Buying Options

Kindle Price: $11.99
includes tax, if applicable

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick by [O'Meara, Mallory]
Kindle App Ad

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

See all 6 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from

Length: 14 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

Kindle Paperwhite
Kindle Paperwhite
The best device for reading, full stop. Learn more

Product description


An engaging chronicle of Milicent Patrick, a woman trailblazer in the film industry...This passionately written biography will do much to bring Patrick the recognition she deserves.

-- "Kirkus Reviews"

Captivating and exhaustively researched...This is a fascinating slice of Hollywood history.

-- "Publishers Weekly (starred review)"

[An] engaging, forthright, and personal history of both the author and her muse.

-- "Library Journal"

There's never a dull moment in this beautiful, heartfelt tribute to a pioneering special-effects designer and animator and passionate call for change in the industry that forgot her.

-- "Booklist (starred review)"

Product Description

In 1954, movie-going audiences were shocked and awed by Universal Studio’s groundbreaking horror film Creature from the Black Lagoon. As the years passed, the film gained a reputation as a landmark of the monster-movie genre. But only a small number of devotees were aware of the existence of Milicent Patrick who remains, to this day, the only woman to have designed a classic Universal monster.

That is, until film producer, horror-aficionado, and Black Lagoon acolyte, Mallory O’Meara begins to investigate rumors about the monster’s creator only to find more questions than answers. Through diligent research, O’Meara learns that the enigmatic artist led a rich and fascinating life that intersects with some of the largest figures of mid-century America, including William Randolph Hearst and Walt Disney.

The sudden, premature end to Patrick’s career is defined by circumstances that parallel—uncomfortably so—O’Meara’s own experiences in the film world, an industry that continues to be dominated by men. In a narrative with equal parts mystery and biography, The Lady from the Black Lagoon interweaves the lives of two women separated by decades but bound together by the tragedies and triumphs of working in Hollywood.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4958 KB
  • Print Length: 14 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: JABberwocky Literary Agency, Inc. (5 March 2019)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #174,492 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
click to open popover

No customer reviews

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

Most helpful customer reviews on 4.3 out of 5 stars 40 reviews
Jeffrey N. Fritz
3.0 out of 5 starsA Book that Highlights Discrimination Against Woman in Hollywood, but the Author is too Close to the Issue
16 November 2018 - Published on
Vine Customer Review of Free Product( What's this? )
48 people found this helpful.
Michael Hicks
5.0 out of 5 starsAn Important And Necessary Read On One Woman's Forgotten Cinematic Legacy
6 March 2019 - Published on
Verified Purchase
12 people found this helpful.
5.0 out of 5 starsEngaging book, clearly the result of devoted and thorough research
25 November 2018 - Published on
Vine Customer Review of Free Product( What's this? )
27 people found this helpful.