Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
Date: Wednesday, December 6th
Location: Bow Tie Squire Cinemas (115 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck)
Alexandra Dean | USA | English | 90 min | Documentary
Alexandra Dean’s illuminating documentary adds Inventor to the list. Known for her matchless beauty and electric screen persona, Lamarr’s legion of fans never knew she possessed such a beautiful mind. An Austrian Jewish émigré who acted by day and drew mechanical and electronic inventions by night, Lamarr came up with a “secret communication system” to help the Allies to beat the Nazis. Weaving in Lamarr’s own voice from archival recordings, Dean reveals how Lamarr gave her patent to the Navy, received no credit for her contributions, and wound up impoverished in her latter years.