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  • Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

    03/08/2018 12:25:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 74 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Thu Mar 8th, 2018 | Sherilyn Connelly
    Isn't it hard to believe how a beautiful actress wasn't taken seriously as the genius inventor that she was?Along with digital video and consumer drones — cf. this week’s Leaning into the Wind — one of the greatest boons to documentaries over the past decade has been previously unheard recordings of deceased people, the latest beneficiary being Alexandra Dean’s excellent Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story. Tapes of Lamarr from 1990 are among the primary source for exploring her life, which was a prime example of how it’s not always easy being the best at something — and when you’re the...
  • Actress Hedy Lamarr laid the groundwork for some of today’s wireless tech

    11/26/2017 6:29:47 PM PST · by ETL · 49 replies ^ | November 26, 2017 | Maria Temming
    ‘Bombshell’ tells the story of Lamarr’s double life as a Hollywood starlet and inventor Once billed as “the most beautiful woman in the world,” actress Hedy Lamarr is often remembered for Golden Age Hollywood hits like Samson and Delilah. But Lamarr was gifted with more than just a face for film; she had a mind for science. A new documentary, Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, spotlights Lamarr’s lesser-known legacy as an inventor. The film explores how the pretty veneer that Lamarr shrewdly used to advance her acting career ultimately trapped her in a life she found emotionally isolating and intellectually...
  • Hollywood starlet was a secret inventor who paved the way for Wi-Fi

    11/12/2017 8:25:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 12, 2017 | By Linda Massarella
    Hollywood screen siren Hedy Lamarr acted throughout the 1940s and 50s in romantic scenes with the likes of Clark Gable and Jimmy Stewart – but in her down time, the brunette beauty created and patented a scientific invention that paved the way for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology, according to a new documentary. “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story” – produced by actress Susan Sarandon — premiers Wednesday in London as part of the Jewish Film Festival. The documentary touches on the 35 Hollywood films the sizzling brunette made — including one she filmed at 17 where she portrayed the first female...
  • New film remembers amazing life of Hollywood screen siren Hedy Lamarr (TR)

    11/12/2017 5:08:19 AM PST · by DFG · 41 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 11/12/2017 | Keiran Southern
    The remarkable life of the Hollywood siren who pioneered groundbreaking scientific inventions that paved the way for wifi and Bluetooth will be told in a new film. Hedy Lamarr, considered by her show business peers to be the most beautiful woman in the world during the 1940s and 50s, starred alongside the likes of Spencer Tracy, James Stewart and Clark Gable during her glittering acting career. But she was also a brilliant scientist who helped devise a frequency-hopping system which eventually formed the foundation for modern technologies such as wifi, GPS and Bluetooth.
  • Orgasms, Nazis and Inventing WiFi: Hedy Lamarr's Life Story Is Grander Than Any Hollywood Movie

    11/13/2015 10:42:10 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 55 replies
    Moviepilot ^ | 13 Nov 15 | Mark NewtonStaff
    If you were on Google earlier this week -- and let's face it, you were -- you may have spotted a Google Doodle which celebrates the life of one of Hollywood's most iconic actresses. Hedy Lamarr, an actress of the golden age of cinema, would have been 101 years old this week, although simply calling her an actress might be something of a misnomer. As well as appearing in films, Lamarr also applied her incredible intellect to a series of scientific and technological endeavors, which eventually earned her a place in the National Inventors Hall of Fame and practically...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Comrade X"(1940)

    02/16/2014 12:03:48 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1940 | King Vidor
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Samson and Delilah"(1949)

    06/23/2013 11:19:04 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 7 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1949 | Cecil B. DeMille
  • TCM movie alert: "Comrade X" on tonight at 11:45 PM E.S.T.

    11/29/2012 7:17:44 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 18 replies
    Turner Classic Movies ^ | 1940 | King Vidor
    Tonight at 11:45 PM, Turner Classic Movies is showing a hilarious spoof of communism and the Soviet system called "Comrade X". It was made year after the similar-themed "Ninotchka" but I've always found this Clark Gable/Hedy Lamarr spinoff the far funnier of the two films. I especially love the slapstick scene where in an effort to escape the USSR, Gable leads a battalion of Soviet tanks into invading Rumania. It also won an Oscar nomination for its funny story.
  • The woman who made your WiFi work. (RF tech trivia)

    08/02/2012 6:51:11 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 40 replies
    Diogenes' Middle Finger ^ | August 1, 2012 | Diogenes
    Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian-born American actress. Max Reinhardt called her the “most beautiful woman in Europe” due to her “strikingly dark exotic looks”. Mathematically talented, Lamarr came up with an early technique for spread spectrum communications and frequency hopping, necessary for wireless communication from the pre-computer age to the present day. The international beauty, along with co-inventor composer George Anthiel, developed a "Secret Communications System" to help combat the Nazis in World War II. By manipulating radio frequencies at irregular intervals between transmission and reception, the invention formed an unbreakable code to prevent classified messages from being intercepted by...
  • Hedy Lamarr’s World War II Adventure

    12/20/2011 9:27:15 PM PST · by Tex-Con-Man · 40 replies
    NYTimes ^ | December 15, 2011 | JOHN ADAMS
    ... Hedy Lamarr avoided the celebrity party circuit, preferring small gatherings with close friends. At home she set up a drafting table and devoted her downtime to inventions, including a bouillon-like cube that when mixed with water would produce an instant soft drink. It was at a dinner at the home of the actress Janet Gaynor in 1940 that she met George ­Antheil. According to Antheil’s autobiography, “Bad Boy of Music,” Hedy requested the meeting because she had read one of his Esquire articles about glands. This was Hollywood, and the most beautiful woman in the world was concerned about...
  • From Celluloid to Cell Phone. (Hedy Lamarr, 1940s actress, designed a jam-proof torpedo system)

    04/21/2003 9:41:59 PM PDT · by Diddley · 10 replies · 342+ views
    ABC News Tech ^ | Apr 21, 2003 | Kris Kosach,
    She was considered one of the most beautiful women ever to grace the silver screen, but Hedy Lamarr never wanted to be known as just a pretty face. . . . . . She is credited for patenting a technology that is used every day. Hers is a story that is something right out of … well … Hollywood. A Kept Woman Finds Freedom Upon the insistence of her parents, Hedy wed a prominent Austrian munitions tycoon by the name of Fritz Mandl. Mandl took his teenage bride everywhere, including prominent business meetings with his biggest client, the Nazi Party....

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