Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on August 21st, 2013 in 1960s,1970s,Celebrities,Counterculture/New Age,Hippie,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

  My early life was hard as a rock. Most baby boomers never experienced anything like it. I was dirt poor and dropped out of school in the 6th grade. I knocked around the country for years doing anything to survive, from cowboy to carpenter. Yes, I was a hobo. It wasn’t such a dirtyRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Family Western Rides Into The Living Room

Posted on August 16th, 2013 in 1950s,1960s,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

In 1958, seven of the top ten television shows were “Westerns,” including the first four. Baby boomers (and their parents) couldn’t get enough of the action. What accounts for this pop culture dominance? Of course, the mystique of the West is woven into American history. The War and Depression became fading ghosts in the rearRead the Rest…

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On This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on August 10th, 2013 in Movies,Music,Politics,Television by Terry Hamburg

“Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunters.”  ~African Proverb “History is herstory, too.”  ~Author Unknown “A lot of history is just dirty politics cleaned up for the consumption of children and other innocents.”  ~Richard Reeves, journalist 1996: Bob Dole picks Jack Kemp as his Republican Vice Presidential runningRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on August 5th, 2013 in 1960s,1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Politics,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

  Although I achieved fame and fortune, I had humble beginnings. My parents were Italian immigrants who squeezed out a living at the their “restaurant,” Yocco’s Hot Dogs. I began my career as a engineer in the auto industry but sales and marketing were my forte. I rose quickly through the ranks at Ford whereRead the Rest…

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On This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on July 26th, 2013 in Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“When a history book contains no lies it is always tedious.”  ~Anatole France, journalist “Perhaps nobody has changed the course of history as much as the historians.”  ~Franklin P. Jones, historian “The past is really almost as much a work of the imagination as the future.”  ~Jessamyn West, novelist   1996: Bomb explodes at AtlantaRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Prosperity Was Built on a House of Cards

Posted on July 24th, 2013 in 1950s,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

    “Cash or charge?” The most-asked question in America   Imagine this. You dash into Neiman Marcus to pick up that must-have little black dress for a hot date tonight, then have to pay with cash or check. No money—no merchandise. Even checks might be a problem if the store doesn’t know you well.Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Blind Dating

Posted on July 16th, 2013 in Fads & Toys,Midlife,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution,Television 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 Celebrity: What Happened To Doris Day?

Posted on July 12th, 2013 in 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 boomersRead the Rest…

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This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on June 29th, 2013 in Movies,Politics,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 “Legend:  A lie that has attained the dignity of age.”  ~H.L. Mencken 1991: Soapstar Susan Lucci fails to get a Daytime Emmy Award for the 12th time. 1985: NewRead the Rest…

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On This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on June 14th, 2013 in Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

  “History:  gossip well told.” ~Elbert Hubbard, philosopher.   “Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.” ~Dwight D. Eisenhower   “History, as long as it continues to happen, is always another chance.” ~R. Jackson Wilson,Read the Rest…

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