The postcard shows the Los Angeles Biltmore. The Biltmore was built by a group of local businessmen in 1923 (opened in October 1st) for $10 million. Earl T. Heitschmidt assisted Schulze and Weaver, Architects, New York, NY, on the design (Barnett, Robert Louis; Heitschmidt, Earl Theodore; Lambert, Phyllis; Schorr, Barnett; Schultze, Leonard; Weaver, S. Fullerton). The Biltmore Bowl room hosted the Oscars in 1935-1939 and 1941-1942. The Sala d'Oro hosted the event in 1931.
The 11 story Spanish Italian structure lovingly encloses 707 luxurious appointed guest rooms and suites, five extraordinary ballrooms, several elegant conference spaces, grandiose restaurants and a Roman spa like swimming pool. The breathtaking cathedral like ceilings was hand painted by Italian artist Giovanni Smeraidi of Vatican and White House fame. In 2007, the Biltmore was known as the Millenium Biltmore Hotel.