John Hughes (art director)

John Hughes ( * May 23, 1882 in Kansas City, Missouri; † October 2, 1954 in Los Angeles ) was an American production designer in film.


John Hughes worked from 1921 as a Designer, a so-called art director, the film in Hollywood. Until the early 1930s, he worked for several film studios. In 1934, he received a permanent contract at Warner Brothers. There he worked under the direction of renowned directors like Michael Curtiz, Raoul Walsh, Howard Hawks and John Huston. Throughout his career, in which he was also known as J. J. Hughes and John J. Hughes mentioned in the credits, he was nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Art Direction, inter alia, Sergeant York, but always went home empty-handed. Until 1951 he was involved in more than 90 film productions. With his wife, Corinne, he had a child. He died in 1954 at the age of 72 years in Los Angeles and was interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale.

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