Time: Circa 1960 / Location: Jayne Mansfield’s “Pink Palace” in Los Angeles.
It doesn’t get more kitsch than Jayne’s Sunset Boulevard home; heart shaped pool, fireplaces and bathtubs, floor to ceiling shag carpets, and like the name suggest – lots of pink! Photographed by Allan Grant (LIFE), one of the leading sex symbols of the 1950s and 1960s shows us around her 40-room mansion, which she shared with her husband Mickey Hargitay.
This MUST be love. Not only was hubby Mickey Hargitay man enough to life in a house that would make Barbie jealous, he also built their heart-shaped swimming pool himself. He personalised it with “I love you, Jayne”, in gold leaf mosaic. Ohh…
Above: Haha, you can actually see the legs of a photographer’s assistant.