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by Ruth Barton Ph.D.

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Author: Ruth Barton Ph.D.
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky; 1st edition (June 7, 2010)
Language: English
Pages: 312
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Hedy's Folly: The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in th. y. .The film world has been waiting for a thorough, reliable book on Hedy Lamarr, covering or uncovering everything from nudity to radar.

The film world has been waiting for a thorough, reliable book on Hedy Lamarr, covering or uncovering everything from nudity to radar. Well, this is it, the best book on the strange lady we are likely to have. ―David Thomson, author of The New Biographical Dictionary of Film. The life of Hedy Lamarr, one of Hollywood's most beautiful faces, was dogged by controversy and condescension throughout her film career.

Hedy Lamarr's life was punctuated by salacious rumors and public scandal .

Hedy Lamarr's life was punctuated by salacious rumors and public scandal, but it was her stunning looks and classic Hollywood glamour that continuously captivated audiences. Born Hedwig Kiesler, she escaped an unhappy marriage with arms dealer Fritz Mandl in Austria to try her luck in Hollywood, where her striking appearance made her a screen legend. However, despite her screen persona and scientific success, Lamarr's personal life caused quite a scandal.

explores the many facets of the screen legend, including her life as an inventor. Working with avant-garde composer and film scorer George Antheil, Lamarr helped to develop and patent spread spectrum technology, which is still used in mobile phone communication.

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Author Ruth Barton Publisher The University Press of Kentucky Publication Date 2010-06-07 Section Film

Author Ruth Barton Publisher The University Press of Kentucky Publication Date 2010-06-07 Section Film. Type New Format Hardcover ISBN 9780813126043.

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In Hedy Lamarr: The Most Beautiful Woman in Film, Ruth Barton explores the many facets of the screen legend, including her life as an inventor. 2 The Most Beautiful Girl in the World.

Hedy Lamarr's life was punctuated by salacious rumors and public scandal, but it was her stunning looks and classic Hollywood glamour that continuously captivated audiences

Hedy Lamarr's life was punctuated by salacious rumors and public scandal, but it was her stunning looks and classic Hollywood glamour that continuously captivated audiences.

Hedy Lamarr's life was punctuated by salacious rumors and public scandal, but it was her stunning looks and classic Hollywood glamour that continuously captivated audiences. Born Hedwig Kiesler, she escaped an unhappy marriage with arms dealer Fritz Mandl in Austria to try her luck in Hollywood, where her striking appearance made her a screen legend. Her notorious nude role in the erotic Czech film Ecstasy (1933), as well as her work with Cecil B. DeMille (Samson and Delilah, 1949), Walter Wanger (Algiers, 1938), and studio executive Louis B. Mayer catapulted her alluring and provocative reputation as a high-profile sex symbol.In Hedy Lamarr: The Most Beautiful Woman in Film, Ruth Barton explores the many facets of the screen legend, including her life as an inventor. Working with avant-garde composer and film scorer George Antheil, Lamarr helped to develop and patent spread spectrum technology, which is still used in mobile phone communication. However, despite her screen persona and scientific success, Lamarr's personal life caused quite a scandal. A string of failed marriages, a lawsuit against her publisher regarding her sensational autobiography, and shoplifting charges made her infamous beyond her celebrity.Drawing on extensive research into both the recorded truths of Lamarr's life and the rumors that made her notorious, Barton recognizes Lamarr's contributions to both film and technology while revealing the controversial and conflicted woman underneath. Hedy Lamarr: The Most Beautiful Woman in Film illuminates the life of a classic Hollywood icon.
Comments: (7)
Hallolan
Repetetive description of subject's same characteristic by author was tedious. For example, that she was a poor actress in the author's evaluation, was OK with me. But I am not retarded, and the author did not have to repeat it a number of times. On one page, author mentions it twice.
Another major flaw was the continuous mention of numerous discrepancies in the description of Hedy's life. Instead of some research by the author, and then giving her opinion. She repeatedly does the "he said, she said" type of history. I do not mean that everything should be absolute in its writing, but no evidence of author thinking about writing many times totally contradictory facts as stated by various people.
My interest was aroused by Hedy's frequency hopping development and when I was young, I was very taken with her looks.
If you consider buying this book, save yourself time and money. You can get more interesting material searching for another book or surf the internet.
Felhalar
No doubt about it, a favorite of men through the years, the envy of women. Hedy Lamarr's life is more thrilling, more fascinating and captivating and even "strange" than most of her films ever were. Ruth Barton narrates many facts of Miss Lamarr's life, already known. . . early years in Vienna, movie roles, marriages, shoplifting charges, an inventor. . . but also tells details of her private life after "retirement" in New York and Florida. . .For the many men who may have dreamed of dating Hedy. . .or even spending a night with her, this biography may convince them that Hedy is to be more admired and "wished for," from a distance. . .to see her on the screen is a delight, a dream and an escape from reality. . . to be close to her, maybe a heartbreak!

A biography on Hedy Lamarr has been hoped for and anticipated by her still many fans for a long time. . .Ruth Barton has written a biography which makes Hedy come alive and entertain us once again.
Zargelynd
With all I've read I wonder what is true, differing accounts of how she escaped from Mandl. Good read.
Vathennece
In its way this biography exposes an era of film making before & during the war years. You get a view of the great monguls of that time, and the actors who were minipulated and helpless in making their own decisions..even in their private lives. Europeans were leaving, by the droves, to escape the threat of Hitler...many in the film world, not only actors who ended up in Hollywood...and so Hedy Lamarr appears. When reading you get the feel of these foreigners, and their plight to adjust to America. Hedy's story is a pitiful one to me...for in that pretty head was a sharp mind. Her life is in paralell to the movie "Sunset Boulevard". I found it interesting because it opens up a world of theatre...It's not everyone's cup of tea. What I found lacking was the way the author handled it..not to say that the research is wrong. I have read many biographies in my time, and I feel the writing and approach could have been different.
Kulafyn
Very interesting.
Taun
Incredible book!!
Cherry The Countess
fine
great book