The San Franciscans: Mina Harker
Mina Harker is the alter ego of San Francisco playwright and self proclaimed vampire, Kitty Burns. Mina is the guide for a ghoulish and sometimes campy tour through Nob Hill that turns San Francisco legends on their pointy ears. Do vampires have pointy ears? At any rate, Mina's flight through the pages of City history includes the skinny on Count Dracula's affiliation with Emperor Norton, cannibals at Grace Cathedral, tunnels under the Pacific Union Club, and ghosts at the Fairmont to name just a few. The 127 year old undead Mina (who doesn't look a day over 110) has haunted the City since the Gold Rush while Kitty is a 40 year resident. Another claim to fame for Kitty is that she's the owner of the autographed program and untorn tickets from the Beatles final performance that reside at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. The Fab Four's final public appearance was at Candlestick Park on August 29, 1966. Kitty attended the concert and got the rare memorabilia with the help of her father, an airline manager and one of Mina's favorite mortals.

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