“More than just a pretty face.” That expression has never applied more aptly to anyone as it does actress Hedy Lamarr. In the 1930s and 40s, Hedy Lamarr was considered the world’s most beautiful woman. Never taken seriously in her lifetime – and manipulated by powerful men like studio mogul Louis B. Mayer (sound familiar?) – Lamar never got the recognition she deserved.
Rather, Lamarr led a secret life. She was also the inventor of “frequency hopping,” which was used by the U.S. Navy during World War II to make torpedoes radio-controlled and unjammable by their targets. Today, her invention is the basis for that smart phone that you just might be reading this on.
Bombshell is co-presented by the IU Cinema and will be screened at the Cinema on March 27 at 7pm.
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