GLORIA PALL CELEBRATED
THE 50 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
OF HER BANNED TV SHOW



ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2004
THE SHOW ORIGINATED AT KABC
ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15,1954


About Voluptua...


Classic TV Babes

Voluptua - A sizzling, sexy but short-lived sensation seen on late night Los Angeles television in the 1950s. Voluptua (a.k.a Gloria Pall) was a buxom blonde (Size 42-C Bra) hired by executive producer Hunt Stromberg, Jr. to act as hostess of "Voluptua and the Love Movies," a series of "B" romantic movies broadcast on Channel 7 in Hollywood beginning in December, 1954. With a heart-shaped mole adorning her cheek, Voluptua laid near a round satin couch and gold telephone and greeted her late night viewers (mostly male) with her sexy opening line: "Welcome to my boudoir." Continuing her seductive delivery, she urged her audience to "Take off your coat, ties...anything you want to take off. Just be comfortable." By the end of the program, Voluptua would be suggestively dressed in a necktie and a pair of man's pajamas, bidding her audience goodnight by kissing the camera lens. Unfortunately, her video flirting aggravated a number of jealous wives and angry church groups who petitioned the ABC affiliate to "can" the curvaceous cutey. When the FCC threatened to cancel the station's license, they took Voluptua off the air. But while she lasted. Va-va-va-voom! Voluptua's earlier career credits included Miss Flatbush of 1947; a pinup model in the magazines Gala, Pix, and Man to Man; and "Miss Cleavage" by Stars & Stripes magazine. As of the 1980s Voluptua was reportedly selling real estate in southern California.

From: http://www.tvacres.com/sex_babes_voluptua.htm

EXCERPT:

"Welcome to the Miss Exotic World 1997 pageant at the Exotic World Burlesque Museum midway between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Like the old Route 66 signs and boarded-up orange juice stands on the way here, Exotic World is an echo of a different era, when Cadillacs had fins and strippers wore gloves, feathers and tasseled pasties...

...Things take a swift turn for the weirder when the next "girl" takes the stage. She's Gloria Pall, aka 'Voluptua,' whose résumé touts a long list of movie credits, including "Jailhouse Rock" and "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea." Her shuffling routine (at this event) involves a pink chiffon dress and hat with a marabou boa that ends with her wearing -- surprise! -- a pink chiffon dress and hat with a marabou boa. Later, Voluptua explained to me that she'd never worked as a stripper, only played one in the movies, and she was just here to show her solidarity with the other women."

Written by Andrew Rice - Read more at: http://archive.salon.com/july97/news/news970709.html




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