- The sequence "A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody" was filmed in one continuous shot after several weeks of rehearsals and filming. It features 180 performers and cost $220,000; 4,300 yards of rayon silk were used for the curtains in the scene.
- 'William Powell' was loaned by M-G-M to Universal for the film, but Universal sold the film to M-G-M when costs mounted. Powell made My Man Godfrey (1936) for Universal instead.
- Billie Burke, the wife of the real Ziegfeld, payed a visit to the film's set one day. While there, she was photographed with Myrna Loy, who was portraying Ms. Burke in the film.
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