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Yours cruelly, Elvira : memoirs of the mistress of the dark / Cassandra Peterson.

Elvira, 1951- (author.).

Available copies

  • 7 of 12 copies available at Bibliomation.
  • 0 of 1 copy available at New Milford Public Library. (Show)

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0 current holds with 12 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
New Milford Public Library B PETERSON (Text to phone) 34021147450759 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 11/08/2021
Babcock Library - Ashford B PET (Text to phone) 33110148873159 Adult New Material Available -
Derby Neck Library B PETERSON (Text to phone) 34046152814623 Adult New Biography Checked out 11/06/2021
Douglas Library of Hebron B PETERSON (Text to phone) 33400148850079 Adult New Biography Available -
Edith Wheeler Memorial Library - Monroe On Order (Text to phone) acq1112525 Acquisitions On order -
Hagaman Memorial Library - East Haven BIO ELVIRA Peterson (Text to phone) 31953145379213 Adult New Biography Available -
Jonathan Trumbull Library - Lebanon B PETERSON (Text to phone) 33430152298949 Adult New Biography Available -
Milford Public Library 791.45 ELVIRA (Text to phone) 34013152394758 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 12/08/2021
Ridgefield Library B ELVIRA (Text to phone) 34010150877800 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Silas Bronson Library - Waterbury B PETERSON, C PET (Text to phone) 34005151075289 Adult New Biography Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 0306874350
  • ISBN: 9780306874352
  • ISBN: 9780306874352
  • ISBN: 0306874350
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Hachette Books, 2021.

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Summary, etc.:
"The woman behind the icon known as Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, the undisputed Queen of Halloween, reveals her full story, filled with intimate bombshells, told by the bombshell herself. On Good Friday in 1953, at only 18 months old, 25 miles from the nearest hospital in Manhattan, Kansas, Cassandra Peterson reached for a pot on the stove and doused herself in boiling water. Third-degree burns covered 35% of her body, and the prognosis wasn't good. But she survived. Burned and scarred, the impact stayed with her and became an obstacle she was determined to overcome. Feeling like a misfit led to her love of horror. Due to a complicated relationship with her mother, Cassandra left home at 14, and by age 17 she was performing at the famed Dunes Hotel in Las Vegas. Run-ins with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., and Tom Jones helped her grow up fast. Then a chance encounter with her idol Elvis Presley, changed the course of her life forever, and led her to Europe where she worked in film and traveled Italy as lead singer of an Italian pop band. She eventually made her way to Los Angeles, where she joined the famed comedy improv troupe, The Groundlings, and worked alongside Phil Hartman and Paul "Pee-wee" Reubens, honing her comedic skills. Nearing age 30, a struggling actress considered past her prime, she auditioned at local LA channel KHJ as hostess for the late night vintage horror movies. Cassandra improvised, made the role her own, and got the job on the spot. Yours Cruelly, Elvira is an unforgettably wild memoir. Always original and sometimes outrageous, her story is loaded with twists, travails, revelry, and downright shocking experiences. It is the candid, often funny, and sometimes heart-breaking tale of a Midwest farm girl's long strange trip to become the world's sexiest, sassiest Halloween icon"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Elvira, 1951-
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