John Scalzi asks "Who was your teen-age crush?"
That would be Ginger Rogers. She was demure, she was gorgeous, she was a babe. Her hair was long and turned under in a page-boy style.
Barbara Stanwyck was not bad either.
I once wrote Diana Lynn a fan letter after I saw her in The Miracle of Morgan's Creek, and I got an answer!
There were plenty of stars and starlets to get a crush on in the 1930's and 1940's.