Elvira – Mistress of the Dark, not a typical RVer

This time of the year, I always find myself thinking about Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, that Halloween icon and quirky symbol of all things spooky.

I interviewed her several years back when I was writing a weekly RV column for The Spokesman-Review newspaper in Spokane, Wash.

Of course Elvira wasn’t exactly a typical RVer.  However, I was not beyond stretching a point when it came to Elvira because I wanted desperately to interview her–she was hugely popular during the 1980s when she premiered her late-night, off-the-wall horror movie show in Southern California when I was living there. The show soon went on to be nationally syndicated.

Back to RVing, Elvira’s alter ego, Cassandra Peterson, did made one trip in a motorhome, so I considered that good enough. At this point, I must give RV University’s Dawn Polk credit for being the ‘go-between’ … she and Cassandra Peterson are cousins.

Read more about Elvira’s RV experiences in one of my favorite articles, “Elvira not immune to life as a roadie” in The Spokesman-Review.

Image: Elvira’s Web site

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