Vampira and Me

The Vampira and Me dvd trailer. Get your pre-orders as they’re going FAST! release date is October 8th! Order NOW!http://www.amazon.com/Vampira-Me/dp/B00ECXJBX8

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VAMPIRA UNLEASHED: For the first time since 1954, VAMPIRA AND ME
tumblr is proud to present these amazing film clips of Vampira on the
gameshow PLACE THE FACE. They come from a rare kinescope discovered by
the makers of VAMPIRA AND ME, the new documentary about Vampira's Life
and Times. This is also the first minute and a half of
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"…Dana Gould, who was the dearest friend of Maila Nurmi in her declining years and possibly the dearest friend she ever had, mailed me a picture of Maila as Vampira just after she died. The photo Dana sent instantly became my all time favorite Vampira image, and my favorite picture of Maila. It shows Maila in full Vampira mode, leaning out of the back seat of her trademark black 1932 Packard toward a mother and two daughters who look like they just stepped out of a Norman Rockwell painting for the Saturday Evening Post. 
We can’t see the girls’ faces, but their body posture indicates hesitation. And no wonder. Because Maila’s expression captures something simultaneously true to the character and to the woman who played her: she’s utterly baffled by the pretty little tableau of normalcy before her. This affluent trio of females is an alien thing to Maila/Vampira, some horror from another world. A walking nightmare herself, Maila stares at a perfect icon of American middle class bliss as if she’s the one having the bad dream.
I think this picture speaks to the fundamental appeal of Maila’s Vampira creation, and also to a primary truth of what could be thought of as Maila’s tragic but also rather brave life; she made it clear again and again how completely uninterested and even hostile she was to the conformity and largesse that were universal priorities of her era and every era since…

"…Dana Gould, who was the dearest friend of Maila Nurmi in her declining years and possibly the dearest friend she ever had, mailed me a picture of Maila as Vampira just after she died. The photo Dana sent instantly became my all time favorite Vampira image, and my favorite picture of Maila. It shows Maila in full Vampira mode, leaning out of the back seat of her trademark black 1932 Packard toward a mother and two daughters who look like they just stepped out of a Norman Rockwell painting for the Saturday Evening Post. 

We can’t see the girls’ faces, but their body posture indicates hesitation. And no wonder. Because Maila’s expression captures something simultaneously true to the character and to the woman who played her: she’s utterly baffled by the pretty little tableau of normalcy before her. This affluent trio of females is an alien thing to Maila/Vampira, some horror from another world. A walking nightmare herself, Maila stares at a perfect icon of American middle class bliss as if she’s the one having the bad dream.

I think this picture speaks to the fundamental appeal of Maila’s Vampira creation, and also to a primary truth of what could be thought of as Maila’s tragic but also rather brave life; she made it clear again and again how completely uninterested and even hostile she was to the conformity and largesse that were universal priorities of her era and every era since…


"My first husband Dean Eisner (writer of Dirty Harry and Play Misty For Me) and I lived in Laurel Canyon. He came home from work one day and said a story editor was writing a TV series about us. He said they called it “Laurel Canyon”, but apparently sold it under the working title Bewitched.
That was written about Dean Eisner and I. You see my mother was a witch. She wasn’t practicing, but she couldn’t help but be a witch. It was natural. It exuded from her, the very essence of her. And I was very psychic too.” ~ Maila Nurmi

"My first husband Dean Eisner (writer of Dirty Harry and Play Misty For Me) and I lived in Laurel Canyon. He came home from work one day and said a story editor was writing a TV series about us. He said they called it “Laurel Canyon”, but apparently sold it under the working title Bewitched.

That was written about Dean Eisner and I. You see my mother was a witch. She wasn’t practicing, but she couldn’t help but be a witch. It was natural. It exuded from her, the very essence of her. And I was very psychic too.” ~ Maila Nurmi


"‘Vampira became an enduring icon because she offered a place to stand for all the misfits who hear a stifled scream beneath the smiley face pasted over so much of modern life. And she was empowered to do this by the fact that the woman who created her meant it with every molecule of her being."
— R.H. Greene, Director of Vampira and Me


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Part four of the exclusive interview With director R.H. Greene for the Vampira and Me Tumblr page. The rest of the interview can be found on the rightside.  

posted 1 year ago

Vampira with Satan’s Cheerleaders - Genocide Utopia


Part three of a four part exclusive interview With director R.H. Greene for the Vampira and Me Tumblr page. The rest of the interview can be found on the rightside.  

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The Dinah Shore Show (1957) with Boris Karloff. The two women are  parodying Vampira.  


There’s a rumor that Disney’s Maleficent was based on Vampira. The character was made four years after the Vampira show and also shared similar characteristics. 

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Glamour Ghoul Maila Nurmi (Vampira) in swimwear. All the images are from the archive


Part Two of a four part exclusive interview With director R.H. Greene for the Vampira and Me Tumblr page. The rest of the interview can be found on the rightside.  

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Part one of a four part exclusive interview With director R.H. Greene for the Vampira and Me Tumblr page. The rest of the interview will be uploaded today and all four parts can be found on the rightside.  

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