Baby Boomer Hip: Be-In There Or Be Square

Posted on December 15th, 2011 in 1960s,Celebrities,Counterculture/New Age,Hippie,Music,New Left,Politics,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

January 14, 1967. Lots of baby boomers swear they were there. It was a hippie badge of honor. Golden Gate Park, a few months and few blocks from ground zero of the 1967 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, ARead the Rest…

Baby Boomers Love Their Coffee

Posted on December 14th, 2011 in Celebrities,Collectibles,Fads & Toys,Midlife,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg
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Which American cities drink the most coffee? Where does America rank in world wide consumption? Gourmet coffee is hardly a pop culture fad. Did you know that people 45 and older, and especially those over 55 are the biggest coffee drinkers? Midlifers and seniors have jumped on the gourmet wagon with gusto. It was, afterRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Patty Hearst?

Posted on December 13th, 2011 in 1970s,Celebrities,New Left,Politics,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

Sometimes, I feel like the old television series, I Led Three Lives. Life One: A sheltered, innocent flower born into a garden of incredible wealth and power, attending the best private schools, and living idyllically with my fiance while attending Berkeley. Hardly a celebrity. Official engagement photo Life Two: My “15 minutes” of baby boomerRead the Rest…

Baby Boomers Dig The Lava Lamp

Posted on December 8th, 2011 in 1970s,Celebrities,Counterculture/New Age,Fads & Toys,Movies,Music,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg
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If you use my lamp you won’t need drugs. ~ Craven Walker, inventor of the Lava Lamp It was the ultimate baby boomer fad. Put on Ravi Shankar. Load up the hash pipe (or not). Kill the lights. Flick on the lava lamp and be transported to a bizarre, mesmerizing world of infinite gyration andRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened To Tonto?

Posted on December 6th, 2011 in 1950s,Celebrities,Collectibles,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

Bet you a string of Indian beads and a dozen flint stones you don’t know my real name. I’m not going to reveal it until the end. Is there a baby boomer who doesn’t remember Tonto? A posse of Texas Rangers is ambushed. The sole survivor, barely alive, is nursed back to health by aRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Movie Trivia Questions

Posted on December 2nd, 2011 in Celebrities,Movies by Terry Hamburg

►Baby Boomers in Common: What did all sexy celebrities share? Tuesday Weld Ursela Andress Ann-Margaret Racquel Welch ►They were cute kids. Who are these big stars? ►Baby Boomer Match Game: Connect the famous line to the famous movie: “Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death.” “The greatest trick the devilRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on November 21st, 2011 in 1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Crime,Movies,Television by Terry Hamburg

My real name is Michael James Vincenzo Gubitoisi. I was one of those hot-shot kid actors who went on to a hot-shot adult career. Every baby boomer and his mother knew me. I had a miserable childhood. My old man was an alcoholic who slapped me around. I ran away from home at 14. AfterRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Billie Jean King?

Posted on November 14th, 2011 in 1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Gay Issues & Celebrities,Women's Liberation by Terry Hamburg

With all due modesty, I became such a big baby boomer celebrity, how could I not fade a little after retirement? That moment came later than planned and cast some unwanted limelight. A “palimony” suit filed by a personal secretary in 1981 turned my life on its head. In one fell swoop, I was “outed”Read the Rest…

Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Kato Kaelin

Posted on November 11th, 2011 in 1990s,Celebrities,Crime,Movies,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

Hopefully, no one is asking “Who is Kato Kaelin?” For a magic moment, I was one of the hottest celebrities in the world. I guess I’m the baby boomer poster boy for that pop culture “15 minutes of fame.”  In fact, a few years after the O.J. trial, I went on a speaking tour billedRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on November 3rd, 2011 in 1960s,1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution,Television by Terry Hamburg

I was your typical suburban baby boomer kid, but cuter and very ambitious. I started modeling at 16 to supplement my allowance. A girl has expenses, you know. I got my big break when I landed a job on Hugh Hefner’s television show, Playboy After Dark, where I “hung out” for atmosphere with a bevyRead the Rest…