The Pink Palace

When I was writing the retro bathing suit post, I came across pictures of Jayne Mansfield’s famous Pink Palace, which I always heard of but for some reason never took the time to research. Why did it take me so long to see photographs of this wondrous place?!

I can’t deal with this black and gold bathroom. Are YOU seeing this? AMAZING.

I’m fainting right now:

Floor to ceiling cotton candy carpet? I’d go insane in the loveliest way. Like a genie in a bottle bo. OMG

Could you get work done in an office like this? I probably could. Well, I’d get a lot of things done in that office. WINK HELLO

Her husband Mickey Hargitay built the famous heart-shaped swimming pool.

I’m really bummed this was demolished seven years ago. But at least I have the Madonna Inn to get my fix. I wonder if Jayne visited the Madonna too?

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1 Tiffany { 04.28.09 at 11:31 am }

Why would they demolish this? This is my dream home!

2 Jillie { 04.28.09 at 11:33 am }

why would they demolish this?!? it’s tacktastic!

3 Celisse { 04.28.09 at 11:34 am }

I don’t know about that bathroom but I wanna have a mermaid party in that POOL. How lovely!

4 ElDulceAmorCouture { 04.28.09 at 12:46 pm }

why oh why would they demolish this it was gorgeous gasp and gasp again!

5 sarah { 04.28.09 at 2:21 pm }

oh my god. that bathtub.

6 Loulou { 04.28.09 at 2:43 pm }

How about we just get in my time machine and go there, duhhhh!
Also my bff Bunny is obsessed with Jayne, look at her tribute here:

7 sasha lavoo { 04.28.09 at 6:48 pm }

anton says i must be blonde….I MUST!!! BEFORE MY BIRTHDAY

8 marie { 04.29.09 at 12:08 pm }


@Jillie – Engelbert Humperdinck (I think I spelled that right without googling FYI) owned it then sold it to developers who destroyed it! I wonder what is in it’s place :( Probably a Starbucks :(

@Celisse – The pool is AMAZING! Everything is. I can stare at these pics forever!

@ElDulceAmorCouture – It’s so fucked up. :(

@sarah – doesn’t look real!

@Loulou – Lets dew it! Also your friend is adorable! I love the picture!

@sasha lavoo- nice name dere Reyumis . DEW IT. I just don’t want that weave to fall out! :(

9 teeny { 04.29.09 at 8:17 pm }

omg olivia benson was soooo conceived on that heart-shaped wonder!

10 Betsey J { 05.04.09 at 3:53 pm }

so sad that its demolished.
and can someone please right I LOVE BETSEY in my pool?

11 Bonnie Rue { 05.06.09 at 7:01 pm }

I am 72 different kinds of crazy about that bathroom!

12 Mickay { 05.07.09 at 7:39 pm }

sigh. she would’ve raged at the Madonna Inn with us for sure, bo.

13 Mad Crushin’ On Motherland And Giveaway! — { 06.26.12 at 2:13 pm }

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