Mae West's famous line in this film, "Beulah, peel me a grape," was inspired by West's pet monkey, Boogie. The monkey loved grapes, and one day West noticed that although he would eat grapes by the dozens, he would always peel the skin off each one before popping it into his mouth.
Considerable problems arose with the censors, mostly about the suggestive lines in some of the songs. The song "Nobody Loves Me Like a Dallas Man" was originally "Nobody Does It Like a Dallas Man". After the songs were toned down, the Hays office approved the film, and it was passed by the National Board of Review.
In 1935 and 1949, the production code was more rigorously enforced, and the film was not approved for re-release.
One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since.
When Rajah the Fortune Teller gives Tira (Mae West) her horoscope, he gives her birthday as August 17, which is West's actual birthday.
When Tira opens the chest to show her friend some jewelry, there are photos attached to the inside lid, of several men. One of the photos is if actor Barton Maclane.