Hedy Lamarr Overview:

Legendary actress, Hedy Lamarr, was born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler on Nov 9, 1913 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary [now Austria]. Lamarr died at the age of 86 on Jan 19, 2000 in Orlando, FL and was cremated and her ashes scattered in Wienerwald Forest near Vienna Austria.

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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Lamarr was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Film on Inspiring Feminist

By Judy on May 6, 2020 From Cary Grant Won't Eat You

Bombshell: The Story (2017) is that rare documentary that is somehow uplifting–even when its tale is not. The fact that Bombshell is a story of triumph amidst adversity makes it a perfect film for our time. I knew the bare outlines of Lamarr’s story: the scandalous film that ... Read full article


Discovering : Ecstasy (1933)

By Virginie Pronovost on Nov 10, 2018 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

Yesterday, one of the women who was considered one of the most beautiful figures of the silver screen would have been 104 years old. She’s not with us anymore, but that’s not a valid excuse not to celebrate her. I’m talking about ! It’s my blogging friend Samantha ... Read full article


Bombshell: The Story – Exclusive Interview with Director Alexandra Dean

By minooallen on Jun 14, 2018 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Bombshell: The Story Exclusive Interview with Director Alexandra Dean Bombshell: The Story When it comes to women, whether in real life or as depicted in art, there always seems to be a tendency to place them in some sort of dichotomy. They?re either a whore or a Madonna, a b... Read full article


Beautiful Face, Beautiful Mind: "Bombshell: The Story"

By The Lady Eve on Mar 12, 2018 From Lady Eve's Reel Life

As a 5-year-old she completely took apart and put back together her toy music box. She was a child who was very close to her father, a bank director with an interest in inventing. Regularly during their walks through Vienna, where she was born in 1914, he would explain to her the inner workings of m... Read full article


?Bombshell: The Story? Movie Ticket Giveaway (Landmark Theaters) (Feb)

By Annmarie Gatti on Feb 5, 2018 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

?Bombshell:?The Story? Landmark Theatres Movie?Ticket Giveaway: Boston, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Denver, San Diego, San Francisco, Berkeley ?A thoroughly engaging, eye-opening showbiz doc!? ? The Hollywood Reporter Do you live near, or expect to be in, any of the above c... Read full article


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Hedy Lamarr Quotes:

Pepe le Moko: What did you do before?
Gaby: Before what?
Pepe le Moko: Before... the jewels.
Gaby: I wanted them.


Grandma: Part of living is meeting tragedy and rising above it. A woman doesn't amount to anything unless she can do it. It takes a long while to learn that that's true.
Johnny Jones: Thank you for telling me.


Dr. David S. Cousins: Say, women are supposed to scream, are you afraid of mice?
Madeleine Damien: No but next time I'll scream.


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Hedy's credited invention was for a radio guiding system for torpedoes which was used in WWII. She supposedly gained the knowledge from her first husband, Fritz Mandl, a Viennese munitions dealer who sided with the Nazis. Hedy drugged her maid to escape her husband and homeland.

For her appearance in Ecstasy (1933), Hedy is credited as being the first nude woman as well as portraying the first sex-scene in film history. Scenes were cut and additional ones added in order to be able to release it in some countries. However, she was actually at least 18 years too late to be the first nude woman in film, as both Inspiration (1915) and Lois Weber's Hypocrites (1915) had beaten her to it.

Arrested for shoplifting in 1991. One year probation.

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