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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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…

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Baby Boomer History On This Day

Posted on July 17th, 2014 in Movies,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunters.” ~African Proverb “Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all: the conscientious historian will correct these defects.” ~Herodotus “Historians are gossips who tease the dead.” ~Voltaire 1995: Forbes Mag announces Bill Gates isRead the Rest…

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A Busy Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on June 27th, 2014 in Movies,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.” ~Pearl Buck, writer “Historians are gossips who tease the dead.” ~Voltaire “More history’s made by secret handshakes than by battles, bills, and proclamations.” ~John Barth, novelist 2008: Bill Gates resigns from Microsoft to focus on his charity work. 1991: At 18th Daytime TV Awards,Read the Rest…

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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…

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That Baby Boomer 1970s Show

Posted on June 17th, 2014 in 1970s,Celebrities,Movies,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

1975 Snapshot of U.S. — Best-Selling Full Sized Car: Chevy Impala ($4900) — Winner of Academy Award Best Picture: Rocky — #1 Television Show: All in the Family — #1 Song: Love Will Keep Us Together — Best Selling novel: Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow — Best-Selling non-fiction: Angels: God’s Secret Agents by Billy GrahamRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

  With all due modesty, I was the best-looking feminist of the baby boomer era, not that it matters. But who else could go “undercover” as a Playboy bunny to write an expose of the mistreatment of women at their clubs? It was a sensation and landed me a job at New York Magazine.  Read the Rest…

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On This Day in Baby Boomer History

Posted on May 29th, 2014 in Collectibles,Movies,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“The historian has before him a jigsaw puzzle from which many pieces have disappeared. These gaps can be filled only by his imagination.” ~Gaetano Salvemini, historian “History in general is a collection of crimes, follies, and misfortunes among which we have now and then met with a few virtues, and some happy times.”~Voltaire 1987: “TwilightRead the Rest…

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On This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on April 16th, 2014 in Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

  “History never looks like history when you are living through it.” ~John W. Gardner, politician “A lot of history is just dirty politics cleaned up for the consumption of children and other innocents.”  ~Richard Reeves, journalist “History is a vast early warning system.” ~Norman Cousins, professor   1997: Baseball honors Jackie Robinson by retiringRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomers Envision 2001

Posted on March 23rd, 2014 in 1960s,Counterculture/New Age,Movies,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

      It broke all the molds. Until Stanley Kubrick’s mind-bending 1968 movie, baby boomers and their parents were fed a sci-fi diet of funk and fear: a 50-foot woman rampaging through town exacting revenge on all who wronged her when normal (a harbinger of women’s liberation?), or huge mutant ants crawling up skyRead the Rest…

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