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Hedy Lamarr 'Invention' & Inventor: Two MGM Movies

Hedy Lamarr inventor ca. early '40s. Hedy Lamarr: 'Invention' and inventor on Turner Classic Movies Two Hedy Lamarr movies released during her heyday in the early '40s – Victor Fleming's Tortilla Flat (1942), co-starring Spencer Tracy and John Garfield, and King Vidor's H.M. Pulham, Esq. (1941), co-starring Robert Young and Ruth Hussey – will be broadcast on Turner Classic Movies on Wednesday, Nov. 12, '14, at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. PT, respectively. Best known as a glamorous Hollywood star (Ziegfeld Girl, White Cargo, Samson and Delilah), the Viennese-born Lamarr (née Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler), who would have turned 100 on Nov. 9, was also an inventor: she co-developed and patented with composer George Antheil the concept of frequency hopping, […]


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Hedy Lamarr 'Invention' & Inventor: Two MGM Movies



Barbara La Marr at the Mount View Cemetery

Barbara La Marr dies in the arms of Ramon Novarro in Thy Name Is Woman. Not a bad way to go.   Cecilia Rasmussen in the Los Angeles Times: “Silent-film actress and screenwriter Barbara La Marr once said, 'I take lovers like roses . . . by the dozen.' “And she was hardly exaggerating: By age 19 she had been married three times, divorced and widowed. In her 20s, she married twice more. Still, she found time to become a world-famous actress, only to die at 29 a few months after collapsing on a movie set. “Despite the fact that the Jazz Age screen goddess died in Altadena more than 80 years ago, she will 'return' as 'hostess' of a […]


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Barbara La Marr at the Mount View Cemetery