A Fond Farewell to the Damsel Who Distressed the Creature From the Black Lagoon

Julie Adams (10/17/1926 – 2/3/2019) won not only the Creature’s heart, but the hearts of all of her fans not only in over fifty feature films and hundreds of television episodes, but also live theater and book signing appearances over the years. Not to surprising, but certainly just as sad, Julie Adams, the beauty from the “Creature from the Black Lagoon” (CFTBL)(1954) in 3D and the 3D film “Wings of the Hawk” (1953) playing guerrilla leader Raquel Noriega, passed away. Julie Adams left us on Sunday, February 3rd in Los Angeles, CA at the age of 92. Her career spanned eight decades. She was a wonderful actress, mother and grandmother. She truly cherished her fans and was delighted that so many were enchanted by her performance in CFTBL and numerous other projects. Her book ‘The Lucky Southern Star: Reflections from the Black Lagoon’ is enjoyed by film enthusiasts around the world. Her book is available from her website: http://www.julieadams.biz, where you will also find 7-disc audio set, read lovingly by Adams herself, plus a short film on DVD or blu-ray, co-directed by her sons and starring her grandson.

Ben Chapman, who had played the Creature on land in CFTBL persuaded her to join him at autograph shows and she loved the interactions with her fans. Chapman passed away in 2008 at age 79. Ricou Browning played the underwater Creature in all three of the 1950’s Creature features had joined them and her in recent years. Last year Adams was finally slowing down, but she did appear at the San Fernando Valley Comic Book Convention on March 18, 2018. Ms. Adams had very graciously appeared and answered questions at a 60th anniversary 3D screening of CFTBL presented by 3-D SPACE during the 2014 Mosterpalooza and even though she had been signing autographs all day, she stayed, watched and enjoyed the film with her fans. She was a true gem and I am glad to have met her on several occasions.

Read more about Adams and the 65th anniversary of CFTBL at: http://la3dclub.com/creature-from-the-black-lagoon-approaches-65/

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