Baby Boomer Christmas 40 Years Ago

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

Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on December 17th, 2011 in Movies,Music,Politics,Television by Terry Hamburg
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2004: Political position of National Security Czar is created to oversee all U.S. intelligence agencies. 1991: Soap opera One Life To Live airs its 6,000th television episode. 1986: How things have changed, or not. Congress forms “Irangate” committee to investigate the Reagan administration’s illegal Iranian arms sales to funnel money to military forces in Nicaragua.Read 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…

Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on December 3rd, 2011 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,1980s,1990s,Movies,Politics,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg
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2010: The Leaf, one of the first mass market electric cars, is launched by Nissan. Baby boomers gobbled it up. 1992: U.N. Security Council votes unanimously for U.S. led forces to enter Somalia. 1991: No, son, it’s not real wrestling. Hulk Hogan defeats Undertaker to become the pop culture WWF champion for the 4th time.Read the Rest…

Baby Boomer Movie Trivia Questions

Posted on December 2nd, 2011 in Celebrities,Movies by Terry Hamburg
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►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 (Slightly Offbeat) Classic Thanksgiving Movies

Posted on November 23rd, 2011 in Movies by Terry Hamburg
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“What we’re really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets. I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving?” ~Erma Bombeck, writer Alice’s Restaurant (1969): Baby boomer “protest” movie with great Arlo Guthrie music. ♫ You can get anything you want, at Alice’s RestaurantRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

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

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