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BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY

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BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY

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. BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY weaves 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, her glittering Hollywood life, her ground-breaking but completely uncredited inventions, and her later years when she became a recluse, impoverished and almost forgotten. BOMBSHELL 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.

New York Times Critic's Pick: “Very enjoyable... Ms. Dean relates Lamarr’s ventures, those onscreen and off, with savvy and narrative snap, fluidly marshaling a mix of original interviews and archival material that includes film clips, home movies and other footage.” —Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“A masterful portrait of a most complex character... Restores Lamarr’s rightful place in the history not only of film, but of science as well.” —Yael Friedman, The Economist

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