Cassandra Peterson is still a knock out in the getup.
She was great on Stefanie Miller's radio show a few months ago.
Elvira's always been a guilty pleasure of mine. How she was able to market this character and turn it into a cash cow is incredible.
I even liked the two Elvira films she did.
She finances everything. They brought back her "Elvira's Monster Macabre" series a few years ago, but it was short-lived. I saw her on RuPaul's Drag Race.
They're bringing back the character's comic book series this year. The original ran for 14 years.
I have a lot of respect for Cassandra, and what she's been able to do.
Any other fans of the Mistress of the Dark here?
Sorry Op, not the standard r1 response but was wondering what brought this on? Was it Angelyne, by chance? The two remind me of each other with long hair, white skin, big tits. I like Elvira ok though, Angelyne is gross.
Op, it now DL policy to refer Stephanie miller as "Jodie's girlfriend". Thank you.
No, r1. Both have big tits though. Elvira wasn't famous for being famous.
I supported Elvira in her desire to have everyone see her big opening.
"Tell them I wasn't just a great pair of boobs... I was also a great pair of legs."
Lol, you are right r3. I just thought of Elvira in the sense of the tits and hair when I saw some old Angelyne pics. You are right though, Elvira has a talent and seems like a cool gal. I used to dig her Friday night movies. Her and Rhonda "Up all Night" Shearer had good shows to go with the flicks.
Love Elvira! She's very gay-friendly too. Unrelated, but she's one of the few women I've ever had a sex dream about.
(bumps head) "Ow!"
"How's your head?"
"Well, no one's ever complained."
She's awesome, Some of my favorite movie lines ever are from her first movie...And from that movie I also learned never to substitute Hamburger Helper in your magic potions unless you want to make a bunch of old white Republicans have an orgy at a picnic!
I love her first movie. Didn't know there was a second.
What was it like?
She did a wicked Sarah Palin impression when she broadcast 'Werewolf of Washington'.
And she was in an early Playgirl magazine 'fantasy layout' with a then unknown Paul Baressi.
She claims Tom Jones raped her.
She's also scarred by severe burns she sustained at one point.
Yes, I hung out with her in LA a few times. She told me a lot of delicious details about her affair with Bill Cable.
LOVE HER!!!!!! I met her years ago at a Chiller convention (or something like that). She's a little out there, its hard to tell how much of its an act and how much of it is just her living the part for so long. But she was a real hoot! OP did you know, she plays the biker chick in Pee Wee's Big Adventure ?
[quote]And she was in an early Playgirl magazine 'fantasy layout' with a then unknown Paul Baressi.
I remember another layout she did. Solo. Carpet matches the drapes.
Did Bill Cable ever realize that COLT was a publication for gay people? I can see how physique models from that time might be ignorant that images were being produced for primarily purient gay interests and not for mainstream art studies.
How was it that nobody considered grooming their secondary hair in the 1970's? I remember some nightmarish porn actress named Cara Lott who seemed to actually trade on her extraordinarily hairy loins, belly and butt.
Um, duh. He posed for other gay mags and underwear catalogs, too.
Some years back she appeared live at one of Peaches Christ's Midnight Masses at the (now closed) Bridge Theater. She was out of her Elvira drag, so Peaches was interviewing Cassandra Peterson. I thought she did a great job with "Elvira, Mistress of Darkness" and it turns out that wasn't a fluke- she got her training with The Groundlings improv group. It was getting the Elvira gig that was a real fluke for her- basically, answering an audition call that changed the whole direction of her career.
She was rotten to Vampira, the legend whose image she "appropriated". I understand Maila Nurmi died a pauper because Peterson's lawyers savaged her out of the courtroom. I can understand someone from Peterson's background ruthlessly defending her meal ticket, but it was still a lousy thing to do.
[quote]It was getting the Elvira gig that was a real fluke for her- basically, answering an audition call that changed the whole direction of her career.
She got paid so little by the local TV station where she played Elvira that she negotiated ownership rights to the character and the merchandise. They acquiesced, thinking she might sell some T-shirts or something.
That little detail has made her rich for decades.
I think it was John Paragon (Jambi on "Pee-wee") who came up with the whole Ronettes-meets-Vampira drag look.
Love her. I remember my brother and I howling when she was interviewed about her perfume, Evil. She said the name with a twinkle in her eye and a toss of her head--so hilarious.
Does Elvira have really cool Ed Roth style gothmobile? She should.
[quote]She claims Tom Jones raped her.
No, she doesn't. She lost her virginity to him and said he was so huge that she had to have stitches.
Cassandra started her career by dancing in gay clubs. She's the biggest fag hag in existence. She calls out her gay fans at conventions. She does the pride parades in character. She was married for 15 years. Never had kids. She always pinged.
She once made some joke about her boobs, laying back on a couch and peeing. She then goes, 'which is actually how I got this job.'
She's had some rabid fan who sends her packages for every holiday for the last 25 years, with dirty letters enclosed. She said he turned up at the station, waiting outside the studio, and she came out out of character, and he asked her: 'When's Elvira coming out?' She said, 'Oh, she'll be right out,' and ran to her car.
She also donates to and volunteers for organizations that benefit those with HIV and AIDS.
No character has had their face tattooed on more people than her character has. People are insane. Some of tattooed their butt cheeks, all the way through to their assholes. She actually has a gallery on her Facebook page. I've seen these people. They'll get her to sign their arm, they run off to the tattoo polar, get it tattooed, and rush back to the convention the same day. They get their entire backs tattooed, and their legs, arms, everywhere.
Are her tits real?
She did almost pornographic nude modeling back in the 70s. She is one hairy fire crotch!
The whole Elvira wanting to have a Vegas act is Cassandra's life story. She used to get in fights with some bitchy station manager.
Elvis turned her down when he found out she was a virgin, and Tom Jones too her virginity. Did she ever reveal how big his pecker was?
Can't remember where I read this, but as a teen she was apparently a sort of grouupie in training in her hometown, she met all the big name bands in the late 60s and even scored with few of them. Can't recall all the deets, but her story of nearly being seduced by a young Jimmy Page was particularly funny. Said he had a skinny "pencil dick".
She's a hoot, I have the "Elvira Mistress Of The Dark" signed by her and Edie McClurg. She had a house that she claimed was haunted that she ended up selling to Brad Pitt. She did a Celebrity Ghost Story about it.
[quote]and Tom Jones took her virginity. Did she ever reveal how big his pecker was?
I would imagine that since she needed medical attention afterward, it would somewhat indicate that he was large in size.
She was a groupie. She's been good friends with Pamela Des Barres for ages.
And Cassandra is actually interviewed in one of Pamela's books about her pre-Elvira life as a rock and roll groupie.
She was giving out Romney dog poop bags last year.
She very nearly was Tina Lousie's replacement as Ginger Grant in one of the "Gilligan's Island" TV reunion movies. Supposedly the network found her too sexy for basically a kid's movie so they cast someone else. She says it worked out because if she'd gotten the part she would have never gone on the Elvira audition.
When she does her breathless, sexy voice you can easily imagine her as Ginger.
R28 Sorry I have to be so vague but... My bf is very good friends with an actress, older woman who while not a household name is kind of a big deal in the horror/slasher cult picture crowd. She knows Cassandra well as they often work the horror convention/comic-con circuit. According to her, and as things stand now, your scope is correct.
Betsy Palmer, r40.
[quote]According to her, and as things stand now, your scope is correct.
Cassandra's nude modeling days. I'd say these are beyond NSFW for the bush alone. Man, she's Madonna hairy.
Here's tons of nudes, along with documenting when the photos were leaked, with all the magazine covers claiming exclusives.
I'm not seeing the ones with the guy with the big dick pressed up against her ass, and obviously going through her legs with it.
These shots are scorching. Glam. Sweet bush.
I hate the porn of today.
After reading fan mail on camera:
"Keep those cards and letters...PLEASE!"
Someone sent me a card once with a snake crawling across Elvira's boobs:
"Fangs for the Mammaries!"
I think she is a hoot, and looks the same as she did 25 years ago. In Elvira drag, at least.
[quote]Cassandra's nude modeling days. I'd say these are beyond NSFW for the bush alone. Man, she's Madonna hairy.
Honey, that's what all women look like. Google 70's porn. People didn't start wanting to look like children until the late eighties.
Please stop posting these images. As a fan, I'm afraid that, should they become public knowledge, they could ruin her. She's obviously moved on from her porn past, let's respect that and do likewise. Besides, the porn "business" in those days were often performed at gunpoint at desperate people by mobsters. Elvira probably has more horror stories to tell about this sad chapter in her life than she's shown on her television show.
She never did porn.
r55 has to be a parody post.
She just did a new Movie Macabre series in 2010, and in one of them they show her firing all of the staff. She then starts directing herself, operating the camera, and all you see is the top of her head the entire segment. Then she's responding to herself like she's the staff answering her jokes. Funny stuff.
Her first movie is Mae West-funny.
Cassandra in the Groundlings with Kathy Griffin, and George McGrath.
So I guess her show "Search for the New Elvira" wasn't a success.
Now THAT is what a gorgeous ginger looks like.
r61, that was ages ago, and why would it have lasted for more than one season?
I guess I just see the terror in her eyes when I see those pictures. And airbrushing can be used to cover up both bruises and bullet wounds. She probably just needed a sandwich or rent. Anyway, it's empowering that she was able to break away from the sexploitation lifestyle.
I think r61 meant, if they picked a "new" Elvira via the reality show why is the original still around. I read an interview with Petersen where she mentioned the new Elvira made some public appearances after the reality show aired but was not well-received. People don't just want to see someone dressed up like Elvira - anyone can do that. Not sure why anyone thought a fake Elvira would go over with audiences. Maybe in Vegas or Branson but hardcore fans only want the real thing.
So few people are able to pull off cornball humor as expertly as she does.
True r65. I think the majority of the time, like with most reality shows, they're just entertainment, and the outcome is pretty much a fraud. However, Elvira's a special case. She's a campy, slightly trashy, character. Someone who basically comes from the world that includes reality tv. She's fictional, just as reality shows are. I guess they probably really were gonna use the next Elvira. However, no one can replace the original. I know many people dress up as her, but this show made it seem as though Elvira was passing the torch. Cassandra just said that she's not going to ever retire. She needs the money. However, she's supposedly retiring the character from conventions. She'll be there as herself. Yawn. She co-owns Comikaze with Stan Lee now.