Baby Boomer Battle of the Sexes

  “Here’s all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid.” ~George Carlin Baby boomers brought up in the 1950s were taught that men and women are very different creatures. Those assumptions would be challenged in theRead the Rest…


On This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on August 6th, 2014 in Fashion,Movies,Music,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“History: gossip well told.” ~Elbert Hubbard, philosopher “History is the sum total of the things that could have been avoided.” ~Konrad Adenauer, statesman “When a history book contains no lies it is always tedious.” ~Anatole France, novelist 2003: At the Wimbledon Women’s Finals, Serena Williams beat her sister Venus Williams. 1991: Colorado Rockies and FloridaRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Sin: I Was A Cigarette Junkie

Posted on June 20th, 2014 in Celebrities,Fads & Toys,Fashion,Movies,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

Marlboro Man Big Brother King Arthur Santa Claus Hamlet The top five from The 101 Most Influential People Who Never Lived Before a craggy-faced cowboy galloped across the baby boomer television screen as the Marlboro Man, the brand was marketed as a feminine alternative to the harsher cigarettes gents smoked. In the 1950s, the tobaccoRead the Rest…


Is Your Baby Boomer Name Here?

Posted on April 28th, 2014 in 1950s,1960s,Fashion,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“Words have meaning and names have power. ” ~Anonymous Mad Men is the quintessential “period” television series, set in the 1960s. The following are some Mad Men character first names that are seldom used anymore for newborns. Is yours here? If so, it will identify you as a baby boomer…or older. Abigail / Alice /Read the Rest…


Baby Boomer Fashion: Designers Who Dressed A Generation

Posted on March 26th, 2014 in 1960s,1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Fads & Toys,Fashion,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

  So many designers, so little blog space, but three stand out as leaders of the baby boomer fashion revolutions, attaining stunning pop culture celebrity status in the process. It started with Mary Quant who brought the mod scene and mini-skirt from Carnaby Street to main street. What began in 1965 as a local popRead the Rest…


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…


Should Baby Boomers Give Up ‘Pooing?

Posted on February 17th, 2012 in 1970s,1980s,Fashion,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

Let me present a radical idea – stop washing your hair. It’s called the “no-poo” movement, sometimes described as a pop culture “underground beauty trend.” Youngsters as well as baby boomers are jumping off the bottle. Believe it or not, your great grandmother probably didn’t cleanse her scalp more than a couple of times aRead the Rest…


Baby Boomers Loved Their Bell Bottoms

Posted on February 14th, 2012 in 1970s,1980s,Fashion,Hippie,Music,Politics,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

This may come as a shock. Baby boomers didn’t invent bell bottoms in the 1960s. It was introduced as standard ware by the British Navy a century earlier, less for smart looks than a way to ditch pants in a royal emergency. The style reached a fashion apogee during the 1970s Disco craze, but itRead the Rest…


Baby Boomers in Barcelona

Posted on December 1st, 2011 in Fashion,Midlife by Terry Hamburg

I visited Barcelona briefly many years ago (Generalissimo Francisco Franco was still in power). I didn’t see much. My most vivid memory of the city as a teenager was a girl named Cecilia. Fast-forward forty years. I traveled with my wife Beverly (who was more fun than Cecilia). It’s a vibrant city, brimming with art,Read the Rest…


Baby Boomer “Dos”

Posted on May 23rd, 2011 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,1980s,1990s,Celebrities,Fads & Toys,Fashion,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

Baby Boomer Hair Fads & Fashions ** 1950s ** The Crew Cuts ♫ Sh-Boom, Sh-Boom Everyboy Baby Boomer, 1950s Va-Va Boomer The Duck’s Ass became the symbol of baby boomer teen rebellion, especially among working class kids, often referred to as “greasers.” Hair was combed (with lots of pomade) back around the sides of theRead the Rest…