Weekly Burlesque: Elvira, Mistress of the Dark

The 20-year anniversary of the movie Elvira: Mistress of the Dark was just celebrated in Los Angeles with host Peaches Christ, who also hosted at Tease-O-Rama last year. Here’s the infamous tassel-twirling sequence:

Recommended by Lola Pistola of Alaska Brrr-lesque.

When I was coaching Leighton Meester, I showed her several film clips, and this was the only one that she found totally useless. Since she wasn’t going to twirl tassels or do ’80s rap or dress like a vampiress, that made sense. But it’s one of my faves.

Check out Elvira’s entire Las Vegas number, recreated by impersonator Cassandra Fever:

I wonder if Cassandra Fever will be appearing on The Search for the Next Elvira, the Fox Network’s upcoming reality show?

– Jo Weldon

Jo Weldon is headmistress of the award-winning New York School of Burlesque and is a regular burlesque performer. Visit burlesquedaily.blogspot.com to read her daily blog.

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