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Dorothy Malone


Maybe I’m strange, but when I think about The Big Sleep I do not think about Lauren Bacall or Marta Vickers.
No, I usually think about the bookstore salesgirl.

Lauren Bacall Humphrey Bogart + The Big Sleep Dorothy Malone

Dorothy Malone was gorgeous in The Big Sleep like she was in so many other movies, including the 1956 drama Written in the Wind, for which she won an Academy Award.
She passed away on the 19th of January, at the age of 92.
We want to remember her like this…



Author: Davide Mana

Paleontologist. By day, researcher, teacher and ecological statistics guru. By night, pulp fantasy author-publisher, translator and blogger. In the spare time, Orientalist Anonymous, guerilla cook.

2 thoughts on “Dorothy Malone

  1. Agreed! Dorothy Malone nearly stole her scenes with Bogart in “The Big Sleep”, and she most certainly did in “Written on the Wind”.

    A beautiful tribute to a remarkable talent.


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