Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on January 12th, 2012 in 1960s,1970s,Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“If you haven’t cried, your eyes can’t be beautiful.” I was an international baby boomer star and sex symbol of the 1960s, and beyond. What separated me from the pop culture “sex kittens” and “bombshells” celebrities of the era? In all due modesty, I was an actress. I became the first and only women toRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Wonder Woman?

Posted on January 5th, 2012 in 1960s,1970s,Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture,Women's Liberation by Terry Hamburg

Some people call me a one role baby boomer wonder, but I’ll take it. It’s not like I didn’t have any career after Wonder Woman, but that’s a tough act to follow. I always had the looks. I was Miss World USA in 1972. Sure, I’m not Helen Hayes but I was good enough to be inRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on January 3rd, 2012 in 1960s,1970s,Celebrities,Collectibles,Movies,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

I’m a household name, at least to baby boomers. In the New York pop culture art scene of the 1960s and 70s, only Andy Warhol was a bigger celebrity. He had that charisma and eccentric glitter personality that attracted media attention. My creativity was everywhere but not me. Like Warhol, I began as a commercialRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Era Crooners Still Crooning

Posted on December 27th, 2011 in Celebrities,Music by Terry Hamburg

Singers may lose their youthful looks, even their voice, but some never lose their heart. The patriarch of the old celebrity bunch, Tony Martin (age 99) said at a small concert in San Francisco a few years ago that when the love of his life, dancer/actress Cyd Charisse, died in 2008 after 50 years ofRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Christmas 40 Years Ago

Posted on December 20th, 2011 in 1970s,Celebrities,Movies,Music,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

Return to 1971. The youngest “official” baby boomers (1946-1964) are 7; the oldest are 25. Nixon is President. The median household income is $9,028. A stamp costs 6¢. On January 1, cigarette ads are banned on television. The Godfather wins the Academy Award for Best Picture. Wish List from Santa For the younger crowd, theRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Christmas Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on December 19th, 2011 in Celebrities,Movies,Television by Terry Hamburg

If there were ever an actor that looked like Santa, it was me. No wonder I got the nod to play him in a 1973 movie remake of the great Christmas classic, Miracle on 34th Street. I was already a household name for my role in a popular baby boomer television show. Few know this.Read the Rest…

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
coffeemania,coffee beans make a coffee cup

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…