1. I found this clip did show a very lighthearted and glamorous perspective of this time period. All the characters were dressed well, the two leads were made up to look very glamorous in their nice clothes, which may not have been the case for the average American at the time. The lead character had no problem leaving a 5 pound note with the front doorman and purchased a very expensive flower arrangement, again most likely not the norm for most people of this era.
2. The whole scene gave me the "everything is going to be ok" feeling to it. I would assume that many people attending the movies (which may have been a considerable expense for some people during the depression) wanted to escape to a reality that was a little lighter and brighter. I think this will be a theme found throughout movies of this time- transporting movie goers to a little escape from their lives.
3. The final minute of the scene really drove home the point about the motion picture code for me! The lead actress was in a very chaste long-sleeved dress, complete with large hat, for most of the scene. At the end, her maid moves to unbutton the dress, but the scene ends before she changes out of her costume.