BABY BOOMER NEMESIS

Posted on April 9th, 2011 in 1960s,1970s,Celebrities,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

♫ Oh the way Glenn Miller played, Songs that made the Hit Parade, Guys like us we had it made, Those were the days. And you knew where you were then, Girls were girls and men were men… Those Were the Days sung at the piano by Archie and Edith as the intro to eachRead the Rest…

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BABY BOOMER CELEBRITY: WHAT HAPPENED TO ZSA ZSA GABOR?

Posted on February 4th, 2011 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,1980s,1990s,Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

Reports of my demise have been greatly exaggerated, but I’m not doing very well, dahlink. You know, all my health problems. But I’ve never been a complainer. I’ve had a long, charmed life. Did you know that this Sunday is my 94th birthday? After winning Miss Hungary, I came to Hollywood. It didn’t take long forRead the Rest…

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A REEEEALLY BIG BABY BOOMER SHOW!

Posted on January 22nd, 2011 in 1950s,1960s,Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

Sure, there was boomer kiddie television before 1955. Howdy Doody led the parade, Kukla, Fran and Ollie right behind. A version of what would become Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood began. Lunch With Soupy (Sales) was pie-in-you-face; Animal Clinic—delightful; Acrobat Ranch starring Tumbling Tim and Fying Flo provided thrills. Let’s not forget Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, andRead the Rest…

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DOGS BACK IN THE GOOD OLD BABY BOOMER DAYS

Posted on October 22nd, 2010 in 1950s,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

I begged and begged and begged some more.  My first choice, a Collie that looked like Lassie—the greatest  boomer dog star in history—was a no. Too big and sheds too much. Second choice, a German Sheppard that looked like Rin-Tin-Tin was also nixed—same reasons, plus he might bite. President Eisenhower had this strange-looking dog few hadRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Jack LaLanne?

Posted on May 26th, 2010 in 1970s,1980s,1990s,Celebrities,Midlife,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

Nothing happened to me. As I said in an interview: “I can’t afford to die, it would ruin my image.” I was born in 1914 when “boomer” meant someone who made loud noises. I was a muscle man and fitness guru before anyone thought it was “cool.” All these baby boomer upstarts—Jane Fonda, Arnold Schwarzenegger,Read the Rest…

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