The dress that Jean Harlow wears in the pageant scene was intended for 'Clara Bow', but Bow had gained too much weight to fit into it, so she convinced designer Edith Head to let the unknown actress to wear it. Harlow never forgot the favor.
This film was based on the play "Love 'em and Leave 'em" which opened at the Sam H. Harris Theater (New York City) on February 3, 1926 and ran for 152 performances. The film was also a remake of the original film version of the play, which was released to the general public on December 6 of that year. Love' em & Leave' em was made at Paramount's Astoria Studios in Long Island, New York.
This film was made during a difficult time for Clara Bow, both personally and professionally. She had gained weight, something reviews of the film made more mention of than her performance. She remembered director Edward Sutherland as "a lousy no-good bastard" who was one of many people to have previously snubbed her socially.
Even though she hated this film, Clara Bow got along very well with Jean Arthur, perhaps in part because both actresses had suffered so much criticism for how their voices recorded in their films. Arthur remembered Bow as being extremely generous and supportive.