Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on October 2nd, 2012 in 1960s,1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Movies,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

I married three of the most gorgeous baby boomer starlets. My first wife was also a beautiful actress, but not as well know. She made up for that by being the grandniece of Russian writer Leo Tolstoy. As you can see, they all look alike. I fell for that type. I was the type everyRead the Rest…

Today in Baby Boomer Show Biz History

Posted on September 28th, 2012 in Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.” ~Napoleon Bonaparte “Legend: A lie that has attained the dignity of age.” ~H. L. Mencken, journalist “It is the soothing thing about history that it does repeat itself.” ~Gertrude Stein 1997: Newscaster David Brinkley, 74, retires after 54 years. 1990: Marvin Gaye gets a star on Hollywood’s walkRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Kato Kaelin?

Posted on September 27th, 2012 in Celebrities,Crime,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…

Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on September 21st, 2012 in Music,Television by Terry Hamburg

“It might be a good idea if the various countries of the world would occasionally swap history books, just to see what other people are doing with the same set of facts.”  ~Bill Vaughan, journalist “Each time history repeats itself, the price goes up.”  ~Anonymous 2011: The U.S. officially ends its “Don’t ask, Don’t tell”Read the Rest…

This Day In Baby Boomer Television History

Posted on September 17th, 2012 in Television by Terry Hamburg

“All television is educational television. The question is: what is it teaching?” ~Nicholas Johnson, former head of the Federal Communications Commission “Television an invention that permits you to be entertained in your living room by people you wouldn’t have in your home. ” ~David Frost “Television!  Teacher, mother, secret lover.”  ~Homer Simpson 1989: LA Law is theRead the Rest…

Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on September 13th, 2012 in Television by Terry Hamburg

“History portrays everything as if it could not have come otherwise. History is on the side of what happened. ” ~Elias Canetti, writer. “History offers some consolation by reminding us that sin has flourished in every age.”  ~Will and Ariel Durant, historians 1993: The borough of Queens, New York begins mandatory recycling. 1991: America winsRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Scandal: Who Am I?

Posted on September 11th, 2012 in 1980s,Celebrities,Crime,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

You probably know me as the notorious “Hollywood Madame.” I regard it as a pop culture badge of honor. My exclusive client list, never revealed, looked like a Hollywood baby boomer Who’s Who. I served 21 months in jail. No regrets. What I did isn’t a real crime. Unfortunately, my father, a prominent pediatrician, wasRead the Rest…

Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on August 31st, 2012 in Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.”  ~ Plato “The real history does not get written, because it is not in people’s brains but in their nerves and vitals.”  ~ Alfred North Whitehead, philosopher 2004: Republicans nominate George W. Bush. 1992: Emmys! Outstanding Television Comedy Series and Best Drama Series are announced. 1987: MichaelRead the Rest…

Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on August 24th, 2012 in Music,Television by Terry Hamburg

“History is never antiquated, because humanity is always fundamentally the same.”  ~Walter Rauschenbusch, theologian “History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren’t there.”  ~George Santayana, philosopher 2011: Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs resigns over poor health issues. 1991: Cheers. Cheers wins Emmys for Best Television Comedy, BestRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on August 23rd, 2012 in 1950s,1960s,Celebrities,Counterculture/New Age,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

I used to be a household name but I’m guessing most baby boomers don’t remember me much, even though I was a regular television talk show guest in the 1950s and 60s and appeared on Steve Allen no less than 25 times, becoming a pop culture celebrity. I was a hippie before there were hippies,Read the Rest…