Almost as much as I love postcards, I love bad movies. And the ultimate host of schlocky horror films is Elvira Mistress of the Dark. Years before Mystery Science Theatre made an art of B-film mockery, Elvira was the horror flick “hostess with the mostess”.
Today is the birthday of Elvira’s alter-ego Cassandra Peterson.
Before the Web and social media made contacting and following celebrities easy, In 1995 I had to write to Elvira’s official fan club to ask to join. After waiting for weeks, I finally received this in the mail:
I was excited to have Elvira on a postcard, but it’s not really all (or much) that I had hoped for from her or her fan club.
Here’s the backside:
Rather cold as Elvira’s deathly pallour isn’t it? No personal message, just a spiel for me to buy boring stuff (Phone cards?!? Make it postcards and now you’re talking.)
Sadly, this is the only thing I ever got from Elvira (sniff) or her fan club. But one Elvira postcard is better than one – but nothing would beat a great set though!