This profile of 1940s movie star Hedy Lamarr sheds light on a mostly forgotten aspect of her life: her work as a trailblazing inventor. Lamarr developed an advanced communication system for the U.S. Navy in order to help defeat the Nazis; decades later, her innovations are still being used in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Directed by Alexandra Dean.~Jack Rodgers
Interview with Director Alexandra Dean
Outtakes with Gillian Jacobs, Mel Brooks, and Robert Osborne
Manya Hartmayer Breuer
Keegan DeWittComposer (Music Score)
Junko TsunashimaSupervising Producer
Michael KantorExecutive Producer
Regina ScullyExecutive Producer
Susan SarandonExecutive Producer
Documentary, Special Interests
Beauty & Fashion [nf],Biography [nf],Film & Television History [nf],Inventions & Innovations [nf]
Hedy Lamarr was called the most beautiful woman in the world during her days in Hollywood and you can see why in some of the pictures they show but the thrust of this story is her great work during WWII on frequency hoping which technology has led to WIFI, GPS, Bluetooth, etc. No one wanted to believe this beautiful woman was capable of accomplishing this work but this documentary goes step by step in showing it is in fact true. Hedy was one unique human being and possibly the most interesting movie star of all time.
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