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Raquel au Go Go!

Back in the day, Raquel Welch was the go-to actress for campy science-fiction. She lit up the screen as Cora in Fantastic Voyage and gave new shape to the classic fur bikini in One Million Years B.C . (And still she found time to play Captain Nirvana on Mork & Mindy.) Never mind her career, the woman was a living work of science-fiction.

In 1970, she made a TV variety special — that’s what you did back then when you were a celebrity. The brilliantly titled RAQUEL! was an oddball extravaganza that included a duet with Tom Jones, a John Wayne cameo and Bob Hope singing the Beatles’ Rocky Raccoon. But the highlight in this video is the space-girl dance number, with costumes by Bob Mackie.

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