Jayne Mansfield was an outrageously curvy actress and blonde bombshell in the 50’s and 60’s. Apparently she was some kind of design genius as well, decorating her Los Angeles mansion in all things PINK. Her “Pink Palace” included a pink fur bathroom with a pink heart-shaped bathtub, a fountain of pink champagne, and a heart-shaped pool with “I love Jayne” in gold leaf lettering on the bottom (a gift from her husband).
The Pink Palace was built in 1929 and designed by architect G.C McAllister. The 10,000 square foot house was made up of 30 rooms, including 7 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, a dining room, bar, library, and wine cellar.
Mansfield decorated her palace on a budget by requesting free samples from furniture and building suppliers in exchange for the notoriety of having their products in her house. She received over $150,000 in free merchandise – which is $1,263,803 in 2016 dollars!
Other owners of the Pink Palace include Ringo Starr, Mamma Cass Elliott, and Engelbert Humperdink. It was demolished in 2002.
If you like looking at weird houses, make sure to also check out my post on Mike Tyson’s abandoned mansion.