"There are so many bells and whistles today, but you still have to be good, and they are!"
I'm fascinated by the intersection of stars of yesteryear and stars of today. I remember a special issue of Life in the '80s showing different generations of stars interacting—Liz Taylor in the midst of her final va-va-voom re-blossoming staring into Harrison Ford's eyes—that held me transfixed. And of course I loved knowing that Madonna had met and interacted with the likes Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee and Gene Kelly. Marlene Dietrich is alleged to have said of her that she "sings badly and is very vulgar, but her show is impeccable! The public never makes a mistake."