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Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Things We do For Love

The story goes that in 1957 Jayne Mansfield and Mickey Hargitay purchased their beloved Pink Palace mansion in Beverly Hills from Rudy Vallee for a sum of $76,000. One of the pre-conditions of marriage was that Jayne would have the heart shaped swimming pool of her dreams. And so it went...

I encourage you to check out some more old photos of the fabulous Pink Palace, courtesy of the blog Curious Places. Lots of heart shaped, cotton candy goodness for this sweet holiday.

 Original image via Architectural Digest, April 1996

3 comments:

Kristen said...

Ok. I need a pool like this in my life! Soooooo romantic. Headed over there to check it out!

Trissta {Living on the Chic} said...

I think I watched a documentary about it once. It was amazing! I'm off to search for more pics of it now! Oh, and Happy V Day!

Much Love,
Trissta

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

so interesting! headed over there to peek....so curious about this place. Happy valentine's! and yes make the cake...its a really good recipe! And believe or not it feels light.