This collection consists of thirty-five boxes and three oversize folders concerning the California Gold Rush vessels, California
county histories, and miscellaneous ephemera and illustrations.
John Bartlett Goodman III, (1901-1991) was born in Denver, Colorado and moved to California by the age of three, first to
San Diego and then to Los Angeles in 1916. After high school he worked in an architect's office, but left in 1920 after a
short time to join the art department of the Famous Players Lasky Company, an early motion picture company. Shortly after
joining, Goodman became interested in maritime history and sailing ships. Goodman's forty-seven year professional career in
the motion picture industry included work on 252 movies. He spent seventeen years with Paramount Studios, worked for Warner
Brothers Studios, and served as supervising art director from 1942 to 1945 for Universal Studios, after which, he pursued
a freelance career as an independent art director. Goodman retired from film work in 1967. He died on June 30, 1991 in Los
Angeles County, California.
22.86 Linear Feet
(35 boxes and 3 oversize folders)
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