1. Yes, absolutely! In the depression era the average person couldn't afford to go to the theater and even a show girl like this couldn't even begin to flirt around with the idea of not meeting Ziegfeld for his business proposal! I imagine watching this during the depression era would have been a fabulous escape from reality but also depressing at the same time. 2. I anticipate similar themes. Jokes, no real world worries or hardships, fancy costumes & sets. 3. I believe that several things would have been different had this been filmed before code was enforced. A. I think she would have worn something more risque during her performance. B. I believe that while undressing after the show there would have been a LOT more skin shown. Or even a scene where she undresses behind a changing partition giving the illusion that she is fully nude.