Thorndike Press

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

  • Mallory O'Meara
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  • ISBN-10: 1432866796
  • ISBN-13: 9781432866792
  • DDC: B
  • Shipping Weight: 1.40 lbs ( .64 kgs)
  • 518 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released July 2019

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As a teenager, Mallory O’Meara was thrilled to discover that Creature from the Black Lagoon featured a monster designed by a woman. But while Milicent Patrick should have been hailed as a pioneer in the genre, little information was available. As O’Meara discovered, Patrick’s work was claimed by a male colleague and her career was cut short. A true-life detective story and a celebration of a feminist trailblazer, The Lady from the Black Lagoon gives Patrick her rightful place in film history while calling out a Hollywood culture where little has changed.