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A Cultural Icon: Maila Nurmi as Vampira

Maila Nurmi as Vampira.
Maila Nurmi as Vampira.
Courtesy RH Greene

Hers is the classic entertainment story of broken promises, except in her case, Maila Nurmi achieved something that transcended the shoddy treatment she received from the Industry: lasting impact as the creator of Vampira, and the undying love of fans and friends.

This week, we spend the hour with Nurmi, in interviews conducted by RH Greene for his documentary "Schlock: The Secret History of American Movies," and in the memories of her true friends.

CLICK THROUGH for links to Greene's Vampire novel "Incarnadine: the True Memoirs of Count Dracula" and to see Nurmi as Vampira.