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Francis Goodman

(1913-1989), Photographer

Sitter in 6 portraits
Artist of 1390 portraits
Born Francis Julian Gutmann in London but brought up in Germany, Gutmann returned with his German-Jewish family to England in 1931 aged eighteen, where he worked as an apprentice with advertising photographer Shaw Wildman. Gutmann also printed for Cecil Beaton and worked with Peter Rose-Pulham, later taking over Rose-Pulham's studio in Berkeley Square. His portraits appeared in the British edition of Harper's Bazaar and The Sketch. From 1940, he changed his name to Goodman, and during the 1940s and 1950s his images appeared in Tatler and Bystander.

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'Harper's Bazaar - Schiaparelli' (Unknown model), by Francis Goodman - NPG x195593

'Harper's Bazaar - Schiaparelli' (Unknown model)

by Francis Goodman
half-plate film negative, early 1930s
NPG x195593

Barbara Bentley (née Hastings), by Francis Goodman - NPG x68804

Barbara Bentley (née Hastings)

by Francis Goodman
half-plate film copy negative, 1932
NPG x68804

Anna May Wong, by Francis Goodman - NPG Ax39590

Anna May Wong

by Francis Goodman
bromide print, 1933
NPG Ax39590

Cecil Beaton, by Francis Goodman - NPG x68801

Cecil Beaton

by Francis Goodman
film copy negative, 1933
NPG x68801

Katja Krassin, by Francis Goodman - NPG x137250

Katja Krassin

by Francis Goodman
photo mechanical reproduction, 1933
NPG x137250

Anna May Wong, by Francis Goodman - NPG x68812

Anna May Wong

by Francis Goodman
half-plate film copy negative, 1933
NPG x68812

Anna May Wong, by Francis Goodman - NPG x68811

Anna May Wong

by Francis Goodman
5 x 4 inch film negative, 1933
NPG x68811

Florence Lambert (née Chuter, later Hole), by Francis Goodman - NPG x68806

Florence Lambert (née Chuter, later Hole)

by Francis Goodman
half-plate film copy negative, 1934
NPG x68806

Gertrude Lawrence, by Francis Goodman - NPG x68807

Gertrude Lawrence

by Francis Goodman
5 x 4 inch film negative, 1934
NPG x68807

Lady (Mary) Elizabeth Oldfield (née Murray), by Francis Goodman - NPG x68808

Lady (Mary) Elizabeth Oldfield (née Murray)

by Francis Goodman
half-plate film negative, 1935
NPG x68808

Unknown fashion model, by Francis Goodman - NPG x137228

Unknown fashion model

by Francis Goodman
vintage bromide print, circa 1935
NPG x137228

(Rachel) Katherine Wagg (née Horlick, later Contomichalos), by Francis Goodman - NPG x195631

(Rachel) Katherine Wagg (née Horlick, later Contomichalos)

by Francis Goodman
half-plate film negative, 1935
NPG x195631

Unknown fashion model, by Francis Goodman - NPG x137227

Unknown fashion model

by Francis Goodman
vintage bromide print, circa 1936-1937
NPG x137227

Unknown fashion model, by Francis Goodman - NPG x137226

Unknown fashion model

by Francis Goodman
vintage bromide print, circa 1936-1937
NPG x137226

Glyn Warren Philpot, by Francis Goodman - NPG x12737

Glyn Warren Philpot

by Francis Goodman
vintage bromide print, 1937
NPG x12737

Glyn Warren Philpot, by Francis Goodman - NPG x12738

Glyn Warren Philpot

by Francis Goodman
vintage bromide print, 1937
NPG x12738

Lady Mary Lygon, by Francis Goodman - NPG x195046

Lady Mary Lygon

by Francis Goodman
tear sheet, published 27 March 1940
NPG x195046

Zika Ascher; Lida Ascher, by Francis Goodman - NPG x195053

Zika Ascher; Lida Ascher

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1940s
NPG x195053

Lida Ascher, by Francis Goodman - NPG x195054

Lida Ascher

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1940s
NPG x195054

Zika Ascher; Lida Ascher, by Francis Goodman - NPG x195116

Zika Ascher; Lida Ascher

by Francis Goodman
twelve 2 1/4 inch square film negatives, 1940s
NPG x195116

Zika Ascher; Lida Ascher, by Francis Goodman - NPG x195117

Zika Ascher; Lida Ascher

by Francis Goodman
twelve 2 1/4 inch square film negatives, 1940s
NPG x195117

Neville Terry, by Francis Goodman - NPG x195647

Neville Terry

by Francis Goodman
half-plate film negative, 1940s
NPG x195647

Oscar Nemon and family, by Francis Goodman - NPG x199981

Oscar Nemon and family

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, early 1940s
NPG x199981

Terence Rattigan, by Francis Goodman - NPG Ax39612

Terence Rattigan

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, mid-late 1940s
NPG Ax39612

Miss Hambourg, by Francis Goodman - NPG Ax39614

Miss Hambourg

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, mid-late 1940s
NPG Ax39614

Eric Coates, by Francis Goodman - NPG Ax39615

Eric Coates

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, mid-late 1940s
NPG Ax39615

James Mason, by Francis Goodman - NPG Ax39617

James Mason

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, mid-late 1940s
NPG Ax39617

James Mason; Pamela Mason (née Ostrer, later Kellino), by Francis Goodman - NPG Ax39618

James Mason; Pamela Mason (née Ostrer, later Kellino)

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, mid-late 1940s
NPG Ax39618

Pamela Mason (née Ostrer, later Kellino); James Mason, by Francis Goodman - NPG Ax39619

Pamela Mason (née Ostrer, later Kellino); James Mason

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, mid-late 1940s
NPG Ax39619

James Mason; Pamela Mason (née Ostrer, later Kellino), by Francis Goodman - NPG Ax39621

James Mason; Pamela Mason (née Ostrer, later Kellino)

by Francis Goodman
bromide print, mid-late 1940s
NPG Ax39621

Rhoda Helen ('Dodie') Masterman, by Francis Goodman - NPG Ax39634

Rhoda Helen ('Dodie') Masterman

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, mid-late 1940s
NPG Ax39634

Angus Menzies, by Francis Goodman - NPG Ax39641

Angus Menzies

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, mid-late 1940s
NPG Ax39641

Rhoda Helen ('Dodie') Masterman, by Francis Goodman - NPG Ax39635

Rhoda Helen ('Dodie') Masterman

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, mid-late 1940s
NPG Ax39635

Marthe Labarre, by Francis Goodman - NPG Ax39644

Marthe Labarre

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, mid-late 1940s
NPG Ax39644

Sir Ernst Chain; Oscar Nemon, by Francis Goodman - NPG x195040

Sir Ernst Chain; Oscar Nemon

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1944
NPG x195040

Oscar Nemon, by Francis Goodman - NPG x195042

Oscar Nemon

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1944
NPG x195042

Oscar Nemon, by Francis Goodman - NPG x195043

Oscar Nemon

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1944
NPG x195043

Sir Ralph Richardson, by Francis Goodman - NPG Ax39616

Sir Ralph Richardson

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, 14 October 1945
NPG Ax39616

Pauline Growse; Bob Roberts; Sarah Churchill, by Francis Goodman - NPG Ax39591

Pauline Growse; Bob Roberts; Sarah Churchill

by Francis Goodman
bromide print, 28 November 1945
NPG Ax39591

Cecil Beaton, by Francis Goodman - NPG Ax39598

Cecil Beaton

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, 28 November 1945
NPG Ax39598

Cecil Beaton, by Francis Goodman - NPG Ax39599

Cecil Beaton

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, 28 November 1945
NPG Ax39599

Cecil Beaton, by Francis Goodman - NPG Ax39600

Cecil Beaton

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, 28 November 1945
NPG Ax39600

Cecil Beaton, by Francis Goodman - NPG Ax39601

Cecil Beaton

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, 28 November 1945
NPG Ax39601

Cecil Beaton, by Francis Goodman - NPG Ax39602

Cecil Beaton

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, 28 November 1945
NPG Ax39602

Cecil Beaton, by Francis Goodman - NPG Ax39603

Cecil Beaton

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, 28 November 1945
NPG Ax39603

Cecil Beaton, by Francis Goodman - NPG Ax39605

Cecil Beaton

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, 28 November 1945
NPG Ax39605

Hermione Gingold, by Francis Goodman - NPG Ax39606

Hermione Gingold

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, 1 October 1945
NPG Ax39606

Hermione Gingold, by Francis Goodman - NPG Ax39607

Hermione Gingold

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, 1 October 1945
NPG Ax39607

Hermione Gingold, by Francis Goodman - NPG Ax39608

Hermione Gingold

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, 1 October 1945
NPG Ax39608

Hermione Gingold, by Francis Goodman - NPG Ax39609

Hermione Gingold

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, 1 October 1945
NPG Ax39609

Sarah Churchill, by Francis Goodman - NPG Ax39613

Sarah Churchill

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, 28 November 1945
NPG Ax39613

Miss Scotti-Galerate, by Francis Goodman - NPG Ax39689

Miss Scotti-Galerate

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, 1945
NPG Ax39689

Hermione Gingold, by Francis Goodman - NPG x88534

Hermione Gingold

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1 October 1945
NPG x88534

Hermione Gingold, by Francis Goodman - NPG x39469

Hermione Gingold

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1 October 1945
NPG x39469

Hermione Gingold, by Francis Goodman - NPG x39470

Hermione Gingold

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1 October 1945
NPG x39470

Oliver Messel, by Francis Goodman - NPG x39504

Oliver Messel

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1945
NPG x39504

Oliver Messel, by Francis Goodman - NPG x39505

Oliver Messel

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1945
NPG x39505

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