The Playboy Mansion is the former home of Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner who lived there from 1974 until his death in 2017. Located in the ritzy Holmby Hills neighborhood near Beverly Hills, the mansion gained notoriety in the 1970s thanks to reports of Hef's decadent parties attended by the rich and famous.
The three-day shoot for the movie was the first at the famed mansion since Hugh Hefner died. The mansion was empty and being renovated during shooting. Hefner sold the five-acre property for $100 million — a Los Angeles County record at the time — to 35-year-old business mogul Daren Metropoulos, who opened his doors to the Pulp Fiction director and his crew. "After Quentin reached out to me and I spent some time understanding his vision for the film, I knew there was a special opportunity to collaborate together and feature the mansion in this thrilling project," Metropoulos said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. "The timing was excellent as the property has already begun to transform back to its original grandeur and has never looked more impressive."
Production designer Barbara Ling told Polygon: “We went in and put as much as we could back of what was Hef, you know, pieces of that time period, and then recreated some of the party using the idea of the parties that he had, recreated that with the theater lighting and all the ways that Hef had done it. So we did get the real Playboy Mansion. Quentin couldn’t even conceive of not being able to have that. He’s not someone who wants to fake an entire movie that’s about a city he grew up in and wants to emulate what this city looks like. So we did get it. We got the bones of it, it’s still a beautiful building, and then we just dressed back into it and we created the backyard.“
The Playboy Mansion was also used as a film location in Beverly Hills Cop II, with Hefner as himself in a cameo role.
(source hollywoodreporter.com, polygon.com, wikipedia)
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