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Movie Star Mystery Photo

August 21, 2009 |  9:00 am

Aug. 17, 2009, Mystery Photo
 Los Angeles Times file photo
Above, Laurie Mitchell in "Calypso Joe," June 29, 1957. I can't say I've ever seen an outfit exactly like that.

June 5, 1957, School for Brides Please congratulate Suzy Q, the only person to identify our mystery guest: Laurie Mitchell, who appeared in "Attack of the Puppet People."

Just a reminder on how this works: I post the mystery photo on Monday and reveal the answer on Friday ... or on Saturday if I have a hard time picking only five pictures; sometimes it's difficult to choose. To keep the mystery photo from getting lost in the other entries, I move it from Monday to Tuesday to Wednesday, etc., adding a photo every day.

I have to approve all comments, so if your guess is posted immediately, that means you're wrong. (And if a wrong guess has already been submitted by someone else, there's no point in submitting it again.)

If you're right, you will have to wait until Friday. There's no need to submit your guess five times. Once is enough. The only prize is bragging rights. 

The answer to last week's mystery star: Everett Sloane!

Aug. 18, 2009, Mystery Photo
Los Angeles Times file photo

Update: Laurie Mitchell in "Tightrope," Nov. 7, 1959.

Here's another picture of our mystery woman, tilted and airbrushed by The Times' art department.

Aug. 19, 2009, Mystery Photo
Los Angeles Times file photo

Laurie Mitchell, April 1, 1958.

Here's another picture of our mystery woman with the background painted out by The Times' art department. 

Aug. 20, 2009, Mystery Photo
Los Angeles Times file photo

Update: The back of the print says, "David Wayne stars as 'medicine man' -- he sings two songs. Laurie is his assistant and dressed accordingly. Wagon Train, 'Shadrack Bennington Story,' " June 22, 1960.

Here's another picture of our mystery woman. This was sent out to publicize her appearance in "Wagon Train."


Aug. 21, 2009, Mystery Photo
Photograph by Loren Patty / Los Angeles Times

June 18, 1957: Laurie Mitchell appears in court to file a lawsuit against Henry Garbowitz, seeking damages for injuries she suffered in a 1955 car accident.