John B. Goodman (art director)

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John B. Goodman
Born(1901-08-15)15 August 1901
Died30 June 1991(1991-06-30) (aged 89)
Occupation Art director
Years active1934-1968

John B. Goodman (August 15, 1901 June 30, 1991) was an American art director. He won an Oscar 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 complemented his professional work, enabling Goodman to craft historically accurate sets. [3]

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Selected filmography

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

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References

  1. "IMDb.com: John B. Goodman - Awards". IMDb.com. Retrieved December 10, 2008.
  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". libraries.ucsd.edu. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  4. "The 16th Academy Awards (1944) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved July 23, 2011.