About the Pink Palace

 Built in 1929 and designed by architect GC McAllister.

 Style of architecture: Spanish, Southern Mediterranean

 Location: 10010 Sunset Blvd, Beverly Hills CA (on 3.5 acres)

 The Pink Palace contained 7 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms along with a dining room,
bar, library, and wine cellar. The estate also included a 3 bedroom staff suite and a 
separate guest house. 40 rooms total @ 10,000 square feet.

 Rudy Vallee purchased the home in 1932 for $125,000. Newlyweds Jayne Mansfield
and Mickey Hargitay bought it in 1958 for $76,000 (what a bargain!). After 1967,
other owners included: Rita Greenland, Ringo Starr, Mamma Cass Elliot, and
Engelbert Humperdink.

 The Pink Palace took its name from Jayne Mansfields trademark color.  Upon moving
in, the star completely covered the place  -- from its surrounding brick and 
stucco walls to the actual mansion they guarded -- in a gentle pink paint, sprinkled 
with the powder of crushed sandstone.

 Jayne decorated the Pink Palace by writing to over 1,500 furniture and building 
suppliers and asking for free samples. She told the donors they could
then brag that their goods were in her outlandish mansion. This pitch worked
and Jayne received over $150,000 worth of free merchandise.

 Other unique features of the home included an iron door, a massive crystal 
chandelier that hung from a beamed wooden ceiling, a heart-shaped 
fireplace, the world-famous heart-shaped swimming pool with matching 
heart-shaped jacuzzi.As a finishing touch at the bottom of the pool read 
"I love you Jaynie" in gold leaf mosaic.

 Demolished: November 9th, 2002
 
 
Jayne at the Pink Palace gate.
Pink Palace (front)
Jayne drives her Cadillac off the Pink Palace driveway.
Jayne runs the water in the sink in Mickey's bathroom.
Jayne stands at the balcony that overlooks the living room. Mickey below, is ready to catch her lol.
Jayne with her stuffed animals in front of the heart shaped fireplace in her bedrooom.
Jayne gets ready to take a bath!
The 'Copper Room'. The ceiling panels are made of copper and the fireplace is made of petrified wood.
Jayne and Mickey Jr. in the 'Copper Room'
Jayne lounges on her couch in the 'Copper Room'
Jayne's office!
Mickey, Micky Jr., Jayne, Zoltan, and Vera gather in the living room.
Jayne plays the piano in the living room. Jayne Marie sits with Zoltan and Micky Jr.
What's Jayne cooking in the kitchen?
Jayne's trophy shelf. (Jayne holding Mickey Jr.)
A great view from the balcony overlooking the living room!
Mickey gazes down upon Jayne playing the piano.
Jayne on the piano!
Jayne reading the newspaper in the living room.
Mickey and Jayne embrace on the stairway.
Jayne Marie, Jayne, and Mickey (holding up Mickey Jr.) at the pool.
The family hangs out on the back patio with their pet llama.
Jayne keeping fit outside the Pink Palace.

Jayne dressed nicely stands out back of the Pink Palace.
Jayne out on the back patio by the pool .
The Pink Palce. Photo contributed by Jayne fan Dave Hankins.
 
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