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New Book: Millicent Patrick: The Lady from the Black Lagoon
« on: February 28, 2019, 01:27:32 AM »
Never expected that the first place I would find out about this was the new issue of TIME Magazine!

Millicent Patrick: The Lady from the Black Lagoon by Mallory O'Meara

Millicent Patrickís 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 Disneyís first female animators.

Will hit bookstores March 5, 2019

https://www.amazon.com/Lady-Black-Lagoon-Hollywood-Monsters-ebook/dp/B07CS29S2B

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Re: New Book: Millicent Patrick: The Lady from the Black Lagoon
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2019, 08:53:01 AM »
Looking forward to reading this one.

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Re: New Book: Millicent Patrick: The Lady from the Black Lagoon
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2019, 07:24:23 PM »

Reading the reviews, it sounds like too much of the book's 336 pages are dedicated to pointing out industry misogyny and speculating what the author thought the subject might have thought about this or that.

Could be interesting for the facts that are presented - but sounds like the writing style would make it a tough read.

I would like to hear what any UMA members thought of the book before I buy.
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Re: New Book: Millicent Patrick: The Lady from the Black Lagoon
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2019, 11:29:48 AM »
Iím hoping  my library will stock the book. Iíd really like to know more about Millicent Patrick and her journey creating the look of my favorite Universal Monster. Iím hesitant about the book however because the reviews Iíve read indicate the focus blurs between the subject and the author. While Iím sure the authorís personal experiences are noteworthy and deserve a read as well, Iím not sure thatís what Iím looking for in a book about Ms. Patrick.
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Re: New Book: Millicent Patrick: The Lady from the Black Lagoon
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2019, 11:35:01 AM »
Cannot wait to read this book. Interesting.
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Re: New Book: Millicent Patrick: The Lady from the Black Lagoon
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2019, 10:06:24 AM »
I just finished reading the book, courtesy of my local ( cyber) library. As other people noted, the book does bounce around between its subject matter and the author's personal experiences. However, the approach worked well for the story being told. By the time I finished reading the book I was angry for the treatment of Ms. Patrick. I found it incredibly unfair that she was fired after completing her promotional tour for CFTBL. Noting that she either worked on, or created the look of the last two great Universal monsters (This Island Earth and Creature) I can't help but wonder what other iconic monsters she might have designed had she stayed on with the company? Having a daughter of my own, the text really made me think about the treatment women are subjected to in the industry. I hope the author, a filmmaker herself, has a successful career with more a enlightened work environment.
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