Sunday, September 26, 2010

Screen Beauties
Dorothy Malone
in The Big Sleep

Try Me

In the bookstore, bright by comparison

with the rainy street,

Dorothy Malone answers questions with questions,

coy as she is sly.

No and Yes aren’t playful enough

for her: ‘I’ve a bottle of pretty good rye,’

Bogart suggests;

‘Well,’ she replies, ‘you can try me …’

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