On sexism and monsters: Milicent Patrick, designer of ‘Black Lagoon’ creature, gets her due in new book

Milicent Patrick working in her home studio in Sherman Oaks, California.

In "The Lady From the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick,” author Mallory O’Meara unearths the remarkable story of the woman behind "The Creature From the Black Lagoon," and explores parallels between the film industry then and now.

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