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Mallory O’Meara: The Lady From the Black Lagoon

June 5, 2019

On this episode of Inquiry, we talk with writer, film producer, and screenwriter MALLORY O’MEARA. Her new book details her long quest to uncover the details of the life of Milicent Patrick, Disney animator and designer of one of the most iconic monsters of Universal films: the Creature from the Black Lagoon. The reason Patrick’s story was so tough to uncover is that her role in the design of several monsters at Universal had been purposely minimized and covered up. O’Meara’s book is THE LADY FROM THE BLACK LAGOON: HOLLYWOOD MONSTERS AND THE LOST LEGACY OF MILICENT PATRICK.