Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story Purchase Tickets
Director: Alexandra Dean | Producer: Alexandra Dean | USA / 2017 / 90 min / Documentary
Alexandra Dean in attendance.
About the Film
Good looks made Hedy Lamarr a 1940s Hollywood siren, but her beautiful mind earned her a spot in technology history. During World War II, the Austrian Jewish émigrée developed a secret communications system that she hoped would help defeat the Nazis—one that would later serve as the basis for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Weaving in archival interviews with the glamorous actress, this film for lovers of history, Hollywood, and science reveals Lamarr's under-acknowledged role as a pioneering inventor.