Starlet of the silver screen Hedy Lamarr was once considered the “most beautiful woman in the world.” But few may know that the legendary actress was responsible for a technological breakthrough that has become the basis for the security of today’s WiFi and GPS, and invented a “secret communication system” to assist the Allies in WWII. Alexandra Dean’s documentary Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story shares a rare glimpse into the genius behind the scenes. Through archival recordings, Dean reveals that Lamarr’s struggle to have her invention taken seriously was one of defiance, brilliance, and heroism.
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