(November 7, 1921 – December 22, 2015)
Raised in rural Fremont, California, Eyde wrote her first letter to VOM as a college sophomore at Mills College in 1941 under the name “Tigrina.” She became life-long friends with VOM publisher Forrest J. Ackerman and contributed illustrations and poetry to numerous fanzines.
While working as a secretary at RKO Studios in 1947, she began publishing the first known lesbian publication in America, Vice Versa, during slow times at work. Supportive of her alternative lifestyle, Ackerman wrote reviews for the zine under the name “Laurajean Emayne.”
Edythe lived and worked in the LA area for the rest of her life, writing and performing folk music, reading science fiction and advocating for cat adoption.
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