Baby Boomer Sin: I Was A Cigarette Junkie

Posted on June 20th, 2014 in Celebrities,Fads & Toys,Fashion,Movies,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

Marlboro Man Big Brother King Arthur Santa Claus Hamlet The top five from The 101 Most Influential People Who Never Lived Before a craggy-faced cowboy galloped across the baby boomer television screen as the Marlboro Man, the brand was marketed as a feminine alternative to the harsher cigarettes gents smoked. In the 1950s, the tobaccoRead the Rest…

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That Baby Boomer 1970s Show

Posted on June 17th, 2014 in 1970s,Celebrities,Movies,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

1975 Snapshot of U.S. — Best-Selling Full Sized Car: Chevy Impala ($4900) — Winner of Academy Award Best Picture: Rocky — #1 Television Show: All in the Family — #1 Song: Love Will Keep Us Together — Best Selling novel: Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow — Best-Selling non-fiction: Angels: God’s Secret Agents by Billy GrahamRead the Rest…

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On This Day in Baby Boomer Entertainment History

Posted on June 13th, 2014 in Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“I never called my work an ‘art’. It’s part of show business, the business of building entertainment.” ~Walt Disney “That’s what show business is, sincere insincerity.” Benny Hill, comedian “Politics is just like show business. You have a hell of an opening, coast for a while, and then have a hell of a close.” ~RonaldRead the Rest…

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On This Day in Baby Boomer History

Posted on May 29th, 2014 in Collectibles,Movies,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“The historian has before him a jigsaw puzzle from which many pieces have disappeared. These gaps can be filled only by his imagination.” ~Gaetano Salvemini, historian “History in general is a collection of crimes, follies, and misfortunes among which we have now and then met with a few virtues, and some happy times.”~Voltaire 1987: “TwilightRead the Rest…

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Spaced-Out Baby Boomers

Posted on May 26th, 2014 in 1960s,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

It became one of the great lines of baby boomer pop culture. “Danger, Will Robinson” combined the thrill of pioneer space travel, old-fashioned family values, the battle of good vs. evil, and hopes of human-machine interface. 1950s America trumpeted the family. After the dislocations of War and Depression, the family was reunited, smaller (nuclear) butRead the Rest…

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On This Day in Baby Boomer History

Posted on May 10th, 2014 in Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“History is herstory, too” ~Anonymous “Historians are like deaf people who go on answering questions that no one has asked them.” ~Leo Tolstoy, novelist “More history’s made by secret handshakes than by battles, bills, and proclamations.” ~John Barth, novelist 2012: Roy Lichtenstein’s work, ‘Sleeping Girl’, sells at auction for $44.9 million, a new record forRead 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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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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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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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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