Hedy Lamarr

Actress, inventor Hedy Lamarr

Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian-born American actress, celebrated for her great beauty, who was a major contract star of MGM's "Golden Age". When she worked with Max Reinhardt in Berlin, he called her the "most beautiful woman in Europe" due to her "strikingly dark exotic looks", a sentiment widely shared by her audiences and critics.
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Carmichael Artists Win Juror Awards in KVIE Art Auction - Patch.com
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Royal's silkscreen piece titled “Hedy” is an image of the actress Hedy Lamarr. Royal is an affiliate of Archival Framing and has been making art for 15 years. Ryan's watercolor titled “Still Life with Fruits and Flowers” is described as an exploration
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Jean Gabin on TCM: GRAND ILLUSION, PEPE LE MOKO, TOUCHEZ PAS AU GRISBI - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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Those whose idea of cinema begins and ends in Hollywood will probably recognize that tale from a John Cromwell-directed 1938 Charles Boyer vehicle titled Algiers (1938), which also featured Hedy Lamarr in her first English-speaking role
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'Conan' more brawn than brains - Boston Herald
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C+ When asked about seeing Cecil B. DeMille's 1949 biblical extravaganza “Samson and Delilah” with Victor Mature and Hedy LaMarr, Groucho Marx famously observed that Samson's “bosoms” were bigger than Delilah's. That is also true of leading man Jason
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Library Film Series Celebrates Glamorous Ladies From Hollywood's Golden Age - NJ TODAY
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Featured in the program are the personalities and talents of Hedy Lamarr, Rita Hayworh, Veronica Lake, Elizabeth Taylor, and Marlene Dietrich. Each of these beauties had a unique screen presence which appealed to moviegoers throughout the world
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The new Jewess: A rising generation of actresses overturns old tropes - SanFranciscoSentinel.com
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Actresses Mae West, whose mother was of Bavarian Jewish heritage, and Judy Holliday, whose parents were of Russian-Jewish decent, both fared well as comedians, but never as leading dramatic actresses, while Theda Bara, Alla Nazimova and Hedy Lamarr
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Claudette Colbert on TCM: BOOM TOWN, PARRISH, MIDNIGHT, OUTPOST IN MALAYA - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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The box-office blockbuster Boom Town is a comedy-drama featuring four big names: Colbert, Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, and Hedy Lamarr. It's also mostly a dud, much like the previous (highly popular) Tracy-Gable pairing, Test Pilot (1938)
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Thursday Open Thread: Lamarr Edition - Big Government
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Hedy Lamarr was (IMO) the most beautiful actress who ever graced the big screen. She was the consummate patriotic American and often served her country in the war effort. I read her biography "Ecstacy and Me" and was impressed by her talent and
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Story Notes for Blazing Saddles - AMCtv.com (blog)
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Actress Hedy Lamarr actually did sue because of the use of her name in the movie. According to Brooks, they settled out of court for a few thousand dollars and an apology. The credit for inventing the Candygram goes to Western Union
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Way back when: Today in history - Tulsa World
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It featured five big-name actors - Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Claudette Colbert, Hedy Lamarr and Frank Morgan. Officers outnumbered hippies in the area around Turner Falls State Park where a rock festival that was expected to draw 30000 had been
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Ronald Colman Movie Schedule: LOST HORIZON, HER NIGHT OF ROMANCE, RAFFLES - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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Cast: Ronald Colman, Jane Wyatt, Edward Everett Horton. BW-133 mins. 4:15 AM THE STORY OF MANKIND (1957) Satan and the spirit of mankind contend for the future of humanity. Dir: Irwin Allen. Cast: Ronald Colman, Hedy Lamarr, Groucho Marx. C-100 mins
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Hedy Lamarr Was Not Just Another Pretty Face - Investor's Business Daily
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At his side was his Jewish-born bride, the actress who years later — as Hedy Lamarr (1913-2000) — would be called Hollywood's greatest beauty. With furs and jewels, Hedy was swathed in luxury. She also had to deal with Mandl, a domineering husband
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Artist to be featured at Prosser Art Walk - Mid Columbia Tri City Herald
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Loder-DeLuca is the daughter of the late actress Hedy Lamarr, who has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Loder-DeLuca studied art at the University of Southern California and specializes in portraits of pop culture stars
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Winona Ryder highlights $11 billion shoplifting tsunami - NOLA.com
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Then there are the celebrities -- Hedy Lamarr, Bess Myerson and, of course, Winona Ryder, who in December 2001 was nailed by security guards for trying to steal about $6000 of designer clothing from a Beverly Hills Saks Fifth Avenue
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DVD Extra: John Garfield at the Warner Archive, Part 2 - New York Post (blog)
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Garfield was third-billed in this fairly lavish adaptation of John Steinbeck's story behind two of MGM's top stars, Spencer Tracy and Hedy Lamarr, but basically the film revolves around his character. Garfield plays Danny Alvarez, a Mexican-American
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Great Weekend Reads - Daily Beast
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In 1966, Hedy Lamarr had launched the tradition of the celebrity shoplifter by swiping a $40 suit and several other items from a Los Angeles department store. The media tracked both scandals with gleeful interest. Life magazine ran a photo of Lamarr
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On This Day in History: June 30 'I Was a Sepia Hedy Lamarr' - Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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Lena once said: “In my early days I was a sepia Hedy Lamarr. Now I'm black and a woman, singing my own way.” She later performed on the nightclub circuit and made hit LP and CD recordings. She was on Broadway in 1957 in Jamaica
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'The Steal' Probes the Psychology of Shoplifting - Chicagomag.com
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From left: Hedy Lamarr, Bess Myerson, Mike Leake, Lindsay Lohan, and Winona Ryder A decade later, the videotapes remain just as compelling: A slight woman wanders through the floors of the Saks Fifth Avenue department store in Beverly Hills,
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Hollywood Auction Ends Myth of Zaftig Marilyn: Virginia Postrel - Bloomberg
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Sharing a rotating mirrored platform with Hedy Lamarr's peacock gown from “Samson and Delilah” and Kim Novak's rhinestone- fringed show dress from “Jeanne Eagels,” Monroe's costume was displayed on a mannequin that had been carved down from a standard
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Hedy Lamarr
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2000
    Age 85
    Lamarr left James Loder out of her will and he sued for control of the US$3.3 million estate left by Lamarr in 2000.
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  • 1997
    Age 82
    For several years beginning in 1997, the boxes of CorelDRAW’s software suites were graced by a large Corel-drawn image of Lamarr.
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  • 1981
    Age 66
    With failing eyesight, she retreated from public life and settled in Miami Beach, Florida, in 1981.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1974
    Age 59
    In 1974, she filed an invasion of privacy lawsuit for US$10 million for an unauthorized use of her name (i.e. "Hedley Lamarr" in Mel Brooks' comedy film Blazing Saddles); the case was settled out of court.
  • 1966
    Age 51
    Her autobiography, Ecstasy and Me, was published in 1966, however she said on TV that it was not actually written by her, implying that much of it was fictional.
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    In 1966, she was arrested for shoplifting in Los Angeles.
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  • 1965
    Age 50
    Following her sixth and final divorce in 1965, Hedy Lamarr remained single for the last 35 years of her life.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1953
    Age 38
    Lamarr became a naturalized citizen of the United States on 10 April 1953, at age 38.
  • 1950
    Age 35
    She appeared only sporadically in films after 1950, one of her last roles being that of Joan of Arc in Irwin Allen's critically panned epic, The Story of Mankind (1957).
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  • 1945
    Age 30
    After leaving MGM in 1945, she enjoyed her biggest success as Delilah in Cecil B. DeMille's Samson and Delilah, the highest-grossing film of 1949, with Victor Mature as the Biblical strongman.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1942
    Age 27
    Their invention was granted a patent on 11 August 1942 (filed using her married name Hedy Kiesler Markey). Yet, it was technologically difficult to implement, and the U.S. Navy was not receptive to considering inventions coming from outside the military at the time. Only in 1962, at the time of the Cuban missile crisis, did an updated version of their design appear on Navy ships.
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  • 1941
    Age 26
    Lamarr was married and divorced six times. She adopted a son, James, in 1941, during her second marriage to Gene Markey.
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  • 1940
    Age 25
    Lamarr made 18 films from 1940 to 1949 and also had two children during that time (in 1945 and 1947).
  • 1938
    Age 23
    He brought Hedy to Hollywood in 1938 and began promoting her as the "world's most beautiful woman."
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  • 1937
    Age 22
    After escaping her estranged husband, she fled to Paris in 1937, where she met Louis B. Mayer, who was scouting for talent in Europe.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1933
    Age 18
    At age 18 on 10 August 1933, Lamarr married Friedrich Mandl, a wealthy (he was reputed to be the third richest man in Austria) and extremely jealous Austrian military arms merchant and munitions manufacturer.
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    In early 1933, at age 18, she starred in Gustav Machatý's film, Ecstasy (Ekstase in German, Extase in Czech), which was filmed in Prague, Czechoslovakia.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1914
    Born
    Lamarr was born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler in 1914 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary, the only child of Gertrud "Trude" Kiesler (née Lichtwitz; 3 February 1894 – 27 February 1977) and Emil Kiesler (27 December 1880 – 14 February 1935).
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