The dining room, The Biltmore Bowl, was one of the hottest dining rooms and nightclubs in LA at the time.
Below is a photo of what the Oscar ceremony looked like at the time (the photo is on a wall in the hotel today).
|Deanna arrives at the hotel with her parents.|
|Deanna presenting her ticket to|
enter the Academy dinner
at the Biltmore Bowl.
The big winners were Spencer Tracy for Best Actor, Bette Davis for Best Actress, and "You Can't Take It With You" for Best Picture. Frank Capra won Best Director.
Unfortunately, I cannot find any photos with the two honorary teen stars together - Mickey Rooney and Deanna Durbin.
The juvenile Oscar was a nice tradition.
|Radio and film star Edgar Bergan (sans his ventriloquist dummy Charlie McCarthy) is at Deanna's table that night. He was to present her with the Oscar.|
|Bergen presents the miniature Oscar to Deanna. Look how small it is!|