Remembering the Millennium Biltmore Hotel of Los Angeles on this eve of the Academy Awards show of Hollywood, more commonly known as the Oscars. In 1920 film making had become the largest local industry in the City of Angels. The hotel was one of the early homes of the awards ceremony, hosting it for a major part of the 1930’s and early 194o’s.
What would become the Oscars, circa 1937 @ the Biltmore Hotel.
Renaissance inspired detail of the Crystal Ballroom.
Hand painted detail by Italian artist Giovanni Smeraldi .