I learned something quite sad yesterday: Dorothy Malone passed away. I only knew her from a single scene in The Big Sleep, where she played the geeky yet sexy bookshop clerk who flirts with private eye Philip Marlowe. It is an extended scene from the novel, yet it remains quite short, but very memorable. I don't want to sound nostalgic, but you don't make seduction scenes like this anymore, where no innuendo is lost, nothing is gratuitous, every word, look, movement is so effective. So I decided to share it on this blog as an homage to the actress.