New documentary to watch: Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Paste magazine listed 10 upcoming documentaries to check out. One if them is

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Much, much more than just a pretty face, old Hollywood screen siren Hedy Lamarr invented the blueprints for the very technologies you’re now using to read this story and carry about your everyday life (that would be secure WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth). So why did this Austrian Jewish emigrant develop her then-covert communications system? To fight Nazis, of course. This film, which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival last year, includes previously unheard recordings of the now-deceased Lamarr talking about her research as well as a retrospective on her personal life (six marriages!) and her rocky relationships with the likes of MGM’s Louis B. Mayer and director Cecil B. DeMille.

 

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