Honoring Vampira - The Maila Nurmi Memorial Fund
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org).