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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



Hedy Lamarr 'Samson and Delilah' Ahead of 'The Hunger Games'?

Charles Boyer, Hedy Lamarr, Algiers Hedy Lamarr can be seen later this month on Turner Classic Movies: I Take This Woman (1940) will be shown on Saturday, April 28, '12, and The Conspirators (1944) on Monday, April 30. I Take This Woman was a troubled production that took so long to make – W.S. Van Dyke replaced Frank Borzage who had replaced original director Josef von Sternberg – that punsters called it “I Retake This Woman.” Spencer Tracy co-stars as a doctor who marries European refugee Lamarr. Jean Negulesco's The Conspirators has several elements in common with Michael Curtiz's Casablanca, including an “exotic” World War II setting (in this case, Lisbon), conflicting loyalties, male lead Paul Henreid, and supporting players […]


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Hedy Lamarr 'Samson and Delilah' Ahead of 'The Hunger Games'?



'Calling Hedy Lamarr' Documentary

Hedy Lamarr Shot in digital format, Georg Misch's entertaining documentary Calling Hedy Lamarr has the look of a well-crafted low-budget movie and the feel of a quirky independent film. That is hardly the sort of approach one would expect to find in a documentary about one of the most beautiful, most glamorous, and most synthetic film stars of the 20th century. Yet, Misch mostly gets away with it. What Calling Hedy Lamarr lacks in terms of style and depth of analysis is compensated for by a sly, offbeat look at the cult of celebrity in American culture. In Calling Hedy Lamarr, several friends and family members of Austrian-born actress and phone addict Hedy Lamarr (1911 or 1913-2000) get together in […]


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'Calling Hedy Lamarr' Documentary