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Tinseltown Inventor: The Most Beautiful Woman in the World, Hedy Lamarr
Wednesday, May 15 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Is Hedy Lamarr a smoldering, bejeweled temptress, perched on velour cushions, in the 1949 Hollywood classic Samson and Delilah? Or a demure and professionally clad inventor, embarking on scientific ideas that were generations ahead of her time?
Hedy Lamarr was not only a great starlet in Hollywood’s Golden Age; she was also devoted to helping the Allies beat the NAZI forces in WWII. Whether selling war bonds for $50,000 a kiss, or inventing a secret communication system, with the help of American composer George Antheil, Hedy Lamarr knows she is more than just a glamorous girl!
Watch as this young Viennese refugee transforms to become the most beautiful woman in the world, all the while inventing technology that would become the forerunner to GPS, WIFI, and all wireless telecommunications using Spread Spectrum Technology.
This dramatic presentation is suitable for ages 13 and up; free; no registration required.