Friday, October 12, 2012


Summed up in one exquisite word: Perfection. Can I preface this with this is what my childhood dreams ( and adult dreams, don't tell my husband) are made of. It's such a shame that it no longer exists.

Jayne Mansfield's Hollywood home was a monument to what she loved, what any woman left to her own devises would love. From Pink shag carpet to black satin sheets. She was a major sex symbol of the 60's I mean she got married in a transparent wedding gown and reportedly had affairs with Robert F. Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, the Brazilian billionaire Jorge Guinle, and Anton LaVey.
In November 1957 (shortly before her marriage to Hargitay), Mansfield bought a 40-room Mediterranean-style mansion formerly owned by Rudy Vallee at 10100 Sunset Boulevard in Beverly Hills. Mansfield had the house painted pink, with cupids surrounded by pink fluorescent lights, pink furs in the bathrooms, a pink heart-shaped bathtub, and a fountain spurting pink champagne, and then dubbed it The Pink Palace. Hargitay, a plumber and carpenter before getting into bodybuilding, built a pink heart-shaped swimming pool. Mansfield decorated the Pink Palace by writing to furniture and building suppliers requesting free samples. She received over $150,000 worth of free merchandise while paying only $76,000 for the mansion itself– a large sum nonetheless when the average house cost under $7,500 at the time.

The Pink Palace was sold after Mansfield's death and its subsequent owners have included Ringo Starr, Cass Elliot, and Engelbert Humperdinck. In 2002, Humperdinck sold it to developers, and the house was demolished in November of that year. Such a sad day, dang you Humperdinck.

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