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Mystery photo

February 18, 2008 |  8:56 am

Photograph by Fred Tschantre / Los Angeles Times

OK, who's the blond with Mickey Cohen? (Hint: No, it's not Walter O'Malley).

  • Lili St. Cyr? Good guess, but Lili would be a bit older than this woman.
  • Candy Barr? (R.J. Smith, Los Angeles Magazine, who was 30 minutes ahead of Chris Morales).

Absolutely right! At the Hall of Justice, Sgt. Eugene Gabriel listens as Mickey Cohen expresses outrage over the April 30, 1959, arrest of Candy Barr at the Largo Club on the Sunset Strip. Cohen, who had a ringside seat for Barr's act, was incensed when deputies arrested her after a Texas bail bondsman canceled her bond in a narcotics case. Cohen later told newsmen that he hoped to marry Barr after his divorce to LaVonne Cohen was final, The Times said.

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