The legendary owner of the Playboy enterprise and it’s famous mansion Hugh Hefner passed away recently. But did you know that the place in which he lived was more than just a building?
1. The Playboy Mansion Is Also A Private Zoo.
Yes, it is often rare for a private property to have the necessary license for that kind of stuff but the late Hefner managed to snag one. There are plenty of peacocks, macaws, flamingos, toucans and ducks inside the property.
2. Besides The Zoo Licence, The Playboy Mansion Also Has A Permanent Fireworks License.
Yeah. They light the sky up every 4th of July with beautiful fireworks and they’re allowed to do that anytime they want. Pretty cool right?
3. The King Room.
It is rumored that the establishment has a secret room inside in which the Elvis Presley himself had a slumber party with eight bunnies.
4. Many Famous Personalities Like Robert Downey Jr And Luke Wilson Have Been Frequent Visitors.
And Luke Wilson was banned from entering the mansion for eighteen months over a complaint from an employee.
The mansion’s organised private boxing and MMA events as well.
6. Full Time Job.
The Playboy Mansion houses around 80 employees at a time to tend to the grounds, cook maintain the plumbing and electricity etc. etc.
7. Very Strict Private Screenings.
Hugh Hefner was very strict and meticulous about the screenings that took place at the Playboy Mansion during his time. Once, Mike Tyson was invited for a private screening bit he fell asleep midway. He was never invited again.
8. Hugh’s Cardboard Cut-Out.
When Hugh was alive, he had a life sized carboard cut-out of himself looming around. The reason? It was just meant to take his place whenever he couldn’t attend any dinner parties. Nothing weird about that right?
9. Hugh Had Sold The Mansion And Was Renting It.
Hugh had sold off his property after owning it for 45 years to a private equity investor and Hostess owner Daren Metropoulos for $100 million. Staying at the mansion until his death for $1 million per month was part of Hefner’s deal with Daren.
10. The Party Invites For This Place Are Super Exclusive.
Hefner personally decided who gets to come and who doesn’t. And any low priced tickets to this were fake.
11. Hefner Isn’t A Party Freak.
His ideal night involved kicking back and watching a classic movie.
12. Now That’s Nasty!
All the female occupants of the house have pink rooms with white carpets. On top of that, many ex-occupants of the mansion have reported dingy furniture and stained beddings.
13. The Monthly Allowance.
Hugh would live with up to a dozen women at a time and all of them had a weekly allowance of $1000.
14. Rules. Strict Rules.
Former playmate Mellisa Howe had shared what it was like living in the mansion. She said “If you do something wrong, you’ll get an email. There’s a strict code of conduct. There are even rules about Instagram and Twitter. You’ve got to show everything in a good light and if you’re drunk in a picture you’ll be in trouble”.