Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story 12A

Film

Please note: This was screened in March 2018

Director:
Alexandra Dean
Cast:
Nino Amareno, Charles Amirkhanian, Jeanine Basinger
Duration:
90 mins, 2017, USA

By day, a glamorous film star, by night a technology pioneer, join us for this documentary about Hedy Lamarr, a Hollywood wild child with a brilliant mind who co-invented 1940s wireless technology.

Starlet. Screen siren. The Most Beautiful Woman in the World. All phrases used to describe 1940s actress Hedy Lamarr - in fact, Snow White and Cat Woman were both based on her iconic look. However, her beauty and glamorous life stood in the way of her being given the credit she deserved as an ingenious inventor whose pioneering work helped revolutionise modern communication.

Rediscover her incredible life with never before heard interviews and clips as it details her acting by day, then drawing mechanical and electronic inventions by night. Hedy Lamarr was a true technological trailblazer and this film is perfect for lovers of Hollywood, history, and science…