William Flannery

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William Flannery
Born (1898-11-17)November 17, 1898
Died January 25, 1959(1959-01-25) (aged 60)
Los Angeles, California
Occupation Art director
Years active 1937-1959

William Edward Flannery (November 17, 1898 – January 25, 1959) was an American art director and architect for William Randolph Hearst.[1] He won an Academy Award in the category Best Art Direction for the film Picnic.[2]

As an architect his projects included a beachside mansion for Hearst's girlfriend Marion Davies. The main mansion was demolished, but part of the property survives as the Annenberg Community Beach House.

Flannery married silent film actress Mary Mercedes Campbell and they had a son Patrick John, born in 1927.[1]

During the Great Depression he became an art director.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 http://homepage.eircom.net/~oflannery/bio/bioWEF18981959.htm
  2. "The 28th Academy Awards (1956) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-07-23.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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