Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Sue Lyon?

Posted on April 26th, 2012 in 1950s,1960s,Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

I was one steamy baby boomer, with the emphasis on “baby.” In my first and most famous role, I played a fourteen-year-old nymph seducing a dignified middle-aged professor who falls ga-ga in lust with me. Just so happens I was the same age when cast. I beat out over 800 mostly older baby boomer pretties,Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Cougars On The Prowl

Posted on April 9th, 2012 in Midlife,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution,Television,Women's Liberation by Terry Hamburg

What’s good for the boomer goose is good for the boomer gander. The sexual revolution of the 1960s isn’t over. Nor is women’s liberation. Meet the cougar. Are we having an epidemic of female baby boomer chronophilia? The male version is regarded as a natural part of life. What is chronophilia? An age related romanticRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on March 21st, 2012 in 1950s,1960s,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

I was never a baby boomer household name, but Madonna, Rihanna, and the Pussycat Dolls were all imitating me. I was one of the earliest Playboy Playmates. Hugh Hefner called me “an iconic figure in pop culture.” Not bad for a little Nashville country girl who graduated college to be a grade school teacher. IRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomers Flock To Flirting School

Posted on March 6th, 2012 in Celebrities,Midlife,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

Toss out your inhibitions. Welcome to the brave new world. If you’ve got it, flaunt it. If you don’t, pretend you do. The sexual revolution never ends. It’s not just for women or mid-lifers, although the biggest demographic attending such classes are women over 35. Do baby boomers need coaching to flirt? Some never learnedRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Slang. Can You Dig It?

Posted on March 2nd, 2012 in Beat Generation,Counterculture/New Age,Hippie,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

We talked the talk. We walked the walk. Here’s where it came from. Bag, as a particular interest or area of expertise, entered pop culture around 1964 and derives from jazz jargon. It’s likely based on the notion of putting something in a bag, thus possessing it. Example: “Folk music is my bag, man.” ItRead the Rest…

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New Baby Boomer “Live-In” Dating Service

Posted on December 5th, 2011 in Midlife,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

I want to get married again…or not. I wouldn’t mind having a “better-than-just-a-roommate” companion, but I can’t quite define what I mean, and how do I find you if I can’t define you? I don’t like being alone but where to connect with someone who is on the same wavelength without going through a longRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer First Timers

Posted on November 28th, 2011 in 1950s,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

Midnight. Saturday. A farmhouse near Chicago. There were at least twenty cars ahead of us. We turned off our lights and snailed forward. Finally, there was a tap at the window. “Hey, guys, howyadoin’? Look, as you can see, we’re a little crowded tonight, so to speed things up I’m gonna to collect the doughRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on November 3rd, 2011 in 1960s,1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution,Television by Terry Hamburg

I was your typical suburban baby boomer kid, but cuter and very ambitious. I started modeling at 16 to supplement my allowance. A girl has expenses, you know. I got my big break when I landed a job on Hugh Hefner’s television show, Playboy After Dark, where I “hung out” for atmosphere with a bevyRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Rabble Rouser Dyke Communist Loud-mouth broad Man-Hater Bitch Subversive Trouble Maker As you can see by the epithets hurled at me (and that’s the short list), I caused quite a splash in the feminist 1970s, an inspiration for rebellious young baby boomer ladies. Ever hear the phrase: “A woman’s place is in the house –Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on October 4th, 2011 in 1980s,1990s,Celebrities,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution,Television by Terry Hamburg

Sex and the Nitty-Gritty I owe my success to sexually liberated baby boomers. And some good doctors. I’m lucky to be alive. As a teenager I joined the Haganah—the Jewish paramilitary fighting for Israeli independence. I was trained as sniper. Then I got hit by a shell and couldn’t walk for months. Oy vey, that wasRead the Rest…

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