Baby Boomer Hero Falls Off His Horse

Posted on April 26th, 2011 in 1960s,1970s,1980s,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg
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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 TV 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…

BABY BOOMER GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN

Posted on April 22nd, 2011 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,1980s,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg
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For baby boomers, pledging a fraternity in the 50s and early 60s was hell. That’s why the final period was called “hell week.” For girls, it was more like heck. The pop culture image of tough and relentless hazing in those years is true. It was thought to build character and muscles. For Decoration   ForRead the Rest…

DON’T FAULT THE BABY BOOMERS

Posted on April 16th, 2011 in 1960s,1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution,Women's Liberation by Terry Hamburg
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“Every day, in every superior court in the state, the same melancholy charade was played: the “innocent” spouse, generally the wife, would take the stand and, to the accompanying cacophony of sobbing and nose-bowing, testify under the deft guidance of an attorney to the spousal conduct that she deemed cruel.” Stanley Mosk, former California SupremeRead the Rest…

BABY BOOMER CELEBRITY: WHAT HAPPENED TO PEE-WEE HERMAN?

Posted on April 4th, 2011 in 1980s,1990s,Celebrities,Fads & Toys,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg
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OK, let’s deal with that 800-pound gorilla in the theatre. It was humiliating, but what the frick are the Sarasota 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 fuzz nabsRead the Rest…

BABY BOOMER WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

Posted on March 8th, 2011 in 1970s,1980s,Collectibles,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg
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Reverie: 1980 I asked her out three times. Three excuses, including the lame and insulting: “I have to change my hair color that night.” I can take a hint, but she was always so friendly and flirty. Plus, everything a baby boomer dream girl should be: smart, liberated, sexy – not to mention “legs thatRead the Rest…

BABY BOOMER CELEBRITY: WHO AM I?

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With all due modesty, I was the best-looking feminist of the baby boomer era, not that it matters. But who else could go “undercover” as a Playboy bunny to write an expose of the mistreatment of women at their clubs? It was a sensation and landed me a job at New York Magazine. A popRead the Rest…

BABY BOOMER HANG-OUT

Posted on February 25th, 2011 in 1960s,1970s,1980s,Fads & Toys,Fashion,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg
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♫ Fer sure, fer sure She’s a Valley Girl In a clothing store Like, OH MY GOD! (Valley Girl) Like – TOTALLY (Valley Girl) Encino is like SO BITCHEN (Valley Girl) There’s like the Galleria (Valley Girl) And like all these like really great shoe stores I love going into like clothing stores and stuffRead the Rest…

BABY BOOMER CELEBRITY: MORE LIZ TAYLOR

Posted on February 23rd, 2011 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg
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AMAZING, LITTLE KNOWN FACTS ABOUT LIZ TAYLOR ►She was born with a rare mutation that caused a double row of eyelashes, making her even more alluring, especially on camera. ►In her later years, she became a follower of Kabbalah, a mystic Jewish tradition. She convinced her friend, Michael Jackson, to wear a Kabbalah red stringRead the Rest…

BABY BOOMER CELEBRITY: WHAT HAPPENED TO ELIZABETH TAYLOR?

Posted on February 22nd, 2011 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,1980s,1990s,Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg
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I’m still alive, if not kicking. You probably know I was diagnosed with a congestive heart condition. And my aching back. I fell off a horse when filming National Velvet (I was 12) and it never healed right. Both my hips have been replaced. I survived a benign brain tumor and skin cancer. I sufferRead the Rest…

BABY BOOMER BATTLE OF THE SEXES

Posted on February 16th, 2011 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,1980s,1990s,Midlife,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg
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Baby boomers brought up in the 1950s were taught that men and women are very different creatures. Those assumptions would be challenged in the 60s “sexual revolution,” and have since retreated and advanced, advanced and retreated. Much of the debate stemmed from the reality that women were denied equal economic opportunity based on supposed differences.Read the Rest…