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The Playboy Mansion (also known as the Playboy Mansion West out of deference to the original Playboy Mansion that was located in Chicago at 1340 N. State Parkway,Chicago, IL 60610-6103), located in Los Angeles, California, is the home of Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner and is one of the most famous residences in California. The Los Angeles-based mansion's address is 10236 Charing Cross Rd., Holmby Hills Ca. 90024. The Playboy Mansion is the ninth track from U2s 1997 album, Pop. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... For other uses, see Playboy (disambiguation). ... Hugh Marston Hefner (born April 9, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois), also referred to colloquially as Hef, is the founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...

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History

The 21,987 square foot (1,951 square meter) house is described as being in the "Gothic-Tudor" style by Forbes magazine, and sits on 5.3 acres. It was built by architect Arthur R. Kelly in 1927 and acquired by Playboy in 1971 for about $1.05 million. It sits close to the extreme northwestern corner of the exclusive Los Angeles Country Club, near UCLA and the Bel-Air Country Club. Over the years, approximately $15 million has been invested in renovating and expanding the mansion and the current market value of the home is $50 million. Interior of Cologne Cathedral Interior of San Zanipolo, Venice, photo Giovanni dallOrto. ... The Tudor style, a term applied to the Perpendicular style, was originally that of the English architecture and decorative arts produced under the Tudor dynasty that ruled England from 1485 to 1603, characterized as an amalgam of Late Gothic style formalized by more concern for regularity and symmetry, with round... Arthur Rolland Kelly (1878 - 1959) was an American architect who specialized in residential architecture, primarily in the Los Angeles, California area. ... Year 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... In the fall of 1897, a group of Los Angelenos organized a voluntary association to further the cause of one of Southern Californias newest sports. ... Binomial name Ucla xenogrammus Holleman, 1993 The largemouth triplefin, Ucla xenogrammus, is a fish of the family Tripterygiidae and only member of the genus Ucla, found in the Pacific Ocean from Viet Nam, the Philippines, Palau and the Caroline Islands to Papua New Guinea, Australia (including Christmas Island), and the...


The mansion has 22 rooms including a wine cellar, a game room, a private zoo and aviary (and related pet cemetery), tennis courts, a waterfall and a large swimming pool area (including a patio and barbecue area, the famous grotto, a sauna and a bathhouse). These features and many others have been frequently showcased on television. A Wine cellar is a storage room for wine in bottles or barrels, or more rarely in carboys, amphoras or plastic containers. ... Giraffes in Sydneys Taronga Zoo A zoological garden, zoological park, or zoo is a facility in which animals are confined within enclosures and displayed to the public, and in which they may also be bred. ... An aviary is a large enclosure for confining birds. ... A Pet cemetery is a place where dead pets are buried. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For the music festival in Finland, see Sauna Open Air Metal Festival. ... A bath house is a place where people bathe. ...


The game room, a separate building on the property's north-side, is more properly called a game house. From the fountain in front of the main entrance, there are two sidewalks, which run past a wishing-well. The sidewalk on the right leads to the game house and runs past a Hollywood Star of Hugh Hefner. Its front entrance opens to a game room with a pool table in the center. This room has a number of vintage and modern arcade games, pinball machines, player piano, jukebox, television, stereo, and couch. The game house has two wings. Walking to the left, one finds a room with a soft cushioned floor, mirrors all around, television, and an exit. There is also a restroom with a shower. The right wing of the game house has a smaller restroom, and entrance to a bedroom. This bedroom is also connected to another bedroom, which has an exit to the rear backyard of the game house. The game house has a backyard with lounge chairs, and gates on either side.


It became famous during the 1970s because of Hefner's lavish parties. According to Bridget Marquardt on an episode of The Girls Next Door the Mansion is the only private residence in the city of Los Angeles with a permit for fireworks displays. The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... Bridget Marquardt (born September 25, 1973, in Tillamook, Oregon, USA[1]) is an American television personality, model, and actress, best known for appearing on the popular reality television series The Girls Next Door with Holly Madison and Kendra Wilkinson, all girlfriends of Playboy magazine publisher Hugh Hefner. ... For Peter Landesmans article about sex slaves, see Trade (film). ... For other uses, see Fireworks (disambiguation). ...


Although there may be others, a secret room known as the "Elvis Suite" is said to have been kept out of the public view, even for frequent and important visitors for more than thirty years. In a recent TV interview ( March, 2007), and when asked about the room, and why is it so secret, Hefner - who is an avid Elvis Presley admirer -, explained the suite is special to him because when the singer came to town one night in the early seventies, he stayed in that suite taking with him, to bed, no less than 8 girls. He further confirmed that whenever movie stars, or sports stars, and rappers come there to chill out, they always request the "Elvis Suite", but that it remains, and will most likely remain, off limits. Hefner also added "Yeah, Elvis loved women, of all colors."


The house next door is a mirror image of the Mansion layout, only writ smaller. Hefner purchased the neighboring building in 1996 and it is currently home to his separated wife Kimberley Conrad and their children together. Hefner and Conrad married in 1989 and separated in 1998, although they have never divorced. Conrad said in an E! True Hollywood Story episode that she has no plans to get a divorce. A mirror image is a mirror based duplicate of a single image. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... {{Infobox Playboy Playmate|name= Kimberley Conrad |image-name=Playboy_9509. ... E! True Hollywood Story is a TV documentary series on the E! Entertainment Television cable and DBS channel that deals with famous Hollywood celebrities, movies, TV shows and well-known public figures. ...


In 2002, Hefner purchased a house across the street from the Playboy Mansion specifically for use by Playmates.


The original Playboy Mansion

The original Playboy Mansion was a 70-room residence in Chicago at 1340 North State Parkway. It was built in 1899 for George Swift Isham and acquired by Hefner in 1959. For a period in the 1970s, Hefner divided his time between the Chicago mansion and the Mansion West, moving full time to the California mansion in 1974. The Chicago mansion boasted a brass plate on the door with the Latin inscription, Si Non Oscillas, Noli Tintinnare ("If you don't swing, don't ring"). Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Year 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ...


Events and appearances

During the early 2000s, ESPN began broadcasting live boxing bouts from the house's large backyard. Vassiliy Jirov is one of the notables to have fought there. Sugar Ray Leonard, in his capacity as boxing promoter, has held boxing cards there. The 2000s are the current decade, spanning from 2000 to 2009. ... ESPN/ESPN-DT, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an [[United States|Amer<nowiki>Insert non-formatted text here--68. ... For other senses of these words, see boxing (disambiguation) or boxer (disambiguation). ... Vassiliy Valeryevich Jirov (born April 4, 1974), better known in the boxing world plainly as Vassiliy Jirov, is a boxer who was born in Balkhash, Kazakhstan. ... Ray Charles Leonard (born May 17, 1956 in Wilmington, North Carolina) is a retired professional boxer. ...


In addition to numerous Playboy features and pictorials, the Playboy Mansion has been the subject of a coffee table book (Inside the Playboy Mansion, 1998, ISBN 1-57544-044-X), a video game (Playboy: The Mansion), in which the player must build the Playboy "empire"), and inspired the U2 song "The Playboy Mansion" on their 1997 album Pop. The Nightwatchman's song "One Man Revolution", contains the lines: 'On the streets of Havana/I got hugged and kissed/At the Playboy Mansion/I wasn't on the list'. Coffee table book on coffee table A coffee table book is a hardcover book that rests on a coffee table or similar surface in an area where guests sit and are entertained, thus inspiring conversation or alleviating boredom. ... See also: 1997 in literature, other events of 1998, 1999 in literature, list of years in literature. ... “Computer and video games” redirects here. ... This article is about the Irish rock band. ... See also: 1996 in music, other events of 1997, 1998 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 9 - David Bowie performs his 50th Birthday Bash concert (the day after his birthday) at Madison Square Garden, with guests Frank Black, The Foo Fighters, Sonic... Pop is an album released by the Irish rock band U2 in March of 1997 (see 1997 in music). ... The Nightwatchman is the alter-ego and solo act of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello. ...


The mansion has been featured in several music videos- including "Playmate of the Year" by Zebrahead, "Work It" by Nelly featuring Justin Timberlake and "Beverly Hills" by Weezer. MTV aired a special in late 2000 where Limp Bizkit threw an album release party at the mansion to coincide with the release of their album Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water. A Playmate is a female model featured in Playboy magazine as Playmate of the Month. ... Zebrahead is an Orange County, CA-based rap-punk band which was formed in 1996 by vocalist/guitarist Justin Mauriello (formerly of Once There), guitarist Greg Bergdorf (formerly of 409), bassist Ben Osmundson (formerly of 3-Ply), and drummer Ed Udhus (formerly of 409). ... Work It is a single by rapper Nelly which features pop singer Justin Timberlake, released in 2003, from Nellys 2002 album Nellyville. ... For other uses, see Nelly (disambiguation). ... Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981[1]), sometimes known as JT, is an American pop and R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor. ... Make Believe track listing Beverly Hills Perfect Situation This Is Such a Pity Hold Me Peace We Are All on Drugs The Damage In Your Heart Pardon Me My Best Friend The Other Way Freak Me Out Haunt You Every Day Beverly Hills is the first single from Weezers... For the albums, see Weezer (1994 album) and Weezer (2001 album). ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Limp Bizkit (alternately written as limpbizkit) is a nu metal and rapcore band from Jacksonville, Florida. ... Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water is the third album by Limp Bizkit, first released on October 17, 2000. ...


In the Eddie Murphy movie Beverly Hills Cop II his character crashes a party at the mansion. Edward Eddie Regan Murphy (born April 3, 1961) is an Academy Award nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning American actor and comedian. ... “Beverly Hills Cop II” redirects here. ...


In 2000, WWF superstar Eddie Guerrero appeared at the mansion in hopes to speak to Hugh Hefner about stopping the release of girlfriend (kayfabe) Joanie "Chyna" Laurer's first photo shoot. A similar segment was shot in 2003, when WWE diva Nidia Guenard made an appearance at the Mansion during an episode of SmackDown, where she attempted to get past security in order to speak to Hefner. Nidia was jealous (kayfabe) of Torrie Wilson who was getting a Playboy photoshoot. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... Eduardo Eddie Gory Guerrero Llanes (October 9, 1967 — November 13, 2005) better known as Eddie Guerrero, was a Mexican-American professional wrestler born into a legendary Mexican wrestling family. ... In professional wrestling, kayfabe (pronounced KAY-fayb; IPA: ) refers to the portrayal of events within the industry as real, that is the portrayal of professional wrestling as not staged or worked. ... Joan Marie Joanie Laurer (born December 27, 1969) is an American actress and retired professional wrestler. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... Nidia Lynnette Guenard (born March 12, 1979) better known as Nidia is a inactive professional wrestler who worked for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ... For the video game series based on the show, see WWE SmackDown! (video game series). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The 2005 Playmates at Play at the Playboy Mansion swimsuit calendar was shot on the grounds of the Mansion in 2004. Playmates Hiromi Oshima, Lauren Michelle Hill, Carmella DeCesare, Sandra Hubby, Irina Voronina, Cara Wakelin, Karen McDougal, Christina Santiago, Pennelope Jimenez, Marketa Janska, Krista Kelly and Teri Marie Harrison appeared in the calendar. Playboy playmate Hiromi Oshima(大島 浩美、ヒロミ・オーシマ), was born on January 6, 1981 in Tokyo, Japan. ... Lauren Michelle Hill (born June 27, 1979 in Columbia, South Carolina) is an American model and actress. ... Carmella Danielle DeCesare (born July 1, 1982) is an American model and a former WWE RAW diva who was Playboy magazines Miss April 2003 and Playmate of the Year for 2004. ... Sandra Hubby (born November 23, 1978) is a former contestant in the Miss Hawaiian Tropic pageant representing Columbus, Ohio. ... Irina Voronina (born December 19, 1977 in Dzerzhinsk, Russia) is a Russian model. ... Cara Wakelin is a Canadian model and actress. ... Karen McDougal (born March 23, 1971) is an American model and actress. ... Christina L. Santiago (born October 15, 1981 in Chicago, Illinois) of Puerto Rican descent, is an American model and actress. ... Pennelope Manriquez Jimenez (born July 26, 1978 in San Diego, California) is an American model and actress. ... Marketa Janska was born on May 24, 1981 in Most, Czech Republic. ... Krista Kelly (born June 18, 1977) is a Canadian model and actress. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In 2005 and 2006, life at the Mansion—specifically the world of Hef's girlfriends Holly Madison, Bridget Marquardt, and Kendra Wilkinson—was featured on the E! reality television series The Girls Next Door. It has also appeared in episodes of several TV shows including Curb Your Enthusiasm (Hugh Hefner and a variety of playmates co-starred), Entourage (Hefner guest starred along with his Playmates), Sex and the City (the four main characters went to a party and were thrown out), The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (Hilary Banks goes to the Mansion to do a Weathergirl Photo Shoot) and an episode of Viva La Bam. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Bridget Marquardt (born September 25, 1973, in Tillamook, Oregon, USA[1]) is an American television personality, model, and actress, best known for appearing on the popular reality television series The Girls Next Door with Holly Madison and Kendra Wilkinson, all girlfriends of Playboy magazine publisher Hugh Hefner. ... Kendra Leigh Wilkinson (born June 12, 1985 in San Diego, California) is a model and television personality best known as one of the three live-in girlfriends of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner. ... E!: Entertainment Television is an American cable television and direct broadcast satellite network. ... Reality television is a genre of television programming which presents purportedly unscripted dramatic or humorous situations, documents actual events, and features ordinary people instead of professional actors. ... For Peter Landesmans article about sex slaves, see Trade (film). ... Curb Your Enthusiasm is an American comedy series (though not in the traditional sitcom format) starring Seinfeld writer, co-creator, and executive producer Larry David as himself. ... Entourage is an Emmy Award-winning HBO original series created by Doug Ellin that chronicles the rise of Vincent Chase — a young A-list movie star — and his childhood friends from Queens, New York City as they navigate the unfamiliar terrain of Hollywood, California. ... Sex and the City is a popular American cable television program. ... The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is an Emmy, BAFTA, and RTS-award winning popular American television sitcom that aired on NBC from September 10, 1990, to May 20, 1996. ... Viva La Bam was a reality television series that starred Bam Margera and his crew. ...


In 2007, the Mansion appeared in an episode of the sixth season of The Apprentice as the site of a pool party held for the winning team. Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Apprentice: Los Angeles was confirmed on November 30, 2005. ...


The mansion is scheduled to host its first even combat sport event when it hosts Strikeforce-Playboy Mansion on September 29th, 2007.


In 2007, Playboy Mansion serves as the starting line for the five time Emmy award winner The Amazing Race. Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... An Emmy Award. ... This article is about the reality show format in general. ...


Financial

According to Playboy Enterprises' SEC filings, Hefner pays Playboy rent for "that portion of the Playboy Mansion used exclusively for him and his personal guests' residence as well as the per-unit value of non-business meals, beverages and other benefits received by him and his personal guests." This amount was $1.3 million in 2002, $1.4 million in 2003, and $1.3 million in 2004. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) requires public companies to file reports regularly so that they can be made available to the public. ...


Playboy pays for the Mansion's operating expenses (including depreciation and taxes), which were $3.6 million in 2002, $2.3 million in 2003, and $3.0 million in 2004, net of rent received from Hefner. [1].


External links

Coordinates: 34°4′35.00″N, 118°25′46.65″W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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The Playboy Mansion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (919 words)
The Playboy Mansion (formerly the Playboy Mansion West), located at 10236 Charing Cross Road in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, California, is the home of Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner and is one of the most famous residences in California.
The mansion has 22 rooms including a wine cellar, a game room, a private zoo and aviary (and related pet cemetery), tennis courts, a waterfall and a large swimming pool area (including a patio and barbecue area, the famous grotto, a sauna and a bathhouse).
Playboy pays for the Mansion's operating expenses (including depreciation and taxes), which were $3.6 million in 2002, $2.3 million in 2003, and $3.0 million in 2004, net of rent received from Hefner [1].
Playboy: The Mansion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (228 words)
Playboy: The Mansion is a simulation video game for the PlayStation 2, PC and Xbox consoles, developed by Cyberlore Studios, published by Groove Games and ARUSH Entertainment and licensed by Playboy Enterprises.
The aim of the game is to build the famed Playboy Empire from scratch, starting from a humble magazine to celebrity endorsements to home entertainment to Internet website to merchandise.
The player can mold the famed Playboy Mansion to their own needs and wants, and has the option of experiencing the infamous Playboy Playmate parties in locations such as the Grotto and the Clubhouse.
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