Friday, July 12, 2013

the pink palace

Jayne Mansfield's Pink Palace is what kitschy dreams are made of. The Sunset Boulevard mansion was purchased by Mansfield in 1957, shortly before her marriage to Mickey Hargitay. The vintage siren had the Mediterranean style house painted pink, covered her bathroom in pink shag carpeting, and most importantly, had a fountain that spurted pink champagne. (omg dream home 4real u guise) 

Amazingly enough, Mansfield furnished her lavish palace by writing to furniture suppliers requesting free samples. The incredibly thrifty (or cheap???) actress scored $150,000 worth of free furniture. Another interesting tidbit: her husband Mickey, who was once a carpenter, built her a custom heart-shaped pool. The bottom of the pool reads "I love you Jaynie" in gold leaf mosaic. Best. Gift. Ever.

Unfortunately the Pink Palace was demolished in 2002, but at least we can gaze at old pictures, right?

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