Philip Shade, illustrator, DJ, malcontent.
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Vampira with a chelsea?!?!!!! Va-va-va-voom


The Fabulous Maila Nurmi A.K.A Vampira Finish Maila Nurmi, born in 1922, imigrated to the USA with her family when she was two years old. She grew up in Ohio and later Oregon, before she moved to Los Angeles. She started out as a hot, blond, pinup model in men’s magazines, had some smaller parts in a few movies, worked as a chorus line dancer at the Florentine Gardens along with famous stripper Lili St. Cyr, and even was a show girl for Mae West before she fired her for upstaging her.. Before landing the role as Vampira, she worked as a hat-check girl in a cloakroom on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip. Read more at