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- Purity Sue - many of her young women.
- Values Dissonance:
- Even the purest young girls smoke like chimneys. Hell, everyone smokes like chimneys.
- Averted and played straight in Opening Night. On one hand, an actress is raped by her husband; all consider it rape, something the average person wouldn't have done in that time period. On the other hand, the love story involves a 20-year-old woman and a 45-year-old man who, it is revealed later, is her distant cousin. (They share a remarkable resemblance despite their distant relationship, so much so that she's hired to play his daughter.)