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Gloria Pall dies at 85; Voluptua character deemed too sexy for TV
Gloria Pall dies at 85; Voluptua character deemed too sexy for TV

On a December night in 1954, Los Angeles met the woman it would soon deem too hot for television. After the success of Vampira, the glamorous ghoul of 1950s late-night TV, executives at KABC-TV (Channel 7) cast Gloria Pall, a showgirl and model, as Voluptua, the sultry hostess of a new, love-themed movie program. Fans dubbed the statuesque Pall "Eyeful Tower" and "Miss Cleavage" for her shapely figure and plunging necklines. Her steamy on-camera poses and flirtatious comments soon earned her another moniker: "Corruptua." Just seven weeks after it first aired, amid mounting pressure from religious and PTA groups and lackluster commercial sponsorship, the...

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