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The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick

The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick By Mallory O'Meara The Lady from the Black Lagoon Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick The Lady from the Black Lagoon uncovers the life and work of Milicent Patrick one of Disney s first female animators and the only woman in history to create one of Hollywood s classic movie monsters A

  • Title: The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick
  • Author: Mallory O'Meara
  • ISBN: 1335937803
  • Page: 489
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick By Mallory O'Meara The Lady from the Black Lagoon uncovers the life and work of Milicent Patrick one of Disney s first female animators and the only woman in history to create one of Hollywood s classic movie monsters.As a teenager, Mallory O Meara was thrilled to discover that one of her favorite movies, The Creature from the Black Lagoon, featured a monster designed by a woman, Milicent The Lady from the Black Lagoon uncovers the life and work of Milicent Patrick one of Disney s first female animators and the only woman in history to create one of Hollywood s classic movie monsters.As a teenager, Mallory O Meara was thrilled to discover that one of her favorite movies, The Creature from the Black Lagoon, featured a monster designed by a woman, Milicent Patrick But for someone who should have been hailed as a pioneer in the genre there was little information available For, as O Meara soon discovered, Patrick s contribution had been claimed by a jealous male colleague, her career had been cut short and she soon after had disappeared from film history No one even knew if she was still alive.As a young woman working in the horror film industry, O Meara set out to right the wrong, and in the process discovered the full, fascinating story of an ambitious, artistic woman ahead of her time Patrick s contribution to special effects proved to be just the latest chapter in a remarkable, unconventional life, from her youth growing up in the shadow of Hearst Castle, to her career as one of Disney s first female animators And at last, O Meara discovered what really had happened to Patrick after The Creature s success, and where she went.A true life detective story and a celebration of a forgotten feminist trailblazer, Mallory O Meara s The Lady from the Black Lagoon establishes Patrick in her rightfu
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    1. Ross Blocher on said:

      The Lady from the Black Lagoon tells the fascinating story of Milicent Patrick, the designer of the iconic Creature he of the eponymous Black Lagoon Milicent s is a name that deserves to be recognized by fans of film, horror and art, and Mallory O Meara has done a great service by uncovering details of Milicent s rich and multi faceted life I ll share a detailed review after the book is released, but I guarantee this is a rewarding, eye opening and entertaining read Highly recommended

    2. Paul on said:

      The Lady from the Black Lagoon is a celebration of the life and shamefully overlooked work of Milicent Patrick It s also an unflinching, from the front lines recounting of Hollywood s toxic patriarchal culture, a history of all manner of monsters You ll be infuriated at the legacy of continuing injustice but inspired by the talent, will, and spirit of Milicent Patrick and Mallory O Meara.

    3. Kaili on said:

      The Lady from the Black Lagoon reveals the lost legacy of Milicent Patrick creature designer and artist Milicent s story is revealed chronologically through each chapter, interwoven with film history and tied to the present with Mallory O Meara s personal experiences as a woman in the film industry I found it hard to put this book down, as Milicent s story and O Meara s writing is so magnetic A large part of why this book was so impactful to me, I think, is because Mallory O Meara is very r The [...]

    4. Wendy-Lynn on said:

      Thank you to Net Galley and the publisher for giving me the opportunity to read and review The Lady from the Black Lagoon by Mallory O Meara Ms O Meara not only gave the backstory on Milicent Patrick who created the beast, but on old Hollywood itself and its politics Because of these politics, no one wanted anyone to know that a woman was behind the creature s creation, and she wasn t even credited in the movie Very sad the way women were treated in the film industry This was definitely Thank yo [...]

    5. Jenni on said:

      Mere minutes have passed since I finished this book, and I have already posted about it on every form of social media available to me I have texted multiple friends about it I will sing the praises of this book until my friends and family beg me to stop, and then I will probably continue on Mallory O Meara spent 3 years unearthing the purposefully hidden history of Milicent Patrick the artist, designer, and knockout who created my absolute favorite Universal Monster, The Creature She Mere minute [...]

    6. Allison Reilly on said:

      This book uncovers the legacy of Milicent Patrick, the woman who created the design for the creature in The Creature From the Black Lagoon Along the way the reader is treated to fascinating snippets of some of the early history of California, Hollywood, Disney, Universal Studios, and I will definitely be seeking out a good biography of Julia Morgan after reading this book I really adored this book Mallory O Meara s conversational yet impassioned writing style was captivating and enterta This boo [...]

    7. Erin Duerr on said:

      Mallory O Mears brings to light the life and work of Milicent Patrick, an animator, actress and special effects makeup designer who created the Creature From the Black Lagoon With Milicent s legacy and contributions to Hollywood almost completely lost, O Meara sets out to uncover her story The author s research treasure hunt, taking you to places like Hearst Castle and the film archives of Hollywood, is as fascinating as the tale of Hollywood success and tragedy that it weaves together A book Ma [...]

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