Vampira Show, The (TV)

USA 1954

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The Vampira Show
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In 1954, KABC-TV in Los Angeles needed a host for their late-night horror-themed movies, and hired actress Maila Nurmi for the job. She had eariler created the Vampira image at a Hollywood costume party. The Vampira Show made its debut in May 1954; after it was cancelled, Maila refused to sign away the rights to her character, resulting in what she called a blacklisting in the entertainment business. Needing money, she accepted a part in the infamous Plan 9 From Outer Space, which she is now of course most famous for. In the 1980's, when KJH-TV attempted to buy the rights for the character, she again refused; they instead hired actress Cassandra Peterson to play Elvira, rather than Vampira. She later sued Peterson, but was unsuccessful. The only known kinescope films of the show are held in a private collection and have not been publicly seen since the series ended in 1955

a.k.a. The Vampira Show


Cast:
Maila Nurmi as Vampira

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