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Movie Star Mystery Photo

April 2, 2010 |  9:01 am

  March 29, 2010, Mystery Photo

Los Angeles Times file photo

Update: This is Sandra Giles, Miss 8-Ball, 1958. Above, a 1963 publicity photo promoting her appearance in “It Happened at the World’s Fair.”

May 22, 1956, Sanda Giles

May 22, 1956: Sandra Giles, upset over a nude portrait of her painted for the casino of the Fremont Hotel (she said she posed in a bathing suit) says: "I don't want to be a Marilyn Monroe! I want to be an actress!"

  Note: In case you're wondering about some of the weird guesses, I mistakenly used last week's post (since reconstructed) as a template so the comments from last week's mystery star are attached to this post. There's no way to fix it.

Note 2: TypePad and Windows Live Writer didn’t play well together on this post so I had to cut/paste to a new take, losing all the comments. There is no way to fix this.

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 reward is bragging rights. 

The answer to last week's mystery star: Barbara Kent!

There’s a new photo on the jump!

 Msarch 30, 2010, Mystery Photo
Los Angeles Times file photo

Update:  Sandra Giles and Howard Duff in the Motion Picture Tennis Assn. tournament at Lake Encino Racquet Club, May 14, 1964

Here’s our mystery guest with a completely unmysterious companion.

March 31, 2010, Mystery Photo
Los Angeles Times file photo

Update: Sandra Giles with Al Gunter, left, and Don Hawley in a photo to promote a motorcycle race at Riverside Raceway, Sept. 9, 1958.

Here’s our mystery woman with two mystery companions. Please congratulate Barry O'Brien, Jane Ellen Wayne, Mary Mallory, Deb Morris, Rick, Margie and Barbara Klein for identifying yesterday’s mystery fellow.

April 1, 2010, Mystery Photo
Photograph by Harry Chase / Los Angeles Times

Update: Sandra Giles, Miss 8-Ball of the Greater Los Angeles Press Club, signs autographs at the premiere of “Teacher’s Pet,” March 20, 1958.  She’s wearing a $48,000 chinchilla dress and wrap, The Times said.

Here’s our mystery lady with some mystery admirers. Please congratulate Mary Mallory for identifying her!

Aprl 2, 2010, Mystery Photo
Photograph by Edward Gamer / Los Angeles Times

Sandra Giles sells California Gov. Goodwin Knight a ticket to the premiere of “Teacher’s Pet,” Feb. 10, 1958.