Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

 
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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story 

[ Madman / DVD ]

Release Date: Thursday 11 October 2018

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Rated: M - Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993M Nudity

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.

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.

"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. Ms. Dean's most valuable resource, though, are Lamarr's taped interviews with Fleming Meeks, a journalist." New York Times

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