Baby Boomer Psychopath: What Happened To Tanya Harding?

Posted on May 14th, 2015 in 1990s,Celebrities,Crime,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

I’ve been skating on thin ice ever since “The Incident,” where I plopped on the cover of Time and Newsweek. I always wanted to be a baby boomer celebrity, but not by turning into a pop culture crime piñata. Hey, remember I was the best American figure skater of the 1990s, doing circle 8s around all those cuties whoRead the Rest…

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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 Celebrities: Can You See The Star In The Kid Pics?

Posted on May 7th, 2015 in Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

It’s called “growing into yourself.” You lose baby fat, features get definition, the nose elongates, even your hairline changes. But beneath all that, an imprint remains. Here are some baby boomers as children before Hollywood fame and fortune, probably before they ever dreamed or aspired to be pop culture icons. Can you identify them?  Read the Rest…

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Boomers Inspired By Sexy Fredericks Of Hollywood

Posted on May 4th, 2015 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,Celebrities,Fashion,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

  “Don’t dream it…Live it.” Frederick’s of Hollywood motto   Before the baby boomer sexual revolution, there was the risque revolution. In 1947, Frederick’s brought “naughty” European frilly black panties to staid white cotton American women. It debuted the padded bra—dubbed “Rising Star,” then introduced the first push-up model and created a pointed, cone-stitched wonderRead the Rest…

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Boomers Play At Burlesque: A Trivia Quiz

Posted on April 30th, 2015 in 1970s,1980s,Movies,Music,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“I don’t think there is such a thing as being too raunchy when it comes to the art form of burlesque.” ~Christina Aguilear “It doesn’t matter what size or shape you are. Burlesque is about feeling positive about who you are, about knowing how to shake what you have and being proud of it.” ~BabyRead 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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Baby Boomer Sex Siren: Who Am I?

Posted on April 26th, 2015 in 1950s,1960s,Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

  I was one of the steamiest femme fatale bombshells of the 1950s. Baby boomer boys and their dads went ga-ga when they saw me. Boomers think they invented the sexual revolution. My generation created the public candy store. The boomers made the door key. I know I’ll sound petty now…but Marilyn Monroe was alwaysRead the Rest…

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Boomers Just Hang: Be-In There Or Be Square

Posted on April 23rd, 2015 in 1960s,Counterculture/New Age,Hippie,Music,Pop Culture 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 aRead the Rest…

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Up & Up. Boomers Debut Hot Mini-Skirt

  It was blamed for fender benders, sprained necks, and the demise of Western Civilization. Designer Mary Quant unveiled the shocking baby boomer fashion in the “Swinging London” Chelsea district.   What began in 1965 as local pop culture fad became de rigueur for young boomers worldwide, showing off more leg than ever imagined. NoRead the Rest…

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Boomer Dead Celebrity List: A Trivia Quiz

Posted on April 16th, 2015 in Celebrities,Crime,Fads & Toys,Music,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  “Death is caused by swallowing small amounts of saliva over a long period of time.” ~George Carlin “The really frightening thing about middle age is the knowledge that you’ll grow out of it.” ~Doris Day “I intend to live forever. So far, so good.” ~Steven Wright, comedian  Boomer Trivia Questions   ►Which one the following was notRead the Rest…

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