Elvira Snodgrass was a main event star during the original women’s wrestling revolution. She shared the ring with world champion Mildred Burke and other legendary performers including Mae Young, Gladys “Kill ‘Em” Gillam, Violet Viann, June Byers, Anne LaVerne, and more. Her career was cut short by a tragic car accident, and her name was largely forgotten. It is my hope to change all that and give this remarkable tough and independent woman her due.
Update: There is now footage of Elvira wrestling online! Click here to see the video on Eat Sleep Wrestle.
There’s no book in development on Elvira as of now, but you can read more about her amazing life in Louisville’s Greatest Show.