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good HED [ on her shoulders ]?!......watching the Hedy Lamar documentary 'Bombshell'........
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: October 11, 2018 04:24PM
.....very interesting [ free from the local library ]....

.....What do the most ravishingly beautiful actress of the 1930s and 40s and the inventor whose concepts were the basis of cell phone and bluetooth technology have in common? They are both Hedy Lamarr, the glamour icon whose ravishing visage was the inspiration for Snow White and Cat Woman and a technological trailblazer who perfected a radio system to throw Nazi torpedoes off course during WWII.

Weaving interviews and clips with never-before-heard audio tapes of Hedy speaking on the record about her incredible life—from her beginnings as an Austrian Jewish emigre to her scandalous nude scene in the 1933 film Ecstasy to her glittering Hollywood life to her ground-breaking, but completely uncredited inventions to her latter years when she became a recluse, impoverished and almost forgotten—BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY brings to light the story of an unusual and accomplished woman, spurned as too beautiful to be smart, but a role model to this day.........

if you want to watch an interesting documentary.......?!


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Re: good HED [ on her shoulders ]?!......watching the Hedy Lamar documentary 'Bombshell'........
Posted by: bfd
Date: October 11, 2018 05:05PM
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Re: good HED [ on her shoulders ]?!......watching the Hedy Lamar documentary 'Bombshell'........
Posted by: GeneL
Date: October 11, 2018 11:12PM
My mom's youngest sister was a ringer for Hedy Lamarr! She was so beautiful to me that I had a "oedipal" crush on her when I was very little. Seeing Hedy Lamarr's "glamour" photos you can see why, no?

Little known today, she invented the Spread Spectrum Technology that has had such a big impact on our communications today.

An excerpt from Wikipedia:

Among the few who knew of Lamarr's inventiveness was aviation tycoon Howard Hughes. She suggested he change the rather square design of his aeroplanes (which she thought looked too slow) to a more streamlined shape, based on pictures of the fastest birds and fishes she could find. Lamarr discussed her relationship with Hughes during an interview, saying that while they dated, he actively supported her "tinkering" hobbies. He put his team of science engineers at her disposal, saying they would do or make anything she asked for.[35]

During World War II, Lamarr learned that radio-controlled torpedoes, an emerging technology in naval war, could easily be jammed and set off course.[36] She thought of creating a frequency-hopping signal that could not be tracked or jammed. She contacted her friend, composer and pianist George Antheil, to help her develop a device for doing that, and he succeeded by synchronizing a miniaturized player-piano mechanism with radio signals.[30] They drafted designs for the frequency-hopping system, which they patented.[37][38] Antheil recalled:

We began talking about the war, which, in the late summer of 1940, was looking most extremely black. Hedy said that she did not feel very comfortable, sitting there in Hollywood and making lots of money when things were in such a state. She said that she knew a good deal about munitions and various secret weapons ... and that she was thinking seriously of quitting MGM and going to Washington, DC, to offer her services to the newly established Inventors' Council.[21]

Their invention was granted a patent under US Patent 2,292,387 on August 11, 1942 (filed using her married name Hedy Kiesler Markey).[39] However, it was technologically difficult to implement, and at that time the U.S. Navy was not receptive to considering inventions coming from outside the military.[28] In 1962, (at the time of the Cuban missile crisis), an updated version of their design at last appeared on Navy ships.[40]

In 1997, Lamarr and Antheil received the Electronic Frontier Foundation Pioneer Award and the Bulbie Gnass Spirit of Achievement Bronze Award, given to individuals whose creative lifetime achievements in the arts, sciences, business, or invention fields have significantly contributed to society.[41] Lamarr was featured on the Science Channel and the Discovery Channel.[12] In 2014, Lamarr and Antheil were posthumously inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.[42]

A really amazing woman that I would have loved to know.

gl @ Dana Point, CA
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Re: good HED [ on her shoulders ]?!......watching the Hedy Lamar documentary 'Bombshell'........
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: October 12, 2018 07:45AM
I saw that documentary. It was quite good!

Paul F.
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Re: good HED [ on her shoulders ]?!......watching the Hedy Lamar documentary 'Bombshell'........
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: October 12, 2018 08:20AM
....sad that she never got paid for her 'frequency hopping' patent which is the basis for wi-fi/gps/bluetooth, etc........ was shown that the navy used it before the patent expired but never paid her....she could have sued them within six years but she didn't know that she could.....

....also said that she resorted to all that plastic surgery in her later years and that because of the studio system, she was addicted to speed......


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