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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On This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on March 7th, 2014 in Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

  “If an historian were to relate truthfully all the crimes, weaknesses and disorders of mankind, his readers would take his work for satire rather than for history.”  ~Pierre Bayle, 18th century philospher 2011: The most expensive painting ever auctioned, ‘Nude, Green Leaves and Bust’, by Pablo Picasso, goes on display in London’s Tate Gallery.Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened To Batman?

Posted on February 10th, 2014 in 1960s,Celebrities,Collectibles,Movies,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

  It’s a blessing and a curse. Sometimes I think I should have turned Batman down. That baby boomer television hit catapulted me to fame and fortune, but Holy Typecast! I was stuck there the rest of my Hollywood life. Believe it or not, I had a career before Batman. I was in The PhiladelphiansRead the Rest…

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