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    Gone With the Wind Award Medal from Photoplay Magazine. Founded in 1911 as one of the first film fan magazines, Photoplay began giving out what is considered the first significant annual movie award, the Photoplay Medal of Honor, in 1920. The award was given to the producer of the year's best film as selected by the readers of the magazine, and it proved to be influential on the Academy Awards when they debuted less than a decade later.
    This bronze medallion was awarded to David O. Selznick for his work in bringing Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind to the silver screen. It was his second medal, having been honored in 1933 along with Merian C. Cooper and Kenneth Macgowan for producing Little Women. This 3" bronze medallion, crafted by the Medallic Art Co. of New York, is in Very Fine to Excellent condition.


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    Founded in 1911 as one of the first film fan magazines, Photoplay began giving out what is considered the first significant annual movie award, the Photoplay Medal of Honor, in 1920. The award was given to the producer of the year's best film as selected by the readers of the magazine, and it proved to be influential on the Academy Awards when they debuted less than a decade later.

    By 1939, however, the Photoplay Medal had declined in importance due largely to the overshadowing glamour of the Oscars, and it was discontinued that year -- making it remarkably rare. This bronze medallion was awarded to David O. Selznick for his work in bringing Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind to the silver screen. It was his second medal, having been honored in 1933 along with Merian C. Cooper and Kenneth Macgowan for producing Little Women. This 3" bronze medallion, crafted by the Medallic Art Co. of New York, is in Very Fine to Excellent condition.



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