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Valley Village's 'Voluptua' is 'Goddess of the Month'

Gloria Pall, who starred in a controversial TV show in the 50s, is receiving new attention lately.

Patch first met Gloria Pall back in November when our Faith and Charity columnist Linda Rubin interviewed her briefly for a story about .

But we didn't realize at the time that we were interviewing a major sex symbol of the 1950s and 60s. Pall starred in a TV show in 1954 and 1955, Voluptua, which aired on KABC in Los Angeles for seven weeks before it was cancelled due to conservative outrage, with one group dubbing it "Corruptua," according to Pall.

The show was a bit of a takeoff on the show Vampira, but instead of horror movies, Pall hosted romance movies. But the fact that she was scantilly clad and would often undress behind a translucent screen while purring seductively at the camera caused a commotion with some housewives and conservative groups. As Pall pointed out in an interview with KPCC, this was at the same time Ricky and Lucy on I Love Lucy couldn't even be seen to be sleeping in the same bed.

Pall, who lives in Valley Village, also had a successful modeling career and had many small roles in films and TV shows, including 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Jailhouse Rock.

Pall has been getting new recognition lately for her past work. She was interviewed on KPCC about her career and is also featured this month on the Web site House of Goddess as the "Goddess of the Month."

For more on Pall, go to her Web site http://www.gloriapall.com/

Zombie Joe July 09, 2011 at 05:56 PM
While I wish I was alive to see the takeoff she did from the show Vampira, the 50s romance movie show that Pall hosted, I am extremely happy to see the return of Elvira Mistress of the Dark. Once a Friday Family event with pizza and huge cokes we'd all sit and watch, then she went off KTLA, only to return 20 years later as Elvira Mistress of the Dark! Catch her back on the air now!
Craig Clough (Editor) July 11, 2011 at 01:44 AM
It's no surprise this story caught your eyes in particular, Zombie Joe.

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