What is Elvira, “Mistress of the Dark,” doing today?
—John Baldwin, Jacksonville, Fla.
Cassandra Peterson, aka Elvira, “Mistress of the Dark,” 61, continues her gig out of Los Angeles as TV host of a campy weekly horror show featuring public-domain films. Her vampish, gothic-chic style has earned her cult status among horror movie fans. About her alter ego, the native of Manhattan, Kan., who grew up in Colorado Springs, Colo., says, “I appear at nostalgia shows without my wig and black dress, and no one recognizes me.”