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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Glamour Ghoul Excerpt :

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

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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Glamour Ghoul Excerpt :

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.

Yours Cruelly  Elvira Book
Score: 5
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Yours Cruelly Elvira


  • Author : Cassandra Peterson
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Release Date : 2021-09-21
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780306874369

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Yours Cruelly Elvira Excerpt :

**Instant New York Times Bestseller, Los Angeles Times Bestseller, USA Today Bestseller, Publishers Weekly Bestseller** **A New York Times Best Books to Give This Season selection​** 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 som

Vampira Book
Score: 3
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Vampira


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

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Vampira Excerpt :

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.

Glamour Ghoul Book

Glamour Ghoul


  • Author : Sarina Dorie
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release Date : 2021-07-23
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9798541762747

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Glamour Ghoul Excerpt :

Wicked witches. Murder. Mystery. When a serial killer of werewolves is on the loose, who are you going to call? Not only is Vega Bloodmire a teacher at the most prestigious magical boarding school for witches, and a powerful witch, but she also has a curse for getting herself into situations where she has to solve mysteries-even when she should be minding her own business. She thrives when she is able to use skilled and powerful magic, crush her enemies, and destroy those who would harm her students and those she loves. She is less comfortable being a good role model, consoling with hugs and kind words, and being "nice." As is often the case, Vega has found herself in a most uncomfortable situation, putting her skills to the test. She is now guardian to a fifteen-year-old girl with cancer. When her charge insists on taking care of an injured puppy, it is only one of many problems Vega faces at the close of a school year. When a connection is made between a victim who died after being shot with silver bullets and the puppy's wound, Vega suspects someone is on the hunt for werewolves and shifters. As a shifter herself, Vega understands the stigma of being unable to control magical transformations and the way society shuns those who are different. In order to pay for her charge's medical treatment, Vega decides to hunt a poacher and acquire all his silver bullets. If she happens to do something "nice" for the betterment of Witchkin society and gets rid of a werewolf serial killer in the process, she isn't opposed to the idea-so long as no one tries to thank her for being selfless and good. Can Vega discover who has been killing werewolves before another victim dies? This book starts with Vega Bloodmire's life before working at Womby's School for Wayward Witches when she was a new and inexperienced teacher at Lady of the Lake School for Girls. GLAMOUR GHOUL is the 11th book in the series of mysteries taking place at a magical academy, but these whodunnits are fine to be

Bonanza  A Viewer s Guide to the TV Legend Book

Bonanza A Viewer s Guide to the TV Legend


  • Author : David R. Greenland
  • Publisher : BearManor Media
  • Release Date : 2022-05-23
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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Bonanza A Viewer s Guide to the TV Legend Excerpt :

Between 1959 and 1973 the Cartwrights of the Ponderosa rode into the lives of nearly 400 million viewers around the world. Perhaps you saw many of the 428 episodes and waited eagerly for the famous blazing map to reveal the Cartwrights riding into your living room, and maybe you now miss the warmth and familiarity that watching an episode could bring. In 'Bonanza: A Viewer's Guide to the TV Legend' you can relive those days and get the inside story on the series that became a legend. Renew old acquaintances with Ben Cartwright and his sons, Adam, Hoss and Little Joe, and read a Foreword by non-other than David Dortort, Creator and Producer of 'Bonanza.'

Puppet Master Complete Book

Puppet Master Complete


  • Author : Nat Brehmer
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2021-09-17
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476676302

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Puppet Master Complete Excerpt :

This book is a comprehensive history of the most successful straight-to-video horror franchise of all time: Puppet Master. It provides an in-depth exploration of all 14 films to date--including a made-for-TV crossover and a theatrical reboot--and the action figures, comics, and other merchandise that have helped to keep the brand alive for the past 30 years. Puppet Master was the first film for independent producer extraordinaire Charles Band's Full Moon Entertainment, launching a franchise and a micro-budget studio that have both continued to this day. What led to the film's success? How did a little movie about killer puppets, designed to cater to the then-booming video market, wind up surviving video stores themselves? How did a series that had never even had a theatrical entry wind up with an unusually successful toy series? All of these questions are answered within these pages. Featuring new interviews with some of the biggest creative minds behind the franchise, as well as dozens of behind-the-scenes photos, this book is the ultimate guide to horror's most murderous marionettes.

What s A Ghoul to Do  Book
Score: 3.5
From 23 Ratings

What s A Ghoul to Do


  • Author : Victoria Laurie
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2007-04-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101007648

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What s A Ghoul to Do Excerpt :

M.J., her partner Gilley, and their client, the wealthy, de-lish Dr. Steven Sable, are at his family's lodge, where his grandfather allegedly jumped to his death from the roof-although Sable says it was foul play. But the patriarch's isn't the only ghost around. The place is lousy with souls, all with something to get off their ghoulish chests. Now M.J. will have to to quell the clamor-and listen for a voice with the answers...

Nightmare of Ecstasy Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Nightmare of Ecstasy


  • Author : Rudolph Grey
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Motion picture producers and directors
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015052395459

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Nightmare of Ecstasy Excerpt :

Rereleased to coincide with Ed Wood, a Tim Burton movie based on the book, this authoritative underground biography brings to life the renegade filmmaker who broke new ground in absurd supernatural horror and campy suspense. The author recalls the '50s, when the invasion of movie houses by monsters became a national youth craze. 140 photos.

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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Vampira and Her Daughters Excerpt :

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.

Life s A Scream Book

Life s A Scream


  • Author : Ingrid Pitt
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2011-01-25
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781446441503

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Life s A Scream Excerpt :

At the age of five, Ingrid Pitt found herself in a concentration camp. Ingrid and her mother escaped from the guards while on a forced march and presented themselves to the partisans, unsure if they would kill them. They spent the rest of the war in the forests. Ingrid fell in love for the first time and watched in despair as British bombers flew overhead. She still cannot see the vapour trials of planes without being transported back to her childhood vigil. After the war Ingrid came to London, where she developed a career as a Hammer House of Horror movie star, but, as she proundly says, `I was always the biter, never the bitten!' She also acted in mainstream films, such as WHERE EAGLES DARE. She had a child by her first marriage and a grand passion which lead to her marrying a racing driver. They lived in Argentina for a while and were good friends of President Peron and Isabelits Peron. Ingrid even spent an evening with the embalmed body of Eva Peron. Written with great passion and warmth, this is a rare childhood memoir and the story of Hammer`s most galmorous actress. Above all, this is a story of a survivor.

Grande Dame Guignol Cinema Book

Grande Dame Guignol Cinema


  • Author : Peter Shelley
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2009-10-21
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786454853

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Grande Dame Guignol Cinema Excerpt :

This critically analytical filmography examines 45 movies featuring “grande dames” in horror settings. Following a history of women in horror before 1962’s What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, which launched the “Grande Dame Guignol” subgenre of older women featured as morally ambiguous leading ladies, are all such films (mostly U.S.) that came after that landmark release. The filmographic data includes cast, crew, reviews, synopses, and production notes, as well as recurring motifs and each role’s effect on the star’s career.

Ghoul Trouble Book

Ghoul Trouble


  • Author : John Passarella
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-12-04
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781534446151

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Ghoul Trouble Excerpt :

Something wicked has been preying on Sunnydale students -- and whatever it is, its methods are pretty gruesome. Buffy locates some human bones that have been picked clean, and knows that she's dealing with an unearthly evil. Some help from the Scooby Gang would be ideal, but they've run into trouble of their own. Oz and Xander are literally (perhaps unnaturally) mesmerized by a hottie new chick band headlining at the Bronze, and Willow has been captured by Sunnydale's latest resident carnivores. What they need is the Slayer. But in order to help her friends, Buffy must first dust a vampire -- one that has an urgent interest in Joyce Summers, the unique ability to resist sunlight, and an open invitation to the Summers' house...

A Water Color Dream  The Many Lives of Irene Tsu Book

A Water Color Dream The Many Lives of Irene Tsu


  • Author : Irene Tsu
  • Publisher : BearManor Media
  • Release Date : 2020-07-31
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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A Water Color Dream The Many Lives of Irene Tsu Excerpt :

A trailblazing pioneer, acclaimed actress, artist, and designer, Irene Tsu has helped break barriers for Asian-Americans in her long and storied career in Hollywood. Along the way, she’s worked (and played) with many legends of the silver screen: Elvis Presley, John Wayne, Doris Day, Jimmy Stewart, Jeff Bridges, Bette Miller, Nick Nolte. Irene knew them all, and many more… some more intimately than others! But none more intimately than the Chairman of the Board himself, Frank Sinatra, with whom Irene shared a passionate and adventurous two-year relationship. Now she finally opens up about her journey from a tumultuous childhood in Shanghai, to New York and dreams of being a prima ballerina, and finally to catching the acting bug and moving to Hollywood. She reveals secrets about those fascinating relationships and the many opportunities that make up her compelling and inspiring tale. More than just a Hollywood tell-all, Irene also shares deeply personal moments and shows how she’s always been able to move with the ebb and flow of life, making the most of it and celebrating it like a true water color artist.

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  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2022-05-23
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9780373601752

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