While most of us imagine life in Hollywood’s golden age as glamorous and full of star-studded extravaganzas, for Milicent Patrick, it was anything but. Working behind the scenes and on the sides of the sound stage, Patrick designed perhaps the most famous monster in movie history: The Creature from the Black Lagoon. In this episode, we trace the incredible intersections Patrick’s life had in history as well as her should-be-celebrated film career.
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Mallory O'Meara. The Lady From the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick, Hannover Square Press, (2019).
This episode is part of our Film History Series.
Music: "Evening Melodrama" by Kevin Macleod (www.incompetech.com)