- For Eleanor Powell's dance-version of the song "Lady, Be Good", MGM auditioned several dogs, but none of them was able to do the required tricks. Finally, Powell bought a dog off a propman and trained it herself for several weeks so that the dance could be done as she wanted.
- The song "The Last Time I Saw Paris" caused a lot of controversy when it won the Oscar for Best Song, because it was not written for this movie. After Tony Martin had a hit recording in 1940, MGM bought the rights to the song for use in this movie.
- The original musical opened in New York on 1 December 1924, but this movie has a completely new story line and used only two of its songs.
- Busby Berkeley was originally going to direct the entire film, but ended up only directing the musical numbers.
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