5. During Prohibition, there was a nightclub inside the Gold Room complete with hidden windows for paparazzi.
While well-to-do Angelinos attended elegant concerts in the music room, the younger generation partied in the Gold Room just across the hall. During Prohibition, Baron Long ran a nightclub where the celebrities of the day went to partake in some bathtub gin. Above the large mirrored French doors, you can see the outline of a gold box. That box was a little window for paparazzi, who could take birds-eye-view photos of the celebrities cavorting down below. The Gold Room is the only ballroom in the Biltmore with a gate in front–for crown control. Thanks to Baron Long, the Biltmore was successful during the Depression too.