Boomers Just Hang: Be-In There Or Be Square

Posted on March 15th, 2017 in 1960s,Beat Generation,Celebrities,Counterculture/New Age,Hippie,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

  January 14, 1967. It quickly became a hippie badge of honor. Golden Gate Park, a few months and few blocks from ground zero of the San Francisco Summer of Love. We’re talking about the first, the historic, star-studded, stoned-out Be-In, officially known as the Human Be-In, A Gathering of the Tribes.  The direct inspiration was to protest a newRead the Rest…

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Boomer Predictions: Wow, Did They Get It Wrong!

Posted on March 2nd, 2017 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

  “I was not trying to predict the future, I was trying to prevent it.” ~ Ray Bradbury, science fiction writer “The future is like a corridor into which we can see only by the light coming from behind.”~ Edward Weyer Jr., former editor of Natural History magazine.     The Predictions   ♦ There is no reasonRead the Rest…

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Say It Ain’t So, Buffalo Bob. Howdy Doody A Racist?!

Posted on July 23rd, 2015 in 1950s,Celebrities,Collectibles,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

HOW in the world could this be true?

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Baby Boomer Silly: The Inside Story of Gilligan’s Island

Posted on May 11th, 2015 in 1960s,Celebrities,Collectibles,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

There was an endless parade of silly baby boomer sitcoms. The best/worst is arguable, but the most iconic is clear. None reaches the pop culture television status of Gilligan’s Island. Virtually everyone, including the creator’s agent, panned the idea before it debuted. The then-president of CBS West Coast remarked: “I thought it was a stupidRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Pee-Wee Herman?

Posted on April 28th, 2015 in 1980s,1990s,Celebrities,Collectibles,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

OK, my boomer fans, let’s deal with that 800-pound gorilla in the theatre. It was humiliating, but what are the local cops doing trolling an adult movie house for victimless crimes? Just for the record, know what the crime rate is in Sarasota, Florida? Almost twice the national average. So every time the local fuzzRead the Rest…

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1968: Bloody Streets, Yippie Theatre, Media Circus, & The Chicago 7

Posted on March 25th, 2015 in 1960s,1970s,Celebrities,Counterculture/New Age,New Left,Politics,Television by Terry Hamburg

    “Large amounts of hair spray were sold in the Old Town area stores during the time of the Convention. The expulsion of hair spry from a can when set fire to works as a home-made flame thrower. Royal Blue Food Store reported large groups of Yippies purchasing large quantities of hair spray. It isRead the Rest…

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Ad Too Sexy For TV?

Posted on March 9th, 2015 in Sexual Revolution,Television,Women's Liberation by Terry Hamburg

  You’re a television ad exec. Would you accept a commercial for Zestra Essential Arousal Oils for women, described as a botanical aphrodisiac that promises “heightened sensitivity to touch?” If you say yes, you’re one of the few. Even when they do, they don’t. The Oxygen Network limited exposure from midnight to 4 a.m. orRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrities Trying To Make A Buck

Posted on February 18th, 2015 in Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

  “Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.” ~ Horace Greeley, 19th century journalist. “Fame doesn’t fulfill you, it warms you a bit, and that warmth is temporary.” ~ Marilyn Monroe   What do all these celebrities have in common? Dwayne Hickman Larry HolmesRead the Rest…

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On This Day In Baby Boomer Hollywood History

Posted on January 28th, 2015 in Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“In Hollywood if you don’t have a shrink, people think you’re crazy.” ― Johnny Carson “History: gossip well told.” ~Elbert Hubbard, philospher “Legend: A lie that has attained the dignity of age.” ~H.L. Mencken, journalist 1994: Actors Lorraine Bracco (39) and Edward James Olmos (46) tie the knot. 1991: American Music Awards dominated by M.Read the Rest…

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Snapshot of Baby Boomer 1970s

Posted on January 23rd, 2015 in 1970s,Celebrities,Movies,Television by Terry Hamburg

Wikipedia description of That 70’s Show: “The show addressed social issues of the 1970s such as sexism, sexual attitudes, generational conflict, the economic hardships of the 1970s recession, mistrust of the American government by blue-collar workers, and teenage drug use, developments in the entertainment industry, the television remote,  and Star Wars.”  1977   — Best-Selling FullRead the Rest…

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