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The Oregon Film Museum and the Astoria International Film Festival present an evening of Vampira on Friday, October 27 at the Liberty Theater. 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 or other Clatsop County Historical Society activities, please call 503-325-2203 or e-mail: marketing@astoriamuseums.org

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