Thursday, December 25, 2008

Happy Hol;idays

I thought that I would let you all know just what I am doing today. Right now, I am cooking a great ham that I ordered from Missouri. I am slow cooking that ham starting at midnight and I am basting the ham with a honey glaze and butter. I have going to boil some red potatoes, which I will probably mash later with garlic and butter and milk to a nice creamy base. I have some Yams also which I will cook with honey and marshmellows. I have some kernel corn that will be cooked and some green beans which will also accompany dinner. I made some aspargus and cheese and white chili bean soup with sausage in it. I think that we will have a great Christmas dinner and I wish you were all here to enjoy it with us. This is a time to spend with family and friends and I thought that my friends will enjoy knowing the menu and the family get together.

I really want to wish all of the fans and friends and family who are not here a very Merry Christmas and a bountiful and prosperous New Year. I want to thank everyone for making this a year to remember. I love the fact that I was able to go back to St. Louis where I became a headliner in burlesque. The memories that this visit brought back to me were really fantastic and brought a wonderful feeling and a smile to my heart. After that, going to Chicago and visiting my old neighborhood and seeing the people that now live in this area what something else. Everything had changed and yet, there was the feeling of coming home and being at ease with my past. This visit helped to put many ghosts in their proper place. Then when I attended the Tura Tribute, I have to say that I was not only thrilled but very happy and humbled at the same time. I saw all of those paintings at the Tattoo Factory Gallery and I was stunned at the beauty and talent that was displayed there. I wish you had all been there with me, because I really wanted to stay back in Chicago and just bask in the pleasure. I can't thank Beth and Mitch enough.

I and hoping that we will have just as much fun when we have a similar show in Palm Springs in April of 2009, but this one is a tribute to the Pussycats. I will be there with Haji and Lori, Dennis Busch and Susan Bernard. It will probably be the last time that you will be able to see the livng cast of FPKK. WE 5 are all that is left of the cast of FPKK and hopefully we will be able to make it a reunion to remember.


Always with Love, remember me,
Tura Satana

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

What's new with Tura #2

Hi Gang:

I just wanted to let you know what is going on so far.  Today, I got my press releases for when Sugar Boxx will be released, which will be around February or early March.  I think you will all get a kick out of the film.  We sure get down and dirty there.  I can hardly wait for you all to see it.

Today I did the photo shoot with Simone for the tabletop book she will be doing about all of the ladies of Russ Meyer films.  I know that she has done a bang up job so far and I expect nothing less than great from her.  I have to say that about all of the ladies that I have come across these days!   They are a talent to behold.  Not knocking the guys of this world, but the women have finally gotten out and are showing the world that the talent that was hidden for so long is finally coming out and shining brightly.  YOU GO, GIRLS!!!  I am so proud of all of you ladies.  It is time that this world realizes just how much talent is out there for the world to see.

You do a good job too, guys, but the ladies are finally strutting their stuff.  I am hoping that you will love the photos that Simone took today.  You should also check out the art gallery at THE TATTOO FACTORY.COM.  I am still so stunned by the paintings and the carvings and various art objects that were created by the artists for the showing in Chicago.  Check it out.  

I also wanted to tell you all that if you still want to order photos, t-shirts, lunchboxes or FPKK dvd's for Xmas, that you can order them through my email address while my store is being remodeled.  The black and white photos are $25.00, the black and white photos with all three signatures of the pussycats is $50.00,   the color photos are $35.00,  the lunchboxes (FPKK) are $45.00,  the dvd's are $35.00 for each one except for FPKK DVD.  The FPKK dvd's are $60.00 and will include a signed autographed photo, plus the DVD itself will be autographed as well.   The charges are also plus priority shipping of $6.00 and delivery confirmation for national delivery.  For international delivery of priority shipments the charges are $18.00 for shipping and handling.

Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year with loads of prosperity for the coming years.

Always with love, 
Tura Satana

What's new with Tura #2

Friday, December 12, 2008

What's New with Tura???


I just wanted to let you all catch up on what is happening with me and what has happened with me for the last few months.

Starting out with my trip to San Diego Comicon, that did not work out so well because we were hoping to show off my statue there this last summer, but were unable to do so because not all of the statues made it there, and the booth that I was going to be at was not available.  Thankfully, my friend and entrepeneur Kevin Michaels came through and brought me down there for the show.  We were touting the new Ted Mikels Documentary, (He is the producer/director of Astro Zombies, the Doll Squad, Mark of the Astro Zombies).  There will soon be a Astro Zombies 3.  

After that jaunt to San Diego, I went to Toronto Canada.  I have to say that I enjoyed my time in Toronto and meeting the fans of Canada was a treat for me and hopefully for them?  The only bad thing about that trip was that most of my equipment and samples did not make it there and I wound up losing money going there.  I still have to ship a couple of statues up there to the fans that ordered them.  I will be doing that very shortly.  It seems that my things were held up in the customs section of Canada and when they came back to me without being delivered, that there were quite a few items missing from there, including a couple of the statues and comics, t-shirts, dvd's and small bobble head astro zombie statues.  I guess that is the trials of traveling internationally. Sticky fingered customs people.  

After coming back from Canada and meeting and greeting the fans there, I went to St. Louis, Mo. to the Monster Kit builders show.  There is was wonderful to see the city where I basically became a star burlesque performer.  The fans were wonderful and were surprising to see that there were a few around who remembered my dance routines.  I have to say that there is a new action figure of me out there in the kit building world, which I am sure that you will all enjoy decorating to your hearts content.  I will be having the back on my website as soon as my store is up and running again.  I will be having both of the figures up there.  The Statue created by Mark Alfrey and the action figure that is a kit which needs to be assembled, but think of all the fun that you will have putting me together!  Ha Ha Ha.

The next stop was the Tura Tribute that was given for me in Chicago, IL., basically my hometown.  I have to say that it was great to go back home and see all of the people that made paintings of me and statues and carvings that were absolutely gorgeous.  I am even on skateboards created by Mitch O'Connell.  The illustration created by Shag is absolutely gorgeous and there are a limited amount of illustrations available for a short time.  I have received copies of a lot of the paintings that were sold there.  I can not thank the artists and craftsmen who created some of the art that was there, without feeling very humble for the accolades that they paid me.  I would probably be in tears, because of the loveliness of the art work accumulated in that one lovely room.  The biggest enjoyment that I received was meeting all of the fans and the people who came by to just say hello.  This tribute was due to the efforts of my dearest friends, Bethany Snyder and Mitch O'Connell and all of the other friends that I met by going back to my hometown.  Love them dearly.

This past year has been great for me and I hope for all of my fans as well.  I had the honor of appearing with my friend Kitten Natividad in SUGAR BOXX.  This film will probably be released into theaters around February or March of next year.  

I also had the privilege to renew my character of Varla in Rob Zombies's THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO.  It should also be released sometime next year.  I can hardly wait to see just what it might do with my fans and Rob's.

I think that beginning next month we will be starting the filming the documentary of some of my career and highlight moments of my life as a dancer and actress.  It will be something that should be of interest to view once my autobiography is published.  

I just want to say thank you to all of my fans for the many years that you have kept me in your minds and hearts. I think that I am one of the luckiest people alive, because of your wishes to see me in my various performances.  Wishing you all a very Happy, Merry Holiday Season and a Joyous and Bountiful New Year to you all.

Always remember me with love, 
Tura Satana

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Coming in '09... A feature documentary on Tura!

Varla Films is now in preproduction on the new documentary entitled TURA!
Stay tuned to Tura's website and this blog for all the news as it happens.