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…

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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…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened To Dick Gregory?

Before there was Richard Pryor, before there was Bill Cosby, there was me – the inspiration for a generation of baby boomer black comics. By the early 1960s, I became the first black “crossover” comedian. People called me the “Black Mort Sahl.” I called Sahl the “White Dick Gregory.” But, hey, I was more thanRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Love Affair

Posted on April 21st, 2014 in 1960s,Fads & Toys,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“Our national flower is the concrete cloverleaf.” ~Lewis Mumford, sociologist “Two-hundred forty horsepower isn’t enough to move me anymore. Enough to move my body, yes, but not my soul.” ~S.A. Sachs, judge The Ford Mustang turns 50 this month. While the first Mustang rolled off the Ford assembly line in March 1964, it wasn’t introducedRead 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 Boomer Assets In The Attic

Posted on April 9th, 2014 in Collectibles,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

Attics, basements, closets, bottoms of bottom drawers. When’s the last time you explored these places? Who knows what could be lurking there? Maybe baby boomer collectible treasure.   Here are some tips and inspiration ~ The most famous baby boomer doll in history: Barbie. A 1974 survey revealed that 90% of all American girls betweenRead the Rest…

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On This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on April 1st, 2014 in Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

  “Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunters.” ~African Proverb “Most history is guessing, and the rest is prejudice.” ~Will and Ariel Durant, historians “If you think you have it tough, read history books.” ~Bill Maher, comedian   1998: Paula Jones’ sexual harassment case against President Bill ClintonRead the Rest…

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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…

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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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On This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on March 18th, 2014 in Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“History is merely gossip.”  ~Oscar Wilde “It is a great pity that every human being does not, at an early stage of his life, have to write a historical work.  He would then realize that the human race is in quite a jam about truth. ” ~Rebecca West, writer 1997: CNN television begins Spanish languageRead the Rest…

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