Jack Nicholson has always been one of the coolest guys in Hollywood. He has been nominated for an Oscar in every decade since the 60s, volunteered as a fire fighter, has always been a party animal, and is the only person that can get away with wearing sunglasses inside.
Oh, and he has a secret tunnel from his house to the Playboy mansion.
One of our editors was in the office archives pulling photos for a feature set to run on Hugh Hefner’s birthday. He found some Polaroids from 1977 that showed a large excavation project at The Mansion. We asked the new general manager at The Mansion about these photos. He said, very matter-of-factly, “that’s probably when they built the tunnels in the 70s.
So, according this blueprint, tunnels were built to the homes of “Mr. J. Nicholson,” “Mr. W. Beatty,” “Mr. K. Douglas” and “Mr. J. Caan.” We’ll go ahead and assume they’re talking about Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty, Kirk Douglas and James Caan – all of whom lived near the Playboy Mansion during the late 1970s and early 1980s. There are no dates on the architectural schematics, but the dates on the Polaroids were from 1977.
Imagine going to the Playboy mansion back in the day!
Apparently, the tunnels were shut down in 1989. Gutted.
It’s not known how true this is, as none of the names mentioned, or Hugh Hefner himself, would comment on the matter. But it wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest.
Jack the lad.
[Via Bro Bible]