Milicent Patrick was a true Renaissance woman. Not only was she one of The Walt Disney Studios’ first female animators, but throughout her illustrious career, she also worked as an actress, makeup artist, and special effects designer. Recently recognized as the costume designer behind the iconic Gill-man from Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954), Patrick also animated the pastel color work on the terrifying Chernabog from Fantasia (1940) and contributed to Dumbo (1941) before leaving the Studios to pursue a career in acting. Join Mallory O’Meara, filmmaker and author of The Woman from the Black Lagoon, as she takes a deep dive into Patrick’s fascinating life.
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About the Speaker
Mallory O'Meara is an author, screenwriter, and genre-film producer. Every week, she co-hosts the literary podcast Reading Glasses. Whether it's for the screen or the page, O’Meara seeks creative projects imbued with the weird—horror and monsters are her passion. She lives in Los Angeles with her partner and their collection of books and cats.
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