Built in 1927 and bought by Hefner for $1 million in 1971, the property was emblematic of Hollywood’s excess

The Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills, home to the late Hugh Hefner, was world-famous for its legendary parties and playmates.

But the palatial estate was also the scene of controversy when it found itself at the centre of the Bill Cosby rape scandal which ended in a mistrial and suffered a disease outbreak in the hot tub.

Built in 1927 and bought by Hefner for $1 million in 1971, the property was emblematic of Hollywood’s excess, hosting its infamous pool parties with a lingerie-only dress code for the female guests who cavorted in the caved grotto.

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