Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00166231: DOROTHY MALONE

Rare original vintage 7.6 x 9.4-inch 1948 black and white promotional portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in black felt-tip ink in-person for an inveterate autograph hound in September of 1975, as noted on the verso. In fine condition, with trimmed borders and an original studio snipe affixed to the reverse side. Alluring Dorothy Malone excelled at playing self-obsessed, venom-spewing divas; wide-eyed hysterics; and murderous femmes fatales.  She was nominated for an Academy Award for her portrayal of a self-destructive nymphomaniac in Written on the Wind (1956), Douglas Sirk’s roman a` clef about the real-life scandals of torch singer Libby Holman, and was also memorable in Night and Day (1946), The Big Sleep (1948), Young at Heart (1954), and the Lon Chaney biopic Man of a Thousand Faces (1957).