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Old Weird America: Maila Nurmi as Vampira

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Program Type: Lecture
Age: Adult

Join historian Cathy Polovina as she follows her curiosity and explores "Old Weird America," to look a bit closer at a variety of adventurous, innovative, and unusual characters throughout American history.

Maila Nurmi as Vampira
America’s first Horror Show Host and Goth Chick

When an LA station first aired the Vampira Show in 1954, they had a cult hit that that struck a nerve in the conformist post-war era. Come hear and see how Nurmi’s dark, beatnik character subverted contemporary values with a scream and a wink.