Day By Day

Monday, January 14, 2008


Sad news: You may not have heard about it, I didn't, actress Maila Nurmi died last week. Half a century ago she was a horror film icon -- Vampira -- the original "Queen of Horror" upon whose character all those subsequent late night horror film hosts were modeled. She is probably most noted for her appearance in the worst movie ever -- Ed Wood's "Plan Nine from Outer Space".

Interesting piece of trivia: Her uncle, Paavo Nurmi, was one of the greatest athletes of all time.

Read about her here. AP story here.