Television Horror Movie Hosts

Television Horror Movie Hosts

68 Vampires, Mad Scientists, and Other Denizens of the Late-night Airwaves Examined and Interviewed

Book - 1991
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Midnight, 1954. A striking woman in a torn black dress slinks down a cobwebbed, candelabra'd corridor. She stops, shrieks hysterically into the camera, then solemnly says, Good evening, I am Vampira.Her real name is Maila Nurmi and she was the first in a long line of television horror movie hosts, commonly seen on independent stations' late-night grade Z offerings dressed as some zany ghoul or mad scientist.This book covers the major hosts in detail, along with styles and show themes. Merchandise tie-in and fan reactions are also chronicled. The appendices list film and record credits.
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c1991.
ISBN: 9780899505701
0899505708
Branch Call Number: 791.45 Watson
Characteristics: xiv, 242 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.

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