Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Charles Colson? 1931-2012

Posted on September 29th, 2011 in 1970s,Celebrities,Politics by Terry Hamburg
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Thanks to the grace of God, I’m went strong until April 21, 2011. When you hear my name, you probably recall the old me. You see, I’ve led two separate lives. The old one was nasty. I was only 38 when handed a political dream job: Special Counsel to just-elected President Nixon in 1968. IRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on September 23rd, 2011 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,Celebrities,Counterculture/New Age,Hippie,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg
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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 dirty wordRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

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Some call me a pop culture flash in the pan. Maybe—but a flash followed by a loooong sizzle. My real name is Arthur Gelien. My stage name should ring a baby boomer bell, even if you don’t know all my accomplishments. Although gay (very discretely) in the 1950s, I was one of the hottest teenage heart-throbsRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer “Devil” Girl

Posted on September 13th, 2011 in 1960s,1970s,Counterculture/New Age,Politics,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution,Women's Liberation by Terry Hamburg
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She was my baby boomer dream girl: part rebel, part old-fashioned, all sexy, and an advocate that ladies should pay their own way on dates. At the time, on a limited income, that’s what I thought woman’s liberation should mean. The only problem: Maddy was the leader of the 1972 “Nixon’s The One Again” PoliticalRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Billy Carter?

Posted on September 12th, 2011 in 1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Politics by Terry Hamburg
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I’d be the first to admit that y’all wouldn’t be reading this if my older brother didn’t get elected President. We weren’t exactly two peas in a pod. I became a kind of national baby boomer clown. It was unfair. There’s a lot you don’t know about me. I spent four years in the Marines.Read the Rest…

Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on September 8th, 2011 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,Celebrities,Movies,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg
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I was a sensational international sex symbol in the 1950s and 60s, inspiration for the pop culture “sex kitten” fantasy. One famous feminist writer described me as “the first and most liberated woman in Europe.” Hardly any of my movies were in English, but Americans – especially young baby boomer lads and their dads – flocked toRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on August 25th, 2011 in 1960s,1970s,1980s,Counterculture/New Age,Me Generation,New Left,Politics,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg
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I was the poster boy for baby boomer rebellion. I dropped out of Berkeley in 1964 and led the first big demonstrations against the Viet-Nam war. I also co-founded the Yippies—the Youth International Party. Yippie Flag: Marijuana Leaf over Socialist Red Star I was a honcho in New Left politics, one of the infamous “ChicagoRead the Rest…

Va Va Baby Boomer

Posted on August 22nd, 2011 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution,Women's Liberation by Terry Hamburg
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“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 wonder called “Missiles.”Read the Rest…

Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on August 18th, 2011 in 1960s,1970s,Celebrities,Gay Issues & Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg
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I was debonair, dashingly handsome, and married a Kennedy. My acting career spanned decades but frankly, I was never an A-list star. By the late baby boomer 60s, I was regarded as an old, if charming, tuxedo. I hung on in Hollywood as a pop culture celebrity appearing in television guest spots and movie cameos.Read the Rest…

Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Jane Roe?

Posted on August 17th, 2011 in 1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Women's Liberation by Terry Hamburg
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There is no Jane Roe. It was a legal pseudonym in Roe v. Wade—the 1972 Supreme Court decision that in one fell swoop abolished the laws against abortion and gave baby boomers alternatives their parents never dreamed of. Let me introduce myself: Norma Leah McCorvey, the plaintiff. A long and winding road. I won’t goRead the Rest…