Born Mildred Elizabeth Fulvia di Rossi, Milicent Patrick is one of many Hollywood unsung artists. She is the mind that created from scratch such iconic monsters as the mutants in “This Island Earth”, all the masks in “Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”, the Mole People from the film of the same name, and created the Xenomorph for “It Came from Outer Space”.
But her biggest success was the design and creation of one of the most iconic cinematic monsters of all time, the Gill-Man from “The Creature From the Black Lagoon”.
The best part of out-of-town company is seeing new and different parts of the city you call home. A couple of weeks ago, my old friend Max came to stay and we made a day of seeing a set of murals, mostly helmed by Levi Ponce, that are part of a burgeoning area in Pacoima known as “Mural Mile.” Truly incredible.
These are just some of them, not all of the murals!!!