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1927 RARE TIFFANY & CO THE PHOTOPLAY MAGAZINE MEDAL OF HONOR MEDALLION AWARDED TO WINFIELD R. SHEEHAN 18K GOLD
- 1927 The Photoplay Magazine Medal of Honor
- Presented to Winfield R. Sheehan for the Production of 7th Heaven – Best Photoplay of Year !
- Solid 18k Gold
- Made by Tiffany & Co.
- Abit about William R. Sheehan courtesy of Wikipedia
- Winfield R. Sheehan (September 24, 1883 – July 25, 1945) was a film company executive. He was responsible for much of Fox Film Corporation‘s output during the 1920s and 1930s.
A native of Buffalo, New York, Sheehan served in the Spanish–American War as a teen. After working as a cub reporter he became a police reporter for New York’s The Evening World in the early 1900s. In 1910, Sheehan became the fire commissioner’s secretary and in 1911 performed similar duties for the police commissioner. In the latter capacity, he helped the newly established studio of William Fox, stay afloat in the face of increasing pressure to fold from the Motion Picture Patents Company, which routinely absorbed, intimidated, and ultimately destroyed most fledgling studios.
The Fox case played a vital role in the destruction of the Motion Picture Patents Company’s absolute control. Afterward, Sheehan became William Fox’s personal secretary and two years later became the studio’s general manager and vice president. He then served as Fox’s chief of production from 1926 until 1935 when the studio became part of 20th Century-Fox and was replaced by Darryl Zanuck. After that, Sheehan became an independent producer until his death in 1945.
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