get_results($sql); if (count($rs)<1) // not yet added { $sql="insert into island_like (user_id, post_id, date_added) values (\"".mysql_real_escape_string($uid)."\", \"".mysql_real_escape_string(get_the_ID())."\", NOW());"; $rs = $wpdb->get_results($sql); } } elseif (!empty($_REQUEST['remove_like']) && !empty( $uid)) { // unset here $sql="delete from island_like where user_id=\"".mysql_real_escape_string($uid)."\" and post_id=\"".mysql_real_escape_string(get_the_ID())."\";"; $rs = $wpdb->get_results($sql); } /* $sql="select U.display_name, U.user_nicename, as uid, if(\"".mysql_real_escape_string($uid)."\",1,0) as is_current, if (, 1,0) as is_allee ". "from island_like as L, wp_users as U ". "where L.post_id=\"".mysql_real_escape_string(get_the_ID())."\" ". "and U.ID=L.user_id ". "order by is_current DESC, is_allee DESC, date_added DESC;"; $jealous_rs = $wpdb->get_results($sql); $user_is_jealous=0; if (count($jealous_rs)>0) { if ($jealous_rs[0]->uid==$uid) { $user_is_jealous=1; } }*/ ?>

Tura Satana’s Mink Coat

Submitted by Michael Ely June 11th, 2012
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Send Classique d' Camembert Confirmation Email to: ".get_the_author_meta('display_name').""; $admin_email_pop_liith="
Send Love Is In The Hair Confirmation Email to: ".get_the_author_meta('display_name').""; } echo "
"; if ($is_award) { echo ''; echo 'Certifikitsch Winner'.$admin_email_pop_coa; } if ($is_gold_award) { echo ''; echo 'Classique d Camembert'.$admin_email_pop_cdc; } if ($is_hair) { echo ''; echo 'Love Is In The Hair'.$admin_email_pop_liith; } /* if (empty($uid)) { $str="Click if you\\'re Jealous!
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\n\n"; } ?>

Terry is one of my best friends (we’ve been friends for over 30 years), and Terry has always been a big fan of Tura Satana. In fact, Terry became good penpals with Tura and even had the pleasure of meeting her. Terry also adopted Tura’s last name (with Tura’s permission).

After Tura passed away, her daughter contacted Terry and asked her if she wanted to buy Tura’s mink coat, and, of course, Terry did. Here are two photos of Terry wearing the coat. As you can see in one of the photos, Tura’s name is sewn on the inside.

5 Responses to “Tura Satana’s Mink Coat”

  1. Allee Willis

    I was friends with Tura and we had quite a few hangs, not the least of which was a Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls reunion party here at Willis Wonderland with a lot of the Russ Meyer casts. I LOVE that her mink got a new home with someone who truly knows the value of it. (And she looks PERFECT in it!).

    Also love those photos of the mink in front of the Elvis portrait. As you probably know, Tura had a torrid love affair with The King in the early 50’s and claimed to have taught him many of his signature moves.

    Th monogram kills me.

  2. Michael Ely

    Thank you, Allee, for the Camembert award. Gosh, I wish I could have been around for the Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls reunion party at Willis Wonderland. I’ll bet that was a hoot!

  3. windupkitty

    NOt a fan of fur coats, but certainly a fan of Tura Santana! I think I have an old Psychotronic Film Magazine t-shirt with her on the front cover somewhere…..Wow, MIchael, encourage Terry to post things here! She is fabulous!!!