Sunday, August 11, 2013

Haji, 1946-2013

The death was announced yesterday of Haji, who along with Tura Satana and Lori Williams played the team of go-go dancers who try to find a fortune in Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!. Haji was 67.

Haji appeared in multiple Russ Meyer movies, inclduing Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, but unsurprisingly was known for the cult movies she made and not serious stuff. Indeed, I don't think she had any big roles in serious movies. But it only takes one cult classic to become an immortal. Lori Williams made even fewer movies than Haji, and yet everybody is going to remember her from Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! too.

Needless to say, I don't expect TCM to pre-empt Summer Under the Stars, or even anything come September, to do a tribute to Haji.

No comments: