AmandaB2 replied to Dr. Vanessa Theme Ament's topic in MAD ABOUT MUSICALS: THE HISTORY OF THE HOLLYWOOD MUSICALS1. I agree that the clip exhibits a brighter perspective of life than might be realistic. The lyrics of the song "I'm fond of fun and games" depict an image of spending your day having fun instead of working and a job. Also, that fact that a gentleman could tip a doorman such a large bill during that time period without a thought of how it would affect his life. 2. Themes present are happy, upbeat, positive. I think I would anticipate a very "come in and forget about your troubles" approach musicals during the Depression era. 3. The costume would have been more revealing. When the actress when to change they moved her behind a large flower arrangement and moved the maid behind her, giving the illusion of her undressing without showing it.