Step into the world of legendary debauchery at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles. This notorious pleasure palace, located at 10236 Charing Cross Road, has become an icon of wild nights and scandalous mornings. Imagining the chaos that unfolded within those walls is mind-boggling. From the daytime rowdiness to the electrifying nights when celebrities graced the towering doorways, the Playboy Mansion was a realm of strange debauchery. We can only read about the legendary parties hosted by Hugh Hefner and his bunnies, as the experiences were reserved for a select few.
The Playboy Mansion boasted an 80-person staff, a sprawling estate with luxurious amenities like outdoor aquatics, a 24-hour gourmet kitchen, a private gym, secret doors, a wine cellar, a game house, a home theater, and even exotic animals roaming the grounds. These parties were not for the faint of heart, featuring spectacles straight out of a movie, such as Burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese enchantingly performing in a giant martini glass, adorned with nothing but a smile and earrings. The Playboy Mansion’s allure was further heightened by the attendance of numerous celebrities, and it remained the sole residence in Los Angeles with a zoo license. While Hugh Hefner may have passed away in 2017, the legacy of his parties will forever live on. If there’s one experience in life we yearn for, it’s a chance to revel in the extravagance of a Playboy mansion party.
From Mellow To Wild
With trays of party favors and beyond, there was nothing like a Playboy party. Ex-Playboy bunny Jenna Bentley said, “There will never be anything the same as his parties. I mean, people think they were wild but they were wilder than you can imagine.” Barbie Benton, one of Hefner’s ex-girlfriends, said the parties ranged from mellow and relaxed, to wild and rowdy. While the wild nights were fun, regarding the more mellow movie nights, she said, “Everybody always got a free dinner and many people would just come for a meal and movie â Friday night was always movie night. Hef would never charge anyone.” That sounds more like a Playboy party we could handle (People).