She may be the Queen of Halloween, but Cassandra Peterson, a.k.a. She was charged with creating a spooky look for her character, and after tossing out ideas with a friend, Elvira, Mistress of The Dark, the vampiress with the plunging neckline and risqué double entendre humor, was born. I really didn’t think they were going to let me on TV in that—rather revealing—outfit.Elvira, is also the woman behind a decades-long show business empire that extends way beyond October. Nancy Berk for Grandparents.com, revealing some fascinating facts about her life before, during, and after Elvira became a cult phenomenon. At 30 years old, Cassandra Peterson was a struggling actress in 1981 trying to make ends meet when she landed a local gig as the host of a B-rated horror film show for an L. It was local television, and they were looking for ratings, I guess. I can work one day a week and you know, make 0-- have a regular check coming in,’” she says.Albert Goldman speculated that Elvis preferred voyeurism over normal sexual relations with women.Goldman went on to suggest that during his military service, Elvis had "discovered prostitutes and picked up the intense fear of sexually transmitted diseases which led to claims that he had a morbid fear of sexual penetration." Alanna Nash, in her book, 'Baby, Let's Play House': Elvis Presley and the Women Who Loved Him (2010), reveals a need in Presley to play Pygmalion and father to very young girls, whom he delighted in making over. ' he screamed, leading her toward the front door as she struggled to keep up with the rather quick pace as he was pulling her locks.In a newspaper interview with The Memphis Press Scimitar, Elvis himself was open about the close relationship to his mother."She was the number-one girl in his life, and he was dedicating his career to her." simply because the family was so extremely poor that they couldn't afford the luxury of two beds.June Juanico "recalls a time when she stood up to Elvis in front of his band of hangers-on, who even then were beginning to accompany him everywhere. He got me to the airport on time, and our paths never crossed again." However, the singer was not always sweet and friendly towards women. In her memoir, Ann-Margret (Presley's co-star in Viva Las Vegas) refers to Presley as her "soulmate", but very little is revealed about their long-rumored romance, only that "in a moment of tenderness" he bought her a round bed in hot pink colors.
While still a rising star, Presley also had a relationship with June Juanico, who is said to have been the only girl his mother ever approved of, but according to Juanico's own words, she "never had sex with Presley." In June Juanico's book Elvis in the Twilight of Memory, she stated she was afraid of getting pregnant.According to Elaine Dundy, "it was agony for her to leave her child even for a moment with anyone else, to let anyone else touch Elvis." Presley himself said, "My mama never let me out of her sight.I couldn't go down to the creek with the other kids." His father, Vernon Presley, talked about Elvis's close relationship to his mother "after his son became famous, almost as if it were a source of wonder that anyone could be that close." During Presley's rising career, Gladys became despairing, depressed and lonely and began to neglect her health. She had wanted Elvis to succeed, "but not so that he would be apart from her.Relatives would fly out from all over the country to help my family at the store.And they would be preparing for it months in advance.
I would work there after school stuffing tiger tails and devil horns with foam, and helping iron and wash and get everything ready so it could be rented again the next day.