|Lady Gaga Films Video at Hearst Castle|
Lady Gaga's presence created quite a stir along the Central Coast, especially throughout the surrounding towns of Cambria, Cayucous, and Paso Robles. Hearst Castle Tour guests on hand during filming were treated to a few extra sights, since Hearst Castle remained open for tours.
The iconic Neptune Pool was constructed over a period of 12 years and the final version--which remains today--was completed between 1934 to 1936. The pool is 104 feet long and at its widest point, is 95 feet wide; it holds 345,000 gallons of water.
The Neptune Pool plays a prominent role in Lady Gaga's video single, "G.U.Y." At the time, the pool had been drained and was set to have several leaks repaired. However, the pool was refilled with 150,000 gallons of water donated by the Hearst Foundation. To show her appreciation for the water and the use of the pool, Lady Gaga donated $250,000 to the Hearst Castle Preservation Board and offered to film a water conservation PSA for the state of California urging residents to converse water.
After the filming of her new video single, "G.U.Y.," the Neptune Pool was drained and repaired. The water was reclaimed and used for Hearst Castle's landscaping needs.
While you're not likely to see Lady Gaga and her crew, our Hearst Castle Adventures Tour will give you a closer look at the both the Neptune Pool and the Roman Plunge, along with tour of the Castle. The tour includes a picnic lunch and a trip to see the elephant seals at Piedras Blancas Seal Rookery.