As a depression era piece, this brief scene certainly puts money forward as a driving force. From the generous tip that Ziegfeld gives the doorman to the extravagant orchid bouquet to the concern the Ziegfeld expresses over signing a contract. Money really seems to drip off everything. It is interesting that Hollywood would try to appeal to an audience suffering from the lack of money with such a display of extravagance. Outside people are standing in bread lines but here in this movie world we've got money to burn. Don't you wish you had some?