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.
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Mailing Address: PO Box 88, Astoria, OR 97103-0088
Museum Closure May 20th
The Flavel House Museum and Oregon Film Museum will each be CLOSED on May 20th for the Lupulin Ecstasy event. Tickets for Lupulin Ecstasy are available after April 20th at Fort George Brewery’s event page.