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John B. Goodman (art director)
Art director

John B. Goodman (art director)

John B. Goodman (art director)
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Quick Facts

Intro Art director
Was Film crew member Scenographer
From United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 15 August 1901, Denver
Death 30 June 1991, Los Angeles County (aged 89 years)
The details (from wikipedia)


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.

Selected filmography

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)

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