'Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story'

'Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story' (credit: Reframed Pictures)

Jan Wahl Movie Review: 'Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story'

Jan Wahl
March 09, 2018 - 3:53 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS Radio) - This week, KCBS Radio's Entertainment Reporter Jan Wahl reviews the documentary on the life of actress Hedy Lamarr. Produced by Susan Sarandon's film company Reframed Pictures.

BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY (Not Rated) 88 min
Studio: Reframed Pictures
Written by: Alexandra Dean
Director: Alexandra Dean
Featuring appearances by: Diane Kruger, Mel Brooks, Peter Bogdanovich and Hedy Lamarr (archival footage)

About The Movie:
What do the most ravishingly beautiful actress of the 1930s and 40s and the inventor whose concepts were the basis of cell phone and bluetooth technology have in common? They are both Hedy Lamarr, the glamour icon whose ravishing visage was the inspiration for Snow White and Cat Woman and a technological trailblazer who perfected a secure radio guidance system for Allied torpedoes during WWII. Weaving interviews and clips with never-before-heard audio tapes of Hedy speaking on the record about her incredible life—from her beginnings as an Austrian Jewish emigre to her scandalous nude scene in the 1933 film Ecstasy to her glittering Hollywood life to her ground-breaking, but completely uncredited inventions to her latter years when she became a recluse, impoverished and almost forgotten—BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY brings to light the story of an unusual and accomplished woman, spurned as too beautiful to be smart, but a role model to this day.

Source: zeitgeistfilms.com

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