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The lady from the black lagoon: Hollywood monsters and the lost legacy of Milicent Patrick

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2019 SCIBA Book Award Winner for Biography
A Hugo and Locus Award Finalist
Winner of the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award
The
Los Angeles Times Bestseller
A Thrillist Best Book of the Year
A Book Riot Best Book of 2019
One of
Booklist's 10 Best Art Books of the Year
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, 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 rightful place in film history while calling out a Hollywood culture where little has changed since.
Don't miss Mallory O'Meara's upcoming novel, Girly Drinks!
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The
Los Angeles Times Bestseller
A Thrillist Best Book of the Year
A Book Riot Best Book of 2019
One of
Booklist's 10 Best Art Books of the Year
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, 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 rightful place in film history while calling out a Hollywood culture where little has changed since.
Don't miss Mallory O'Meara's upcoming novel, Girly Drinks!
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Patrick, Milicent
Patrick, Milicent, -- 1915-1998
Women animators -- United States -- Biography
Women in the motion picture industry -- United States -- History
title_displayThe lady from the black lagoon : Hollywood monsters and the lost legacy of Milicent Patrick
title_fullThe 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 [electronic resource] / Mallory O'Meara
The lady from the black lagoon : Hollywood monsters and the lost legacy of Milicent Patrick / Mallory O'Meara
The lady from the black lagoon : Hollywood monsters and the lost legacy of Milicent Patrick [electronic resource] / Mallory O'Meara
title_shortThe lady from the black lagoon
title_subHollywood monsters and the lost legacy of Milicent Patrick
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Electronic books
History
Nonfiction
Patrick, Milicent
Performing Arts
Women animators
Women in the motion picture industry