Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Synopsis: The life and career of the hailed Hollywood movie star and underappreciated genius inventor, Hedy Lamarr.
Director(s): Alexandra Dean
Production: Reframed Pictures
  8 wins & 5 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.4
Metacritic:
70
Rotten Tomatoes:
96%
Year:
2017
88 min
114 Views

Hedy wanted to do

something important

with her life.

She wanted to make her mark.

But she was totally judged

by that face.

One of the most

glamorous stars

show business

ever has produced...

One of the most glamorous stars

the screen has ever known...

And one of the most beautiful

women in the world...

Well, shall we all

say it together?

- I think we all know.

- The most beautiful girl

in the world

Hedy Lamarr.

She becomes the model

for Snow White.

And she inspired Catwoman.

Oh, my God, I mean, she was...

she was the best-looking

movie star that ever lived.

She became my inspiration.

Thank you, thank you,

Hedy, thank you.

It's not Hedy, it's Hedley,

Hedley LaMarr.

I don't know whether it's true,

but you hear things.

I heard that she was

a scientist.

So is this true?

Within the nerd community

at Google,

Hedy Lamarr was

this beloved figure.

For me, she is

this perfect underdog,

like,

crime-fighter-by-night story

because she lived this life

of great accomplishments

and people

didn't really know about it.

I remember sitting up

in a bare attic with my mother,

she said,

"Look, I got a patent."

"You got a patent, Mom?"

- "Yeah."

- "You invented something?"

"Yeah, I invented a secret

communication system, look."

And, today, we have Wi-Fi

and Bluetooth.

That's my mother's technology.

You see?

No.

Well, it is kind of hard

to explain.

Hedy had one of the most

recognizable faces of her time,

and yet, she said

she was never seen

for who she was.

So, who was she?

Tell me something

that I didn't know about you.

I want to be a simple... I am!

I'm a very simple,

complicated person.

Could you help her?

- Yes, but not here.

- But you know what I mean?

You know what I mean!

This book you're writing now,

Hedy, are there...

Incidents, things that

nobody ever knew about me.

- Regrets?

- Oh, no, no regrets.

You learn from everything

all the time.

When I was a child,

she was always working

on her story.

She was going to let

the world know her version

and her story

and her autobiography

in her words, but yet,

it never came to be.

Hedy became a recluse.

She wouldn't even see

her family.

We wanted to spend time

with her,

but she kept us away.

There was so much scandal.

There were different chapters

of scandal.

There was her movie Ecstasy

that she made as an adolescent,

the nudity and the explicitness

of that,

and then the multiple

marriages and divorces,

and then the arrests.

My mother has a hard side

and an easy side,

and as her son, growing up

with Hedy was difficult.

I mean, she had so many sides

and so many faces,

and even I couldn't understand

who Hedy Lamarr was.

I'd been waiting for somebody

to contact me

about Hedy Lamarr

because I had the tapes.

Where did I find it?

It's embarrassing.

I found it

behind that blue trash can.

I'd had stuff stowed there

and I moved it out of the way,

and there it was.

So, in all,

there were four tapes

and this is the first one.

Ready?

Yes?

This is Fleming Meeks

at Forbes.

Oh, hello! Thank you so much

for the roses.

You're very welcome.

I love them!

I'm very pleased.

I was a staff writer at Forbes

and my father was

an astrophysicist at MIT,

and he called me one day,

and he said,

"I've just talked

with this friend of mine here

and he told me

this amazing story

about Hedy Lamarr,"

and, of course, I pursued it.

I want to sell my life story

to Ted Turner

because it's unbelievable.

The opposite

of what people think.

The brains of people

are more interesting

than the looks, I think.

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