Meeting Rita Hayworth was a powerful, loaded moment for Michaels, and it's captured here in gorgeous literary style.
So who do young girls take as their role models? Angela discusses the results of a recent project on this very topic in addition to the recent book Girl Heroes.
Ethan de Seife examines the role of Hollywood studios in producing the contrived exoticism of Dorothy Lamour's star persona.
Peter Kemp argues for a more sophisticated understanding of Julie Andrews' appeal through a discussion of her two most famous screen characters.