Glamour Ghoul Book

Glamour Ghoul

  • Author : Sandra Niemi
  • Publisher : Feral House
  • Release Date : 2021-01-12
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781627311069

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Maila Nurmi, the beautiful and sheltered daughter of Finnish immigrants, stepped off the bus in 1941 Los Angeles intent on finding fame and fortune. She found men eager to take advantage of her innocence and beauty but was determined to find success and love. Her inspired design and portrayal of a vampire won a costume contest that lead to a small role on the Red Skelton show which grew into a persona that brought her the notoriety she desired yet trapped her in a character she could never truly escape. This is Malia’s story. Her diaries, notes, and ephemera and family stories bring new insights to her relationships with Orson Welles, James Dean, and Marlon Brando. Sandra Niemi—Malia’s niece—fills in the nuances of her life prior to fame and her struggles after the limelight faded and she found a new community within the burgeoning Los Angeles punk scene who embraced her as their own. , Includes rare photographs.

Glamour Ghoul Book

Glamour Ghoul

  • Author : Sandra Nurmi
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-10-06
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 1627311009

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Vampira is an icon but her creator's life was even more dramatic.

Vampira Book
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings


  • Author : W. Scott Poole
  • Publisher : Catapult
  • Release Date : 2014-08-18
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781619024205

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This whip-smart piece of pop culture details the life of the cult horror figure, as well as the much wider story of 1950s America, its treatment of women and sex, and a fascinating swath of Hollywood history. In Vampira, Poole gives us the eclectic life of the dancer, stripper, actress, and artist Maila Nurmi, who would reinvent herself as Vampira during the backdrop of 1950s America, an era of both chilling conformity and the nascent rumblings of the countercultural response that led from the Beats and free jazz to the stirring of the LGBT movement and the hardcore punk scene in the bohemian enclave along Melrose Avenue. A veteran of the New York stage and late nights at Hollywood's hipster hangouts, Nurmi would eventually be linked to Elvis, Orson Welles, and James Dean, as well as stylist and photographer Rudi Gernreich, founder of the Mattachine Society and designer of the thong. Thanks to rumors of a romance between Vampira and James Dean, his tragic death inspired the circulation of stories that she had cursed him and, better yet, had access to his dead body for use in her dark arts. In Poole's expert hands, Vampira is more than the story of a highly creative artist continually reinventing herself, but a parable of the runaway housewife bursting the bounds of our straight-laced conventions with an exuberant display of camp, sex, and creative individuality that owed something to the morbid New Yorker cartoons of Charles Addams, the evil queen from Disney's Snow White, and the popular, underground bondage magazine Bizarre, and forward to the staged excesses of Madonna and Lady Gaga. Vampira is a wildly compelling tour through a forgotten piece of pop cultural history, one with both cultish and literary merit, sure to capture the imagination of Vampira fans new and old.

Kosher Chinese Book
Score: 3.5
From 19 Ratings

Kosher Chinese

  • Author : Michael Levy
  • Publisher : Holt Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2011-07-05
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429972833

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An irreverent tale of an American Jew serving in the Peace Corps in rural China, which reveals the absurdities, joys, and pathos of a traditional society in flux In September of 2005, the Peace Corps sent Michael Levy to teach English in the heart of China's heartland. His hosts in the city of Guiyang found additional uses for him: resident expert on Judaism, romantic adviser, and provincial basketball star, to name a few. His account of overcoming vast cultural differences to befriend his students and fellow teachers is by turns poignant and laugh-out-loud funny. While reveling in the peculiarities of life in China's interior, the author also discovered that the "other billion" (people living far from the coastal cities covered by the American media) have a complex relationship with both their own traditions and the rapid changes of modernization. Lagging behind in China's economic boom, they experience the darker side of "capitalism with Chinese characteristics," daily facing the schizophrenia of conflicting ideologies. Kosher Chinese is an illuminating account of the lives of the residents of Guiyang, particularly the young people who will soon control the fate of the world.

Ghoul Strike  Book

Ghoul Strike

  • Author : Andrew Newbound
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780545229388

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When twelve-year-old, psychic ghost hunter Alannah Malarra faces demons from another dimension, rather than the treasure-hoarding ghosts she is used to, she needs the help of protectors from the Attack-ready Network of Global Evanescent Law-enforcers (A.N.G.E.L.) police force to help her quell the dangerous uprising.

Vampira and Her Daughters Book

Vampira and Her Daughters

  • Author : Robert Michael “Bobb” Cotter
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2017-01-25
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476626567

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From Vampira to Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, female horror movie hosts have long been a staple of late-night television. Broadcast on local stations and cable access channels, characters such as Moona Lisa, Stella, Crematia Mortem and Tarantula Ghoul brought an entertaining blend of macabre camp and after-prime-time sexuality to American living rooms in the 1950s through 1990s. Despite a near total lack of local programming today, the tradition continues on the Internet and Roku and other modern media. Featuring exclusive interviews and rare photographs, this book covers dozens of “dream ghouls” with alphabetical entries, from Aunt Gertie to Veronique Von Venom.

Nightmare of Ecstasy Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Nightmare of Ecstasy

  • Author : Rudolph Grey
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Exploitation films
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015052395459

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The Life and Art of Edward D Wood This is an updated edition of the biography of cult American film maker Ed Wood which formed the basis of the film Ed Wood' starring Johnny Depp, Bill Murray and Patricia Arquette. It examines one of Hollywood's most iconoclastic, tragic figures: director, screenwriter, pornographer and hellraiser as well as master of outrageous kitsch, absurd supernatural horror and campy suspense. A hilarious and heart-breaking portrayal of a brave eccentric and sometimes insane film maker.'

Yours Cruelly  Elvira Book
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

Yours Cruelly Elvira

  • Author : Cassandra Peterson
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Release Date : 2021-09-21
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 390
  • ISBN 10 : 9780306874369

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The woman behind the icon known as Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, the undisputed Queen of Halloween, reveals her full story filled with intimate bombshells—told by the bombshell herself. On Good Friday in 1953, at only 18 months old, 25 miles from the nearest hospital in Manhattan, Kansas, Cassandra Peterson reached for a pot on the stove and doused herself in boiling water. Third-degree burns covered 35% of her body, and the prognosis wasn't good. But she survived. Burned and scarred, the impact stayed with her and became an obstacle she was determined to overcome. Feeling like a misfit led to her love of horror. While her sisters played with Barbie dolls, Cassandra built model kits of Frankenstein and Dracula, and idolized Vincent Price. Due to a complicated relationship with her mother, Cassandra left home at 14, and by age 17 she was performing at the famed Dunes Hotel in Las Vegas. Run-ins with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., and Tom Jones helped her grow up fast. Then a chance encounter with her idol Elvis Presley, changed the course of her life forever, and led her to Europe where she worked in film and traveled Italy as lead singer of an Italian pop band. She eventually made her way to Los Angeles, where she joined the famed comedy improv group, The Groundlings, and worked alongside Phil Hartman and Paul "Pee-wee" Reubens, honing her comedic skills. Nearing age 30, a struggling actress considered past her prime, she auditioned at local LA channel KHJ as hostess for the late night vintage horror movies. Cassandra improvised, made the role her own, and got the job on the spot. Yours Cruelly, Elvira is an unforgettably wild memoir. Cassandra doesn't shy away from revealing exactly who she is and how she overcame seemingly insurmountable odds. Always original and sometimes outrageous, her story is loaded with twists, travails, revelry, and downright shocking experiences. It is the candid, often funny, and sometimes heart-breaking tale of a Midwest

Zombies Book


  • Author : Roger Luckhurst
  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Release Date : 2015-09-15
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780235646

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Add a gurgling moan with the sound of dragging feet and a smell of decay and what do you get? Better not find out. The zombie has roamed with dead-eyed menace from its beginnings in obscure folklore and superstition to global status today, the star of films such as 28 Days Later, World War Z, and the outrageously successful comic book, TV series, and video game—The Walking Dead. In this brain-gripping history, Roger Luckhurst traces the permutations of the zombie through our culture and imaginations, examining the undead’s ability to remain defiantly alive. Luckhurst follows a trail that leads from the nineteenth-century Caribbean, through American pulp fiction of the 1920s, to the middle of the twentieth century, when zombies swarmed comic books and movie screens. From there he follows the zombie around the world, tracing the vectors of its infectious global spread from France to Australia, Brazil to Japan. Stitching together materials from anthropology, folklore, travel writings, colonial histories, popular literature and cinema, medical history, and cultural theory, Zombies is the definitive short introduction to these restless pulp monsters.

A Ghoul s Guide to Love and Murder Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

A Ghoul s Guide to Love and Murder

  • Author : Victoria Laurie
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-01-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698157965

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Medium M. J. Holliday battles demons in the tenth Ghost Hunter Mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of No Ghouls Allowed. M.J., Heath, and Gilley, are back home in Boston, where their new film is sure to be a monster hit! To promote the film, the studio is sponsoring a special exhibit of supernatural artifacts at a local museum. Unfortunately, Gilley—whose mind is engaged with wedding plans—gets talked into donating to the exhibit the very dagger that keeps the dangerous ghost Oruç and his pet demon locked down in the lower realms. Before M.J. can recover the bewitched blade, there’s a murder and a heist at the museum, and the dagger is stolen. Now Oruç is coming for M.J. and her crew, and he's bringing with him some fiendish friends from M.J.’s haunted past. She, Gilley, and Heath are certain to be in for a devil of a time. M.J. may even need to recruit a certain skeptical Boston detective to help stop the paranormal party crashers from turning Gilley’s wedding bells to funeral knells. . . .

Nobody s Ghoul Book

Nobody s Ghoul

  • Author : Devon Monk
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1939853222

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Police Chief Delaney Reed can handle supernatural disasters. With gods vacationing in her little town of Ordinary, Oregon, and monsters living alongside humans, she's had plenty of practice. But trying to handle something so normal, so average, so very ordinary as planning her own wedding to the man she loves? Delaney is totally out of her depth. When a car falls out of the sky and lands on the beach, Delaney is more than happy to push guest lists and venue dates out of her mind. The car appears empty, but someone has slipped into Ordinary with stolen weapons from the gods. Someone who has the ability to look like any god, monster, or human in town. Someone who might set off a supernatural disaster even Delaney can't handle.

Summer Knight Book
Score: 4
From 116 Ratings

Summer Knight

  • Author : Jim Butcher
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2002-09-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101133941

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In the fourth novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series featuring everyone's favorite wizard for hire, Harry Dresden is suckered into the tangled—and dangerous—affairs of Faerie... Ever since his girlfriend left town to deal with her newly acquired taste for blood, Harry Dresden has been down and out in Chicago. He can’t pay his rent. He’s alienating his friends. He can’t even recall the last time he took a shower. The only professional wizard in the phone book has become a desperate man. And just when it seems things can’t get any worse, in saunters the Winter Queen of Faerie. She has an offer Harry can’t refuse if he wants to free himself of the supernatural hold his faerie godmother has over him—and hopefully end his run of bad luck. All he has to do is find out who murdered the Summer Queen’s right-hand man, the Summer Knight, and clear the Winter Queen’s name. It seems simple enough, but Harry knows better than to get caught in the middle of faerie politics. Until he finds out that the fate of the entire world rests on his solving this case. No pressure or anything...

Ghoul Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings


  • Author : Michael Slade
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 0143016512

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Spectrelike and sinewy, dressed in a grey cape and top hat, with a bone-white face and the eyes of a madman, The Ghoul crawls from the London sewers to kill bloodily, perversely, inexplicably In Vancouver, the horror-rock group Ghoul cavorts onstage, its act a bizarre and violent front for sinister skulduggery. Is there a connection between London's orgy of killings and Vancouver's underworld sleaze? The answer lies in the dark obsessions and twisted fantasies of an old Rhode Island family whose tainted past will not lie quiet in its grave …

Ghoul Trouble Book

Ghoul Trouble

  • Author : John Passarella
  • Publisher : Turtleback Books
  • Release Date : 2000-10-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 239
  • ISBN 10 : 0613632893

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Something wicked has been preying on Sunnydale students. Buffy has found human remains that have been picked clean.

Undeadly Book
Score: 3.5
From 11 Ratings


  • Author : Michele Vail
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2012-11-20
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780373210466

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Molly Bartolucci is a typical teenager, except for one thing. Molly has the Gift of Alacritas Necro--she can make and control zombies. Still, she tries to blend in with her classmates--until Anubis, the god of necromancy, decides he has plans for Molly.