“A library is never complete. That’s the joy of it. We are always seeking one more book to add to our collection.”—Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There. (via falling-inlove-with-books)
Born Mildred Elizabeth Fulvia di Rossi, Milicent Patrick appeared in 21 films, acted in dozens of television shows, and worked as a costumer, character designer, and illustrator on countless other films. She is perhaps remembered most for designing Gill-Man from “The Creature from the Black Lagoon”. Sadly make up artist Bud Westmore took credit for the design and refused to employ Patrick again.
Patrick also designed the Xenomorph from “It Came From Out Space”, the metaluna mutant “This Island Earth”, and was a mask maker on “Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” and “The Mole People”. Not much is known about her life after the 1980’s as there are no definitive records of her past this time.