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(Tura with her Aikido Sensei Yukio Noguchi)

“Tura Thursday” is a regular series celebrating the legacy of the late, great Tura Satana, best known as Varla in the 1965 Russ Meyer cult classic Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!. This series is curated by Tura’s longtime manager, friend, confidant and CEO of Tura Satana Productions, Siouxzan Perry.

Continuing from last week…Tura ended up living in Hawaii in the early ‘60s signing a six month contract dancing in a club in Honolulu and at the end of five months … they renewed for another six months because she was still packing them in! No surprise to us at all.

Tura taking a break between shows.

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During her time there she was a fixture at the local beaches.

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Posing for photographers and with her bodybuilding pal Tommy Kono.

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That’s Tura’s oldest daughter Lani with them…hoping she has some stories to share with us soon!

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Playing volleyball to playing with the local boys like they were toys!

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This collection is pure Tura, Pure FUN! Seems Tura inherited some of her father’s circus skills.

Tura Legos!

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I could go on for days with all the amazing photos…but we must leave something for the future…and the imagination!

Hope you enjoyed this little jaunt to the islands and will join us next week for more of Tura’s adventures and…HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

And as always, please visit our site and sign our guestbook!

Tura Thursday

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