From left to right: film producer Louis B. Mayer, Rabbi Edgar F. Magnin, and Bishop Bertrand Stevens in the luncheon room at the Biltmore Hotel where 400 leading Californians had gathered to discuss the campaign to raise funds for the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. Mr. Mayer spoke at the meeting saying, "this battle is not for greed or power, but for human good without distinction of race or creed" and acknowledged the presence of Rabbi Magnin and Bishop Stevens (among others) as a sign that we live in a "land where men of different faiths combine to aid humanity"
Probably connected to Los Angeles Times article, June 9, 1934, Sproul Raps Communism, Rotarians Hear U.C. Head, Says Reds Will Never Be Tolerated in California or United States, Painting of Universities as Hot Beds of Radicalism Decried by Speaker. Communism was attacked yesterday by Dr. Robert Gordon Sproul, president of the University of California, in an address at a Los Angeles Rotary Club luncheon in the Biltmore … George E. Montgomery, president of the local Rotary Club, presided.
Probably related to Los Angeles Times article, May 10, 1936, "Beau Peep Whispers." … Junior League Musicale … Last Wednesday’s Junior League musicale in the quiet dignity of the Biltmore Ballroom … Madelaine Forthmann, looking blondely lovely in white chiffon, played Beethoven and Bach with exceptional skill, while Mildred (Mrs. William) Rains, in an Alice blue gown, was masterful in her contrasts of Chopin’s gay and somber moods. We thought the program rose to a new high in the talented two-piano playing of Rachmaninoff …
Pictured from left to right: Studebaker Corporation executive Paul G. Hoffman, Los Angeles Mayor Frank L. Shaw, and Bank of America executive Walter J. Braunschweiger stand surrounding a cake that reads, "47th Anniversary." In the background, a large chandaliered room can be seen, with suited men seated at white-clothed tables. Photograph was taken at the Chamber of Commerce's 47th anniversary event in the Biltmore Hotel's Biltmore Bowl, the hotel's ballroom. S.E. Gates (not pictured), as president of the Rotary Club, co-organized the luncheon.
Sideview of Bank of America executive Walter J. Braunschweiger, Los Angeles Rotary Club president S.E. Gates, and Studebaker Corporation executive Paul G. Hoffman--seated at headtable with anniversary cake in front. Hoffman stands at small podium with microphone. Behind them are a Rotary Club banner and another cake. In the overall background, numerous men can be seen socializing in a large, chandaliered room. Photograph was taken at the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce's 47th anniversary event in the Biltmore Hotel's Biltmore Bowl, the hotel's ballroom.