Join Horrible Imaginings Film Festival for a special screening of 1954 classic The Creature from the Black Lagoon – followed by a Discussion & Book Signing with author Mallory O’Meary, and her new novel 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 uncovers the life and work of Milicent Patrick, was one of Disney’s first female animators, and in creating the film’s iconic creature, is the only woman in history to create one of Hollywood’s classic movie monsters!
Author Mallory O’Meary will detail her true-life detective work in recognizing the brilliance of Milicent Patrick’s work, and a celebration of a forgotten feminist trailblazer. Mallory O’Meara’s The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick establishes Patrick in her rightful place in film history – while calling out a Hollywood culture where little has changed since.
This event is FREE, courtesy of our friends at Horrible Imaginings Film Festival, and first-come, first-served! Join us for a night of classic horror and contemporary literature!
“It makes for solid horror-thrill entertainment.” – Milton Luban, Hollywood Reporter
“What distinguished Jack Arnold’s pictures from mutant spinoffs/knockoffs is even more imperative to sci-fi today than it was in 1954: wonderment.” – Steve Macfarlane, Slant Magazine
“Imbued with great atmosphere by director Jack Arnold, the film is genuinely frightening, but also elicits a certain amount of pathos for the creature.” – TV Guide