1. The clip does present a brighter, more care-free way of life than most people were experiencing during the Depression. Ziegeld tips the doorman (and the fact that there is a doorman) as if he doesn't have any money worries at all. Everyone in the audience is well-dressed and has the money to spend on a (frivolous) performance like this. Held has a personal lady's maid to assist her in her dressing room, and Ziegeld must have spend "thousand of francs" on the flowers. Who sends that many orchids in such a large elephant vase?? 2. In other Depression-era musicals, I expect to see th
I have always enjoyed the musicals, some more than others of course! I wanted to say my favorites are Sound of Music and Mary Poppins. But then I think of others that I love-Oklahoma, My Fair Lady, Wizard of Oz, and whatever musical I happen to be watching at the time. What draws me to the musicals is the romance, the music, the rhythm, and the happy endings! Oh, and singing along!