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

Mallory O'Meara / Sep 20, 2019

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: 108
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 rightful place in film history while calling out a Hollywood culture where little has changed since Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 336 pages Expected publication March 5th 2019 by Hanover Square Press More Details ISBN 1335937803 ISBN13 9781335937803 Other Editions 6 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Win a Copy of This Book The Lady from the Black Lagoon Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick by Mallory OMeara Author Release date Mar 05, 2019 Enter to win 1 of 25 Advanced Reader Copies of The Lady from the Black Lagoon by Mallory O Meara A Tor Most Anticipated Book of 2019A PureWow Boo Enter to win 1 of 25 Advanced Reader Copies of The Lady from the Black Lagoon by Mallory O Meara A Tor Most Anticipated Book of 2019A PureWow Book We Can t Wait to Read in 2019 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 monstersAs 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 Enter Giveaway Format Print book

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    Lists with This Book Books of Podcasts 27 books 3 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Nov 16, 2018 Ross Blocher rated it it was amazing review of another edition 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 flag 17 likesLike see review View 2 comments Nov 23, 2018 Paul rated it it was amazing review of another edition 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 flag 14 likesLike see review Dec 30, 2018 Kaili rated it it was amazing Shelves arc 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 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 relatable as a narrator She s funny, she s rightfully angry, and she s a self proclaimed nerd Her portrayal of Milicent is honest, despite her adoration of her Her passion for this project is evident in every page, and it s contagious I absolutely loved this, and would highly recommend to weird girls horror fans I received a digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review flag 2 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jan 22, 2019 Wendy Lynn rated it it was amazing 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 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 a fantastic read Highly recommended flag 2 likesLike see review View 1 comment Dec 28, 2018 Jenni rated it it was amazing Shelves biography, female author, netgalley 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 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 was one of the first female animators to work at Disney, and the only woman to create a Universal Classic Monster But she was so much , and O Meara makes the reader feel like we were in on all these discoveries O Meara s journey and conversational tone really make this novel shine if you grew up as a weird girl or female identified person interested in horror, it will feel like looking into a mirror O Meara is funny, honest, sometimes crass, but always relatable I knew from the jump that I would love Milicent Patrick, even though I didn t know it then, her designs had played such an important role in my childhood I LOVED these monsters growing up, and to find out the story of the woman behind them is invigorating But what really caught me off guard is how much I came to love Mallory O Meara Her passion and her anger are so relatable, so endearing, and so familiar I m so grateful for the work she did to make this book happen, and I m beyond excited to see what she will do next flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 22, 2019 Allison Reilly rated it it was amazing 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 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 entertaining I was rooting for her throughout her investigation and her efforts to track down Milicent s life and death I was in tears at several points O Meara truly did a great service to Milicent in particular, as well as to horror movie fans in general, with this book I d love to read from her flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 27, 2019 Erin Duerr rated it it was amazing review of another edition 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 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 not only about a nearly forgotten Hollywood trailblazer, but a history of movie monsters on and off screen and the realities of the film industry for anyone who doesn t fit the white male mold flag 1 likeLike see review Oct 26, 2018 Marie rated it it was amazing The Creature From the Black Lagoon and all the following movies are my favorite I have them on my Kindle and on DVD When the movies are on TV, I watch them, too Did I say how much I love the creature Millicent Patrick is the artist who created this creature A woman making her way in a man s world Jealousy kept her from being acknowledged for this amazing creation She was a very beautiful and talented woman This is not the only monster she made There are several other popular monsters th The Creature From the Black Lagoon and all the following movies are my favorite I have them on my Kindle and on DVD When the movies are on TV, I watch them, too Did I say how much I love the creature Millicent Patrick is the artist who created this creature A woman making her way in a man s world Jealousy kept her from being acknowledged for this amazing creation She was a very beautiful and talented woman This is not the only monster she made There are several other popular monsters that she was responsible for making, as well She had a long and interesting life I liked how the author spoke of how this story has affected her life Mallory O Meara is also, in the horror industry It is well written and researched I loved reading about Millicent s later life She sounds like someone I would like to have known When I saw the title of this book, I knew I had to read it I was not disappointed I would love to read stories like this Awesome book.I received this book from Net Galley and Hanover Square Press The opinions expressed are my own flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 20, 2018 Janet rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves kindle, zz 2018ng when i read I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it.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 monstersAs a teenager, Mallory O Meara was thrilled to discover that one of her favourite movies, Crea I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it.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 monstersAs a teenager, Mallory O Meara was thrilled to discover that one of her favourite 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.Hollywood is and will always be what we call The Big Boy s Club it s all about egos and credit and being THE MAN The story that O Meara discovered and so lovingly wrote about is not surprising now or then For reference, I looked at the credits of The Shape of Water on and again, even all these years later it s still a man s game it seems not a lot of women in that modern fairy tale monster story Mind you, those men did go through hell having to do some filming in Hamilton, Ontario ANY time spent there is hell on earth, trust me O Meara did some serious research which this librarian appreciated as so many non fiction books are 1 4 endnotes and footnotes, as seen in a recent book review I made, although I won t mention the title here She shows a decided interest and passion for her subject and that love shows up on the page It is masterfully written and it was a delight to read great job, Mallory A great book for the movie fanatic in your life ditto for anyone fighting the metoo battle in Hollywood or their own backyard flag Like see review Dec 04, 2018 Nathan rated it really liked it review of another edition Even when it is at times sardonic, sympathetic, wistful, humorous, and angry, O Meara always keeps the hammer down on delivering an authentic, gleamy eyed story of a woman whose accomplishments to the film industry and to women at large to begin have been either swept aside or ill intently buried The book, which does the best that it can given the resources, tracks Patrick throughout her entire charmed life, certainly reaching an epoch in both detail and excitement when she performs her part Even when it is at times sardonic, sympathetic, wistful, humorous, and angry, O Meara always keeps the hammer down on delivering an authentic, gleamy eyed story of a woman whose accomplishments to the film industry and to women at large to begin have been either swept aside or ill intently buried The book, which does the best that it can given the resources, tracks Patrick throughout her entire charmed life, certainly reaching an epoch in both detail and excitement when she performs her part in the creation of The Creature from the Black Lagoon I found it to be a zippy read, O Meara lining Patrick s life story as well as her own struggles some related to the search for Patrick, some not so with witty footnotes Such small changes make it not so much of a straight forward read, and that s a plus in this case O Meara s excitement and reverence are contagious the cause she s taken up the subject of this book , as it s presented, is impossible to root against I expect this book to take off like a wildfire once it hits shelves Such tales exposing women finally having the abilities to be removed from the shadows of history appear to be a popular topic, but it s terribly unfortunate that we ve gotten to this point to where Patrick is in need of a champion to restore her credit up to 60 years later To that point, this is a wonderful read for all to help themselves recalibrate their thoughts actions and to support and lift one another up Film enthusiasts, and especially horror film aficionados might as well pre order it It s a can t miss Many thanks to NetGalley, Harlequin, and Hanover Square Press for the advance read flag Like see review Nov 20, 2018 SundayAtDusk rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves memoirs, nonfiction actors This book is part biography, part memoir and part crusade against the misogyny found in the monster movie world And the author is not even talking about the fans, where there is, without a doubt, no shortage of men who hate women While one definitely wants to wholeheartedly support Mallory O Meara s crusade, I don t think the way she wrote her book worked well Reading about Milicent Patrick s life was like reading in slow motion, everything slowly stretched way out until the end where one This book is part biography, part memoir and part crusade against the misogyny found in the monster movie world And the author is not even talking about the fans, where there is, without a doubt, no shortage of men who hate women While one definitely wants to wholeheartedly support Mallory O Meara s crusade, I don t think the way she wrote her book worked well Reading about Milicent Patrick s life was like reading in slow motion, everything slowly stretched way out until the end where one was left with the feeling that her story would have been better suited for a long magazine article, not an entire book Plus, there was too much speculation and projection going on, since not that much is known about Milicent Patrick s thoughts and feelings Ms O Meara does not speculate and project arrogantly, mind you, but it soon gets old reading about what the subject of a biography might have thought or felt Talking about old, however, maybe some readers will simply be too old for this book The way the author tells readers who individuals like William Randolph Hearst and the Lone Ranger were, in case they didn t know, makes it seem like she strictly had a reading audience of her own age group, or younger, in mind Often her language and humorous comments seem far suited for younger readers, too In addition, the way the author gushes about Milicent Patrick, as well as shares her feelings about what she thought when she discovered less positive aspects of her life, makes her seem like a fangirl Fangirls belong to younger generations Note I received a free ARC of this book from Vine and a free e ARC from NetGalley The Vine book arrived between the time I requested the book from NetGalley and the time my request was finally accepted flag Like see review Jan 01, 2019 Library rated it really liked it review of another edition An interesting biography of Milicent Patrick, special effect artist, actress, and animator told from the viewpoint of a Hollywood horror aficionado This interesting title takes you through the life of a fairly unheard of artist who lived during the time of Hollywood s monster heyday The fact that she was a woman in a man s job explains, according to the author, why we do not know her well.Lively, sad, at times funny, O Meara takes us through the life of Milicent beginning with her birth in 191 An interesting biography of Milicent Patrick, special effect artist, actress, and animator told from the viewpoint of a Hollywood horror aficionado This interesting title takes you through the life of a fairly unheard of artist who lived during the time of Hollywood s monster heyday The fact that she was a woman in a man s job explains, according to the author, why we do not know her well.Lively, sad, at times funny, O Meara takes us through the life of Milicent beginning with her birth in 1915 Using her own life as comparison, the author shows similarities between Hollywood masochism then and now, specifically in regards to the horror film industry Filled with little known facts about films and film making as well as Mallory s footnoted remarks, the reader is given her insight with brevity and humor She focuses on gender inequity in the industry, then and now, with numerous examples from her life and Milicent s She points to numerous cases where women have worked then had this work belittled due to their gender.The two stories work nicely as a comparison, however, there are also times when it detracted from the main subject of the novel, Milicent s life and impact I would not recommend as a must have read, however, for horror film fans or for persons looking for titles about women in the industry, this would be spot on Not for young readers due to the mature subject matter and language flag Like see review Jan 10, 2019 Maxbfunk rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves nonfiction I m not usually a fan of nonfiction books Despite the high quality of writing, and frequently fascinating subjects that I ve attempted to read they almost always come off feeling extremely dry The Lady from the Black Lagoon, on the other hand, does not Every page, from the detailed backstory of a forgotten legend of the film industry, to the insider POV and anecdotes of the author, drips with a passion and care that is infrequent from the medium That is not to say that nonfiction authors are I m not usually a fan of nonfiction books Despite the high quality of writing, and frequently fascinating subjects that I ve attempted to read they almost always come off feeling extremely dry The Lady from the Black Lagoon, on the other hand, does not Every page, from the detailed backstory of a forgotten legend of the film industry, to the insider POV and anecdotes of the author, drips with a passion and care that is infrequent from the medium That is not to say that nonfiction authors are inherently lacking in passion, but rather words of praise for Mallory O Meara to take a subject that had all the potential in the world to be exactly as boilerplate as other biographies, and make it her own The reason she s so successful in doing this, by the way, is that the you read the book, the you feel O Meara s own experiences bleeding in Her empathy for someone who cares about what they do and having to work just that much harder because of their gender comes from her own experiences that she reveals in the segments that she wrote about the process of finding Milicent It s because of how clearly personal this book is to her that makes it so damn good If you are interested in a painstakingly researched, heartfelt tribute to not only the legacy of an outstanding and brilliant artist but also women and their struggles in a world that refuses to take them as seriously as they deserve, then this book should be at the top of your preorder queue flag Like see review Dec 20, 2018 Meghan rated it it was amazing Shelves library This book was received as an ARC from Hanover Square Press in exchange for an honest review Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.I am very familiar with the Black Lagoon picture books and the legend of the monster that poisons humans into being from the Black Lagoon The book from beginning to end was so invigoratingly interesting that I wondered what its really like being in Milicent Patrick s shoes and finding out all the secrets of the monster and then go MI This book was received as an ARC from Hanover Square Press in exchange for an honest review Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.I am very familiar with the Black Lagoon picture books and the legend of the monster that poisons humans into being from the Black Lagoon The book from beginning to end was so invigoratingly interesting that I wondered what its really like being in Milicent Patrick s shoes and finding out all the secrets of the monster and then go MIA until Mallory O Meara discovers your tracks and finds clues in your past and then finds out the truth A nail biting page turner that sure left me breathless and you can definitely expect the unexpected when you read this book The book is also inspiring of the passion and determination Mallory had when she uncovered this mystery and then later went on to a successful career with Disney.We will consider adding this title to our Biography collection at our library That is why we give this book 5 stars flag Like see review Jan 04, 2019 Kathy rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves nonfiction In The Lady from the Black Lagoon Mallory O Meara weaves the story of Millicent Patrick s life with her own journey to discover what had happened to one of her heroes, and with general observations about the role of women in Hollywood I originally picked up this book because I m a huge fan of her podcast Reading Glasses I d seen The Creature from the Black Lagoon when I was a kid, but never had a strong interest in it or old monster movies in general but I decided that I d give it a chance, In The Lady from the Black Lagoon Mallory O Meara weaves the story of Millicent Patrick s life with her own journey to discover what had happened to one of her heroes, and with general observations about the role of women in Hollywood I originally picked up this book because I m a huge fan of her podcast Reading Glasses I d seen The Creature from the Black Lagoon when I was a kid, but never had a strong interest in it or old monster movies in general but I decided that I d give it a chance, given how much I enjoy listening to her podcast I m glad I did, because it was completely engaging and funny and I learned so many fascinating tidbits about Patrick and the movie industry in general.I would recommend this book to fans of monster movies, people who like a good humorous footnote, and anyone who loves reading about archival research as much as I do FULL DISCLOSURE I was provided in ARC of this book from Hanover Square Press Netgalley in exchange for an honest review flag Like see review Jan 26, 2019 Molly Henery rated it it was amazing I don t know if I can properly express how much I loved this book Generally, I m not one for nonfiction books, but when I learned the monster from Creature From the Black Lagoon one of my favorite films movie monsters was created by a woman and Mallory O Meara was writing about her I knew I had to read this book Right away the introduction made me feel every emotion imaginable O Meara perfectly conveys Milicent Patrick s life story in a compelling way while also including personal anecdotes I don t know if I can properly express how much I loved this book Generally, I m not one for nonfiction books, but when I learned the monster from Creature From the Black Lagoon one of my favorite films movie monsters was created by a woman and Mallory O Meara was writing about her I knew I had to read this book Right away the introduction made me feel every emotion imaginable O Meara perfectly conveys Milicent Patrick s life story in a compelling way while also including personal anecdotes and information about what the research process was like The format and writing style implemented by O Meara hooked me This book made me angry, it made me cry, and it made me overjoyed to not only learn about Patrick, but I also found a kindred spirit in both Patrick and O Meara Thank you, Mallory O Meara, for sharing Patrick s legacy with all of us weird monster lovers flag Like see review Jan 03, 2019 Erica Clashe rated it it was amazing review of another edition I m a bookseller and I m so ready to hype The Lady from the Black Lagoon It s hard to find lit about women in horror film that doesn t focus on how they re presented on screen O Meara s focus on Milicent s iconic off screen work is a blessing and inspiration It s also a major page turner O Meara combines memoir, biography, and history, so there s a lot here for the poor souls who aren t interested in creature features It s an excellent feminist memoir some parts are so infuriating I squ I m a bookseller and I m so ready to hype The Lady from the Black Lagoon It s hard to find lit about women in horror film that doesn t focus on how they re presented on screen O Meara s focus on Milicent s iconic off screen work is a blessing and inspiration It s also a major page turner O Meara combines memoir, biography, and history, so there s a lot here for the poor souls who aren t interested in creature features It s an excellent feminist memoir some parts are so infuriating I squeezed my book a little The cinema history is fascinating I wasn t expecting to learn so much about early Disney animation O Meara s intimacy with her source material is pleasantly infectious I wish every biography was written with this much scope and passion This will probably be my favorite book of 2019, and it s for sure my favorite book about women in horror flag Like see review Jan 09, 2019 Laurel rated it it was amazing review of another edition I received an advance reader copy of this ebook from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Fantastic writing Even reading about the awful patriarchal history of Hollywood is entertaining when written well The Creature was a little before my time however I absolutely loved it when I finally watched it in my teens This book pays wonderful homage to Milicent Patrick, the first Universal female animator Interspersing her life with the film history of the time added wonderful context and hig I received an advance reader copy of this ebook from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Fantastic writing Even reading about the awful patriarchal history of Hollywood is entertaining when written well The Creature was a little before my time however I absolutely loved it when I finally watched it in my teens This book pays wonderful homage to Milicent Patrick, the first Universal female animator Interspersing her life with the film history of the time added wonderful context and highlighten the ongoing issues women in Hollywood still face today All in all, a great read flag Like see review Jan 14, 2019 Amanda rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves arcs, biography One word to describe this book badass I had no idea who Milicent Patrick was before I read this book but it turns out she was incredibly important to Hollywood and monster movies The real strength of this book is Mallory O Meara s passion about finding Milicent Patrick s lost legacy She s funny, real, and writes accessibly This was a joy to read flag 1 likeLike see review View all 3 comments Jan 31, 2019 Tami rated it it was amazing I received this book through a good reads giveaway It is not normally the type of book I would read, however I really enjoyed the Author s writing style and wit The book was full of descriptive history and really made you feel like you knew The Lady From The Black Lagoon Very enjoyable flag Like see review Dec 31, 2018 liz williams rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 2018 My review will be posted on scariesthings in February for women in horror month Thanks to net galley for an arc of this bookGo Mallory flag Like see review Jan 19, 2019 Melise rated it really liked it This was a fun and surprising read I live in Southern California, and my stepfather is a retired special effects makeup artist He has a number of friends from that industry, and family events are often full of stories about ridiculous sci fi movies from the 1950s or interesting stories about creating special effects for The Lord of the Rings movies In fact, one of the highlights of Christmas this year was a gag gift I gave him based on the 1978 Japanese Star Wars knock off called Message This was a fun and surprising read I live in Southern California, and my stepfather is a retired special effects makeup artist He has a number of friends from that industry, and family events are often full of stories about ridiculous sci fi movies from the 1950s or interesting stories about creating special effects for The Lord of the Rings movies In fact, one of the highlights of Christmas this year was a gag gift I gave him based on the 1978 Japanese Star Wars knock off called Message from Space I know Creature from the Black Lagoon is a favorite of his he also loves dinosaurs, and so the reptilian creature suit was a great influence on him when he first saw the movie as a child So, it was a complete surprise to read this book and realize that I have never heard he or any of his friends mention Millicent Patrick, the Creature s designer But, I suppose the fact that I HAVEN T heard of her is the precise point of this book.I enjoyed the book the story was interesting and I loved hearing how the author tracked down the information that she was able to find I wish it had been slightly less conversational in certain areas sometimes I noticed the writing word selection than I appreciate But, all in all, it was an interesting story, told well I am looking forward to the next family event maybe I can offer some new insight about this favorite story.Thanks to the publishers and NetGalley for providing me with an advanced reading copy flag Like see review Thelonia Saunders rated it it was amazing Jan 30, 2019 Jess rated it really liked it Dec 20, 2018 Kayla rated it it was amazing Jan 22, 2019 Charlotte Adams rated it it was amazing Jan 17, 2019 Sam Morgan rated it it was amazing Jan 29, 2019 Stefan Fergus rated it really liked it Jan 11, 2019 Cara Blocher rated it it was amazing Nov 13, 2018 Brea Grant rated it it was amazing Jan 18, 2019 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    1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 bo [...]


    7. 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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