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Elvira actress releases book

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- When Cassandra Peterson was five, she christened herself "Queen of Halloween." When she was 30, she gave herself a new title - "Elvira, Mistress of the Dark." That character changed her life.

Now some 35 years later, Peterson is out with what Elvira might call a "coffin table" book, which features 300 handpicked photos plus anecdotes and memories from playing the seductive, funny icon of the night.

"She's my baby. I own her and make my living off of her, so I have to treat her good," she said.

by Anonymousreply 2910/20/2016

She was on RuPaul's podcast recently and talked about it. She's really a fascinating woman. Supposedly she's working on her memoirs.

by Anonymousreply 110/19/2016

Elvira Mistress of the Dark is a guilty pleasure - and a classic!

by Anonymousreply 210/19/2016

We long to hear every detail of her torrid affair with Playgirl and Colt model supreme, Bill Cable, with whom she posed nude in Playgirl!

by Anonymousreply 310/19/2016

Love her. R4 Me too! Bill Cable was one of the hottest men ever. They were so broke at one point they lived in a tree house. They remained friends after breaking up and she spoke at his funeral.

by Anonymousreply 410/19/2016

A truly sexy slut

by Anonymousreply 510/19/2016

It should be a pop-up book.

by Anonymousreply 610/19/2016

She's aged very well too. She's been able to keep both her face and ass so far.

by Anonymousreply 710/19/2016

Stupendous tits

by Anonymousreply 810/19/2016

She was a groupie, wasn't she? I remember her doing an interview with Pamela Des Barres (she likes to interview other groupies so they can talk about sexual encounters with rock stars that happened 30 or 40 years ago) where she talked about Jimi Hendrix inviting her up to his room. I can't remember if she went or not.

by Anonymousreply 910/19/2016

She plays for our team, now.

by Anonymousreply 1010/19/2016

Bitch stole my look!

by Anonymousreply 1110/19/2016

Playgirl magazine. March, 1975.

This is the first "porn" I ever saw. It was a fantasy scene with Cassandra Peterson and Paul Barresi. It made me realize I liked dicks because given the choice between looking at Peterson's tits and pussy and Barresi's cock, I wanted to stare at Barresi's cock and balls!!

by Anonymousreply 1210/19/2016

The two of them.

I LOVED staring at his dick!!!

Oh, btw, I was only 10 years old, too.

by Anonymousreply 1310/19/2016

that's paul baressi

by Anonymousreply 1410/19/2016

Who?

by Anonymousreply 1510/19/2016

I used to love the bit with The Shiny Obscene Phone Caller who would call on her show, she really made me laugh!

"Hello Elvirus?!"

by Anonymousreply 1610/19/2016

R9 Yes, she's been open about being a groupie when she was young. She lost her virginity to Tom Jones, and she got tore up so bad she had to go get stiches afterwards.

by Anonymousreply 1710/19/2016

"...she got tore up so bad she had to go get stiches afterwards."

If only I had a nickel for every time this has happened to me...

by Anonymousreply 1810/20/2016

I always wondered about grade D actresses such as her and Julie Brown. I guess Cassandra Peterson was smart to have retained the merchandising rights to the Elvira character. Still, they both seem to live of CDs and crap sold off of their own websites.

by Anonymousreply 1910/20/2016

R19 Cassandra is very savvy. She licenses out her Elvira name and likeness on all sorts of things. She was even on a pinball machine at one time. She also know how to keep her name out there. She did "The Search for the Next Elvira" and does the conventions where you can stay visible and make money.

by Anonymousreply 2010/20/2016

I thought she was hysterically funny when I was a kid.

by Anonymousreply 2110/20/2016

Philly had their own version of Elvira named "Stella, that maneater from Manayunk. " The poor thing couldn't hold a candle to Elvira, but that's Philly for you.

by Anonymousreply 2210/20/2016

She looks like a cutie though R22.

by Anonymousreply 2310/20/2016

she's a sweetie

by Anonymousreply 2410/20/2016

She has a new slot machine coming to casino floors very soon. This might be her third. The licensing fees for those things are absolutely insane, so she'll be fine financially for a few more years.

by Anonymousreply 2510/20/2016

R25 I liked Zak early in his career, but lost interest pretty quickly. He seemed to have very big fanbase when he was active however.

by Anonymousreply 2610/20/2016

Whoops, wrong thread!

by Anonymousreply 2710/20/2016

R22, I just googled her and found the Wikipedia article on "Saturday Night Dead," the late night horror movie show she hosted. The article reads like it was written by Stella herself -- not exactly encyclopedic, but since I'm probably the first person to click on it in five years, it's not exactly being vetted carefully.

by Anonymousreply 2810/20/2016

She IS the slot machine.

by Anonymousreply 2910/20/2016
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