Bad Baby Boomer Movies You Shouldn’t (Should) Watch

Posted on January 20th, 2012 in Fads & Toys,Movies,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg
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Kitsch: poor quality art that caters to popular lowbrow taste. Campy: something appealing because it’s so lacking in value it has a perversely sophisticated attraction. What makes a bad movie pop culture good is that it’s colossally bad. Campy kitsch. I’m excluding movies that would and did qualify for Razzie (Worst in Cinematic Achievement) nominations,Read the Rest…

Baby Boomers Got Disco Fever

Posted on January 19th, 2012 in 1970s,Gay Issues & Celebrities,Movies,Music,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg
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[Studio 54] is the embodiment of the most decadent social period of any city in modern history. By 1978, New York was headlong into an era of staggering permissiveness. A patron of the very hip, very celebrity-packed New York City disco club Feel the beat! Baby boomers flocked to the clubs. Fashion rules. Better beRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer “Bombshell” Mom

Posted on January 18th, 2012 in 1950s,Movies,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg
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I didn’t want her to come. Mom was a dead-ringer for baby boomer movie celebrity Jane Russell and dressed the part. Without meaning to, she embarrassed me at school functions. Heads would turn. This was supposed to be my day. I wrote the Pershing school song and was given the honor of leading the 5thRead the Rest…

Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on January 14th, 2012 in Movies,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg
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2011: Front page pop culture news. 94-year-old Zsa Zsa Gabor undergoes an emergency operation that costs a leg but saves her life. 1998: 100th episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. 1990: America has a cow. The Simpsons premieres. 1985: Martina Navratilova becomes the third to win 100 tennis tournaments, joining Jimmy Connors and Chris Evert. 1980:Read the Rest…

Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on January 12th, 2012 in 1960s,1970s,Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg
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“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 Boomers Invented Reality TV Way Back When

Posted on January 11th, 2012 in 1970s,Movies,Politics,Television by Terry Hamburg
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So contemporary. So 21st century. So wrong. Let’s return to ancient baby boomer times: A.D. 1973. A reality show used to mean National Geographic. Everyone thinks the pop culture genre was invented around 2000. It was re-invented. A daring series hit television in 1973: an out-the box idea to do live running footage of theRead 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
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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
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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…

Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on January 2nd, 2012 in Movies,Music by Terry Hamburg
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1984: Wilson Goode is sworn in as Philadelphia’s first black mayor. 1983: The hit musical Annie closes on Broadway after 2,377 performances.  ♫ Tomorrow, tomorrow… 1983: Gary Trudeau begins a 20-month break from writing Doonesbury. 1977: Commissioner of Baseball suspends media mogul and Atlanta Braves owner Ted Turner one year for “tampering” with the recruitmentRead the Rest…

My Favorite Offbeat Baby Boomer Christmas Movies

Posted on December 21st, 2011 in Movies by Terry Hamburg
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Sure, White Christmas, It’s A Wonderful Life, and Miracle on 34th Street are classics. Every baby boomer and his mother has seen them. A Christmas Story is fabulous, but runs yearly on television since it’s introduction in 1983, sometimes in marathons. If you haven’t watched it twice, you’re the only one. Here are some funRead the Rest…