Full of eye-opening surprises, BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY goes behind the public persona of a deeply misunderstood Hollywood starlet to reveal the thwarted ambitions of a brilliant inventor. Known for her glamour and sex appeal, Hedy Lamarr rose to fame in the 1930s and ‘40s. But her iconic career was largely tainted by both her own lurid offscreen exploits and screen roles that objectified her. What history had overlooked was Lamarr’s uncredited achievements in mechanics and technology. An Austrian Jewish émigré who fled her Nazi sympathizer husband, she pursued a future in show business while patenting a secret WWII communications system that is the foundation of today’s wireless technology. Hedy Lamarr narrates her trailblazing story through never-before-heard audio recordings, augmented by interviews with surviving family, friends and luminaries.
Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
Running Time 90 minutes | Genre Documentary | Subject Academic Themes, American Jewish Life, The Arts, Biographies, The Holocaust & WWII, Women's Stories | Directors Alexandra Dean | Country USA | Year 2017