Brittany Cheek replied to Dr. Vanessa Theme Ament's topic in MAD ABOUT MUSICALS: THE HISTORY OF THE HOLLYWOOD MUSICALS1.) I do agree and I believe it is easy to see just how much this clip takes away the feeling of what is occurring around this time. The over excitement and happiness that Anna Held is portraying after receiving flowers add to this brighter perspective. The joke about needing to lose weight after giving the man 5 pounds adds to the quirkiness that is present within the clip/film. 2.) Themes I would have anticipated from this clip in other depression era musicals would be more comic relief, funny or feel good singing, and of course a romance to die for. 3.) If it had been pre-coded I feel that Anna Held would possibly be wearing a silky off shoulder dress while on stage and holding a feather while moving about in a sensual way around the stage to add to the french persona.