The Birth of Oscar

Location:

Millennium Biltmore Hotel

Photo by:

DiscoverLA

Description:

Day 55: Peek inside the ornate Crystal Ballroom at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, where legend has it the Oscar statuette was first invented by MGM director Cedric Gibbons, who sketched the design on a napkin at the first meeting of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences there in 1927.