Canceled | Film Fatale: The Legacy of Milicent Patrick with Mallory O'Meara

Sat, Apr 4 | 1pm
$20 members | $15 student and youth members
$30 non-members | $25 student and youth non-members

Due to the museum closure this program is canceled and we are working on a reschedule for a future date. Ticket-holders should check their email for an update on refund status. Please email if you do not receive this email. For more information on the closure, visit We apologize for the inconvenience and are sending our best wishes to you and your families.

Milicent Patrick was a true Renaissance woman. Not only was she one of The Walt Disney Studios’ first female animators-in-training, 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 Lady from the Black Lagoon, as she takes a deep dive into Patrick’s fascinating life.

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.

On-Sale Information

Tickets for Film Fatale: The Legacy of Mallory O'Meara will be available as follows:

  • Walt’s Circle Donors: Purchase tickets beginning Monday, February 10 at noon by calling 415.345.6810 or emailing
  • Supporter and Friend-level members: Purchase tickets beginning Wednesday, February 12 at noon, by calling 415.345.6810 or emailing
  • All member levels: Purchase tickets online or at Ticket Desk beginning Friday, February 14 at noon
  • Public (non-members): Remaining tickets available online or at Ticket Desk beginning Monday, February 17 at noon

To receive priority access to purchase tickets, you may upgrade your membership. Membership dues and Walt's Circle donations may be paid as monthly installments or as a one-time annual payment. For more information, please call the Membership Department at 415.345.6810.

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