On This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on January 25th, 2014 in Celebrities,Movies,Music,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.”  ~Pearl Buck, author “History is the sum total of the things that could have been avoided.”  ~Konrad Adenauer, statesman “A lot of history is just dirty politics cleaned up for the consumption of children and other innocents.”  ~Richard Reeves, political writer 1998: Pop cultureRead the Rest…

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Movie Taboos Before The Baby Boomers

Posted on January 6th, 2014 in Movies,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

CODE THIS! What was the world like before baby boomers blew everything sacred out of the water? You want to make movies. Here are a few simple rules. Let’s start with sex. Essentially, avoid it. 1. The sanctity of marriage must be upheld. 2. Any exhibit of “impure” love must be integral to the plotRead the Rest…

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On This Day in Baby Boomer History

Posted on January 2nd, 2014 in Movies,Music,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“History teaches us the mistakes we are going to make.”  ~Anonymous “History, as long as it continues to happen, is always another chance.”  ~R. Jackson Wilson, historian “All history becomes subjective; in other words there is properly no history, only biography.”  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson 2008: Oil reaches $100 per barrel for the first time. 1984:Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Movies For New Year’s Eve

Posted on December 30th, 2013 in Movies,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.  ~Anonymous Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.  ~Oprah Winfrey Many years ago I resolved never to bother with New Year’s resolutions, and I’ve stuck with it ever since.  ~Dave Beard, film musicRead the Rest…

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My Favorite Offbeat Baby Boomer Christmas Movies

Posted on December 20th, 2013 in Movies by Terry Hamburg

  Sure, White Christmas, It’s A Wonderful Life, and Miracle on 34th Street are classics. Every baby boomer and his mother has seen them. A Christmas Story is fabulous, but runs yearly on television since it’s introduction in 1983, sometimes in marathons. If you haven’t watched it twice, you’re the only one. Here are someRead the Rest…

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On This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on December 14th, 2013 in Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“Historians are gossips who tease the dead.”  ~Voltaire “Legend:  A lie that has attained the dignity of age.”  ~H.L. Mencken, journalist “Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.”  ~Dwight D. Eisenhower 2010: WikiLeaks founder, JulianRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer (Sightly Offbeat) Classic Thanksgiving Movies

Posted on November 27th, 2013 in Movies by Terry Hamburg

“What we’re really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets. I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving?” ~Erma Bombeck, writer   Alice’s Restaurant (1969): Baby boomer “protest” movie with great Arlo Guthrie music. ♫ You can get anything you want, at Alice’sRead the Rest…

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On This Day in Baby Boomer History

Posted on November 25th, 2013 in Movies,Music,Politics,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“Historian: an unsuccessful novelist.” ~H.L. Mencken, journalist “A lot of history is just dirty politics cleaned up for the consumption of children and other innocents.”  ~Richard Reeves, political writer “More history’s made by secret handshakes than by battles, bills, and proclamations.”  ~John Barth, novelist 1996: After 24 years, Disneyland Main Street Electrical Parade, ends. 1986:Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomers Saw Europe On $5 A Day

Posted on October 25th, 2013 in 1950s,1960s,Movies,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

It was the early baby boomer tourist bible. The hotel is a charming three story in the trendy, artsy Monmartre section of Paris, the location of so many movies of the times: An American in Paris, Gigi, Funny Face, Charade. Arthur Frommer highly recommended the residence. The 1965 edition warned that prices had risen aRead the Rest…

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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…

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