John B. Goodman (art director)

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John B. Goodman
Born (1901-08-15)15 August 1901
Denver, Colorado
Died 30 June 1991(1991-06-30) (aged 89)
Los Angeles, California
Occupation Art director
Years active 1934-1968

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.[1] He worked on 208 films between 1934 and 1968, including It's a Gift (1934) starring W.C. Fields.[2] 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.[3]

Selected filmography[edit]

Goodman won an Academy Awards for Best Art Direction and was nominated for three more:


  1. ^ " John B. Goodman - Awards". Retrieved 2008-12-10. 
  2. ^ Deschner, Donald (1966). The Films of W.C. Fields. New York: Cadillac Publishing by arrangement with The Citadel Press. p. 103. 
  3. ^ "Register of John B. Goodman Collection - MSS 26". Retrieved 2015-08-01. 
  4. ^ "The 16th Academy Awards (1944) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2011-07-23. 

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