Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Some call me a pop culture flash in the pan. Maybe—but a flash followed by a loooong sizzle. My real name is Arthur Gelien. My stage name should ring a baby boomer bell, even if you don’t know all my accomplishments. Although gay (very discretely) in the 1950s, I was one of the hottest teenage heart-throbsRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer “Devil” Girl

Posted on September 13th, 2011 in 1960s,1970s,Counterculture/New Age,Politics,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution,Women's Liberation by Terry Hamburg

She was my baby boomer dream girl: part rebel, part old-fashioned, all sexy, and an advocate that ladies should pay their own way on dates. At the time, on a limited income, that’s what I thought woman’s liberation should mean. The only problem: Maddy was the leader of the 1972 “Nixon’s The One Again” PoliticalRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Blind Dating

Posted on August 23rd, 2011 in Midlife,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

We are so eye oriented, it dilutes our other senses. Visual deprivation can stimulate those senses. It’s well known that the blind develop enhanced receptiveness to smell, touch, and hearing. “Dining in the dark” is a pop culture phenomenon that appeals to midlife baby boomers as well as adventurous youngsters. Restaurants are pitch black. AlthoughRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Break-Ups

Posted on July 13th, 2011 in Counterculture/New Age,Me Generation,Midlife,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

♫ I beg of you, don’t say goodbye Can’t we give our love another try Come on baby, let’s start a new ‘Cause breaking up is hard to do Baby boomers are divorcing at greater rates than their parents – and kids. A Pew Research Center study found that boomers are less willing (66% toRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomers: It’s Not Too Late – Male Contraceptives Are Almost Here

Posted on July 8th, 2011 in 1950s,1960s,Baby Boomer Future,Midlife,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

Science is close to developing a side effect-free contraceptive pill for men. Unlike the current hormonal method, there are no steroids. No dousing of libido. No effect on vision or arteries. Fertility can be quickly restored. This is relevant for mid-lifers as well as the young. The average baby boomer woman will go through menopauseRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Glimpse of Forbidden Fruit

Posted on June 22nd, 2011 in 1950s,1960s,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

It was a great tradition – an early baby boomer rite of passage. The actives treated the pledges to “Burlesque Night Out” at the Candy Apple. Here I was, eighteen and never attended a show. All my pledge brothers said they had. To save face, I did, too. We didn’t know at the time butRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomers At Play

♀♀♀♀♀♀ As the baby boomer sexual revolution went into high gear, the new rag on the block offered “Entertainment for Women…No other magazine out there caters to women in the way we do.” Cosmo was reinvented in early 1970s and packed its pages with nitty-gritty advice about dating, sex, and guys. Ms. rolled out inRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomers “Open-Up” Marriage

Posted on May 20th, 2011 in 1970s,Counterculture/New Age,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

I had an open marriage once. When I had an affair my wife opened the door and kicked me out of the marriage. Some celebrities think an open marriage means you let the paparazzi in to shoot the ceremony. Stand-up comedy lines from the 1970s Hang on to your JuJu Bees. A 1969 baby boomerRead the Rest…

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DON’T FAULT THE BABY BOOMERS

Posted on April 16th, 2011 in 1960s,1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution,Women's Liberation by Terry Hamburg

“Every day, in every superior court in the state, the same melancholy charade was played: the “innocent” spouse, generally the wife, would take the stand and, to the accompanying cacophony of sobbing and nose-bowing, testify under the deft guidance of an attorney to the spousal conduct that she deemed cruel.” Stanley Mosk, former California SupremeRead the Rest…

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BABY BOOMER CELEBRITY: WHAT HAPPENED TO DORIS DAY?

Posted on April 15th, 2011 in 1960s,1970s,Celebrities,Movies,Music,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution,Television by Terry Hamburg

Do you know I’m the top-rated female box office celebrity of all time? That’s pretty darn amazing considering my movie career was over by the late 1960s. I became the victim of my pop culture self—type-cast as the wholesome, girl-next-store sweetheart, but that’s who I really was. The parents of young baby boomers loved meRead the Rest…

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