Coming to theatres this Friday, November 24:
BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY
Nantucket, Jerusalem, Vancouver, Woodstock, Adelaide
The story of the glamorous Hollywood actress, focused on her groundbreaking work as an inventor.
The film screened as part of the Nantucket Film Festival, for which our program notes read:
Good looks made Hedy Lamarr a 1940s Hollywood siren, but her beautiful mind earned her a spot in technology history. During World War II, the Austrian Jewish émigrée developed a secret communications system that she hoped would help defeat the Nazis – one that would later serve as the basis for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Weaving in archival interviews with the glamorous actress, this film for lovers of history, Hollywood, and science reveals Lamarr’s under-acknowledged role as a pioneering inventor.