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The Shape of Errol

05 Mar

Errol’s connection to The Shape of Water? The extraordinarily talented and beautiful Millicent Patrick. Before she worked on the shape of Gil-Man in Creature from the Black Lagoon, she worked on the shape of Errol.

www.theerrolflynnblog.com…

“She began working as a “makeup illustrator” on an Errol Flynn film and worked her way up from there. Patrick created and designed the look of Mr. Hyde in Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and the Xenomorphs in the B-picture This Island Earth and of course the iconic Gil-Man himself from Creature from the Black Lagoon.”

* Lake Zaca near Santa Barbara, California, which may have inspired Templeton Crockett to name Errol’s future yacht “The Zaca”, is very frequently reported to have been the lagoon filming location in “The Creature from the Black Lagoon.” These reports however may be apocryphal. The true “Black Lagoon” may actually have been Wakulla Springs in Florida.

— Gentleman Tim

 

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  1. Karl

    March 5, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    There is more to the back story of Ms Millicent… involving another Flynn “contributor” and is definitely worth a look:

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  2. Boss Boy

    March 6, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    Loved Creature from the Black Lagoon! This was our 10 minute noon movie serial in junior high school!

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