I looooooooooooooooooooooooooooove Creature from the Black Lagoon. It is probably one of my favorite movies of all time. Gillman is that perfect combination of animal and misunderstood monster (like Godzilla and Frankenstein’s monster all in one) that gives me all the right emotions. As a biologist, I really appreciate the movie and the evolutionary bits too. I mean… what IS Gillman??? Evolutionarily speaking, he could be an amphibian, a fish, a primate…. It’s madness!
I would love replica of the hand they find at the archaeological dig in the movie… I don’t have that, though. What I do have is this handsome bust in my library (why, yes, that IS a first English edition of War with the Newts he is propping up…).
Many artists appreciate the good looks of Gillman and have rendered his visage into something worthy of one’s mantel. Today, we appreciate the busts of Gillman. Enjoy.
Here is an especially epic work, where a bust of Gillman is locked in eternal battle with a Predator. The mantel this bust graces must be legendary.