Vampira: Glamour Ghoul

The Oregon Film Museum and the Astoria International Film Festival present an evening of Vampira on Friday, October 27 at the Liberty Theater in Astoria.  It is a free event beginning at 7:00 pm, doors open at 6:00 pm.

Actress Maila Nurmi—better known as her alter-ego, TV’s original horror host Vampira—lived in Astoria from 1939-1941, graduating from high school here and working to save enough money to try her hand at Hollywood fame. Before starring in her character’s eponymously-named Vampira Show or in director Ed Wood’s cult-classic Plan 9 from Outer Space, Maila passed her days in Astoria dancing the jitterbug and driving the local bookmobile.

The evening will begin with a Q & A with Vampira’s niece, Sandra Niemi, author of the biography “Glamour Ghoul: The Passions and Pain of the Real Vampira.” Following the Q & A, we will show Plan 9 from Outer Space.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

For more information about this event, visit the OFM site or reach out to the Oregon Film Museum or the Clatsop County Historical Society email [email protected]

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