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FOF #2412 – 35 Years of Being Elvira – 10.28.16


Cassandra Peterson has been 35 years “the couch potato’s favorite tomato” Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. Photos: Mary-Ann Halpin and David Goldner.

Elvira, the gal in the wig whose talents are big– is hard to kill. After 35 years, she’s still going strong with her sold out show, Elvira’s Danse Macabre at Knotts Scary Farm, and she has a new coffee table book, titled simply ELVIRA MISTRESS OF THE DARK: A Photographic Retrospective of theQueen of Halloween.

Cassandra Peterson as Elvira 35 years ago and today. Photo: Pete Bleyer.

Today, Cassandra Peterson, the ghoulish gal best known as Elvira, Mistress of the Dark joins us to talk about the curse of her bouffant wig, her early years as a Las Vegas showgirl and her extraordinary circle of fabulous friends: Pee Wee Herman, RuPaul, Jackie Beat, Joey Arias, Edie McClurg and her writing partner of many years, John Parragon the man who created Jambi the Genie on Pee Wee’s Playhouse.

Don’t miss this boob-tacular special podcast, it’s a Hallo-scream!

The book is huge even when its next to her chest. Photo: Barry King.

Featured Book:


Cassandra Peterson – ELVIRA MISTRESS OF THE DARK: A Photographic Retrospective of the
Queen of Halloween: Site

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