JAYNE MANSFIELD’S PINK PALACE: THE ORIGINAL BARBIE DREAMHOUSE

JAYNE MANSFIELD’S PINK PALACE: THE ORIGINAL BARBIE DREAMHOUSE

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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, which is truly a shame.

 

Jayne Mansfield's Pink Palace. Jayne Mansfield takes a phone call in her heart-shaped bath tub.

 

I’m not sure that a pink furry bathroom is hygienic, but it’s certainly fabulous!

 

Jayne Mansfield's Pink Palace: Jayne and her heart-shaped swimming pool in Los Angeles, California.

 

If a man won’t build you a heart-shaped pool, does he really love you?

 
Jayne Mansfield's Pink Palace | Jayne Mansfield and her family with a polar bear rug.

 

I like how this room required a polar bear rug, as if the wall to wall shag carpeting wasn’t enough.

 

Jayne Mansfield's Pink Palace | Jayne working in her red vinyl office, with press clipping scrapbook in the foreground.

 

Like a padded cell, but in red vinyl! What a perfect working environment! Also I like how the “work” Jayne was doing in her office was making a scrapbook of press clippings about herself.

 

Jayne Mansfield's Pink Palace | Jayne and her husband play a board game on the polar bear skin rug.

 

Nothing says family fun time like a gold metallic ceiling and pink satin curtains.

 

Jayne Mansfield's Pink Palace | Jayne tests the waters in her heart-shaped bath tub in her pink furry bathroom.

 

I weep for the cleaning lady who had to shampoo the pink shag carpeting around the bath tub.

 

Jayne Mansfield's Pink Palace | Jayne serenades her husband from the balcony of their living room., complete with a grand piano and purple couches.

 

The perfect balcony from which to drunkenly serenade your husband as he scatters pillows across the floor.

 

Jayne Mansfield's Pink Palace | Jayne walks up the stairs of her home, decorated with framed magazine covers.

 

House goals: a gallery wall of all my magazine covers.

 

Jayne Mansfield's Pink Palace | Jayne with her family in the nursery.

 

I’m pretty sure that baby is Mariska Hargitay of Law and Order: SVU fame.

 

Jayne Mansfield's Pink Palace | Jayne brushes her blonde hair in her pink fur bathroom. Jayne Mansfield's Pink Palace | Jayne chills with her dog on her black satin bed.

 

You would think I’d comment on the black satin sheets, but the thing I find most out of control about this room is that ridiculous eight light wall sconce above the bed.

 

Jayne Mansfield's Pink Palace | Jayne and her family enjoy a backyard barbecue.

 

So many dogs!!! How do they keep the dog hair out of the shag carpet? So many questions.

 

Jayne Mansfield's Pink Palace | Jayne and her husband wear formalwear in their living room.

 

If you’re not wearing black tie on a Sunday afternoon, what are you doing with your life?

 

Jayne Mansfield's Pink Palace | Jayne shows off her fancy living room while wearing a gold gown.

 

I wonder if this is the room where George Harrison told Ringo Starr he’d been sleeping with his wife?

 

Jayne Mansfield's Pink Palace | The heart-shaped pool with the pink palace in the background.

 

I actually think that pink is a great exterior color for homes, at least in Southern California.

 

Jayne Mansfield's Pink Palace | The exterior of the Spanish-style Pink Palace.

 

If you like looking at weird houses, make sure to also check out my post on Mike Tyson’s abandoned mansion.

Sources:
http://www.angelfire.com/nj/jaynemansfield/pinkpalace.html
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22 Responses

  1. I would have loved to visit here and take tons of pics! I’ve never even knew this existed, but it’s always great to learn cool history like this. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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    • Thanks for reading! I know what you mean. I could have shot like the best blog post there!

  2. Thanks for sharing, beautiful
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  3. Wow. That’s really cool. How sad that it was demolished.

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  4. Love this post! Did not know about this house, but it definitely was the original barbie castle! How sad that it was demolished, would make for the perfect barbie store 🙂
    xoxo

    Ileana

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    • I know right?? It would also make for a great Wildfox photo shoot!

  5. Wow it really is like a real barbie palace! Loved the post. Gemma x
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  6. amazing interior design
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    • Honestly, how many times are you going to leave this exact same comment on my blog?

  7. The interior design is quite eye catchy! x

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  8. I love how over the top it is!

  9. What omg this is my dream house!!
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    • Same. I think I could really reach maximum productivity in a red leather office!

  10. Such an inviting home! I love the interior designs and the backyard details so much. Great blog you have, stay inspired!

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  11. I like seeing a home with some personality. I’m not a pink girl, but I really loved that bathroom. I would to see that in person.
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    • I love how it looks, but I can’t imagine that it would be very hygienic!

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