John B. Goodman (art director)
|John B. Goodman|
15 August 1901|
|Died||30 June 1991
Los Angeles, California
John B. Goodman (August 15, 1901 – June 30, 1991) was an American art director. He won an Academy Award and was nominated for three more in the category Best Art Direction. He worked on 208 films between 1934 and 1968, including It's a Gift (1934) starring W.C. Fields. Goodman was a known bibliophile as well, with particular interests in American maritime history, early sailing ships, the American West, California, and the Gold Rush. These personal interests complimented his professional work, enabling Goodman to craft historically accurate sets.
Goodman won an Academy Awards for Best Art Direction and was nominated for three more:
- If I Were King (1938 - nominated)
- The Spoilers (1942 - nominated)
- Phantom of the Opera (1943 - won)
- The Climax (1944 - nominated)
- "IMDb.com: John B. Goodman - Awards". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2008-12-10.
- Deschner, Donald (1966). The Films of W.C. Fields. New York: Cadillac Publishing by arrangement with The Citadel Press. p. 103.
- "Register of John B. Goodman Collection - MSS 26". libraries.ucsd.edu. Retrieved 2015-08-01.
- "The 16th Academy Awards (1944) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-07-23.
- John B. Goodman at the Internet Movie Database
- John B. Goodman at AllMovie
- John B. Goodman Collection MSS 26. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego Library.
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