Honoring Vampira - The Maila Nurmi Memorial Fund
As you likely know by now, Maila Nurmi, aka Vampira the first television horror host, passed away January 10, 2008 of natural causes. Although she gave much to the horror community -- if the invention of the late night horror host concept wasn't enough, she also co-starred in the immortal Plan 9 from Outer Space as Bela Lugosi's dead wife -- she did not have very much money in the end. Currently, a number of fans are working to get Nurmi interred at Hollywood Forever cemetery, where she rightly belongs. A memorial fund has been set up to achieve this goal and donations are being accepted via snail mail or PayPal. The e-flyer below contains all the pertinent information (click the image to see it full size in a new window):
If there's one thing I know about horror fans, it's that we can pull together when we need to. So please, pull together now. So much of what being a horror fan today means can be traced back to Ms. Nurmi's nocturnal broadcasts as Vampira. Donate now (send payments to email@example.com).