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Blessed—or from her perspective, cursed—with one of the most beautiful faces in the history of Hollywood, Hedy Lamarr has long been identified with her seductress roles in such films as Samson and Delilah and White Cargo. As it turns out, Lamarr’s incredibly glamorous façade concealed blazing intellectual ambition and a fascinating, idiosyncratic inner life. Gifted with an uncanny ability for scientific invention, the Hollywood icon devised a communications system during World War II that would later prove instrumental in the development of the technologies used for cell phones and Bluetooth devices. Through Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story’s wealth of personal interviews, we learn that this incredible invention is what Lamarr most wanted to be remembered for—a fame very different from the uneasy celebrity that followed her infamous nude scene in the scandalous Ecstasy. A portrait of Hollywood tragedy and a rewriting of the historical record, Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story is one the year’s most memorable non-fiction films.
Director Alexandra Dean | 2017 | In English | 90 minutes | NR (brief nudity) | DCP