Eye Candy

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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  • Tiffany
    April 28, 2009 at 11:31 am

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

  • Jillie
    April 28, 2009 at 11:33 am

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

  • Celisse
    April 28, 2009 at 11:34 am

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

  • ElDulceAmorCouture
    April 28, 2009 at 12:46 pm

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

  • sarah
    April 28, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    oh my god. that bathtub.

  • Loulou
    April 28, 2009 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:

  • sasha lavoo
    April 28, 2009 at 6:48 pm

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

  • marie
    April 29, 2009 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! 🙁

  • teeny
    April 29, 2009 at 8:17 pm

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

  • Betsey J
    May 4, 2009 at 3:53 pm

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

  • Bonnie Rue
    May 6, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    I am 72 different kinds of crazy about that bathroom!

  • Mickay
    May 7, 2009 at 7:39 pm

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

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  • TL
    June 9, 2017 at 11:56 am

    I love this. I watched a documentary where they said Jayne had it painted pink, then salted with a layer of quartz “sand” to make it glisten in the California sun.


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