The Stars of "Girlhood in Hollywood"

In "Girlhood in Hollywood," Gaylyn Studlar, the director of the film and media studies program at Washington University in St. Louis, examines six young stars from the 1910s to the 1960s. Though all of these young women portrayed different types of girlhood and across different eras, they all ran into the same problem: age. How were they supposed to transition from girlhood to womanhood while still retaining their popularity? Adolescence killed some careers, while others were able to transition without pause.