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Dorothy Malone Poses with Dallas Firemen

Dallas Firefighters Museum

Silent | 1969

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Dallas actress Dorothy receives a certificate from the Dallas Fire Department and poses for photographs with the firemen. The certificate proclaiming her "Miss Dallas Fire Chief and Sweetheart" was presented by Dallas Fire Chief C.N. Penn on May 17, 1969.
Actress Dorothy Malone was born in Chicago, Illinois, on January 30, 1925. Her family soon moved to Dallas, where she began acting in school plays. Malone was discovered by Hollywood after a talent scout with RKO saw her in a college production of “Starbound” at Southern Methodist University. After her contract with RKO ended, Malone moved to Warner Bros., where she began playing more visible roles in films such as The Big Sleep (1946) and Two Guys from Texas (1948). 
 
By the early 1950s, however, Malone’s acting career was beginning to stall. It was only after she transformed herself into a platinum blonde that she began finding success in Hollywood, culminating with her Oscar-winning performance in Douglas Sirk’s Written on the Wind (1956). Malone moved from the silver to the small screen in the 1960s, starring in ABC’s Peyton Place. 
 
Malone retired from acting after making a cameo appearance in Basic Instinct (1992). She currently lives in Dallas. 

The Dallas Firefighter's Museum's film collection captures a variety of activities performed by the Dallas Firefighters. While a few films focus on fire fighting and training, most feature community events such as the fair, toy repair, pump races, and even a Miss Flame pageant. The Dallas Firefighter's Museum is housed in one of the city's oldest fire stations; the building served as a working fire station from the time it was built in 1907 until 1975, when the museum took over. The museum aims to preserve the rich history of the Dallas Fire Department through exhibits and educational experiences. Visit their Website at http://www.dallasfiremuseum.com.