“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. unnamed-3 Tura made a lasting impression in many other films during the 60s & 70s…like this one from 1963, WHO’S BEEN SLEEPING IN MY BED? with Elizabeth Montgomery, Dean Martin, and Carol Burnett. Made before FASTER PUSSYCAT was a twinkle in Russ Meyer’s eye…Tura leaves a very lasting memory with one of her famous strip tease routines. unnamed-2 In fact, this is one of the few pieces of film actually capturing her in a full routine. Much, if not all, of the strips she did have long since been sadly lost. Making this is real treat for her fans and a piece of Tura dancing history. unnamed-4 She not only performed in the film but also taught Carol Burnett how to strip! unnamed-1 If you get the chance…give this little gem a viewing, if just to see Miss Japan Beautiful in all her glory! Here is a short visual in the meantime:

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