th, 2014 in Crime,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

Ever hear of the Stella Awards? They are named after 81-year-old Stella Liebeck who spilled hot coffee on herself and successfully sued the McDonald’s in New Mexico. She took the lid off the coffee and put it between her knees while she was driving. I know, she was 81 but that’s the new 61 and the stateRead the Rest…


Baby Boomers Run Out Of Gas

Posted on March 4th, 2014 in 1970s,1980s,Crime,Politics by Terry Hamburg

  1970s ENERGY CRISIS Average pump price of gasoline in: 1950:  20 cents 1960:  31 cents 1970:  36 cents 1973:  38 cents 1974:  55 cents 1980:  86 cents Panic gripped the nation. An Arab oil embargo in 1973 had America by the pistons. Millions of young boomers were getting their first driving license. Suddenly, weRead the Rest…


Baby Boomers “Gangsters” Behaving Like Gangsters

Posted on November 20th, 2013 in 1990s,Celebrities,Crime,Television by Terry Hamburg

It was the baby boomers’ turn to control the crime mob. The Sopranos told their story. Here are some surprising, little known facts about your favorite celebrities who played those roles. A few acted like gangsters in real life: Young Robert Iler, who played Tony’s son A.J., had some serious run-ins with the law duringRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Charles Colson?

Posted on October 18th, 2013 in 1980s,Celebrities,Crime,Movies,Politics by Terry Hamburg

“Thanks to the grace of God, I took a lickin’ and kept on tickin’ until April 21, 2012.” When you hear my name, you probably recall the old me. You see, I’ve led two separate lives. The old one was nasty. I was only 38 when handed a political dream job: Special Counsel to just-electedRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Bernhard Goetz?

Posted on May 13th, 2013 in 1980s,Celebrities,Crime,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

I had my proverbial 15 minutes of pop culture fame. It came in a flash of gunfire and headlines that echoed for years. When I shot four muggers in New York City, I became an instant baby boomer celebrity — known forever as the “Subway Vigilante.” Yes, as I’ve admitted, I snapped, I acted likeRead the Rest…