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By Ruth Barton

ISBN-10: 0813126045

ISBN-13: 9780813126043

ISBN-10: 0813136547

ISBN-13: 9780813136547

Hedy Lamarr's lifestyles used to be punctuated by means of salacious rumors and public scandal, however it was once her attractive appears and vintage Hollywood glamour that regularly captivated audiences. Born Hedwig Kiesler, she escaped an unsatisfied marriage with palms broker Fritz Mandl in Austria to aim her success in Hollywood, the place her amazing visual appeal made her a monitor legend. Her infamous nude function within the erotic Czech movie Ecstasy (1933), in addition to her paintings with Cecil B. DeMille (Samson and Delilah, 1949), Walter Wanger (Algiers, 1938), and studio government Louis B. Mayer catapulted her attractive and provocative recognition as a high-profile intercourse symbol.

In Hedy Lamarr: the main attractive girl in Film, Ruth Barton explores the numerous points of the monitor legend, together with her lifestyles as an inventor. operating with avant-garde composer and movie scorer George Antheil, Lamarr helped to boost and patent unfold spectrum know-how, that's nonetheless utilized in cellphone conversation. notwithstanding, regardless of her display personality and clinical luck, Lamarr's own existence triggered relatively a scandal. A string of failed marriages, a lawsuit opposed to her writer relating to her sensational autobiography, and shoplifting fees made her notorious past her celebrity.

Drawing on vast learn into either the recorded truths of Lamarr's lifestyles and the rumors that made her infamous, Barton acknowledges Lamarr's contributions to either movie and expertise whereas revealing the arguable and conflicted girl beneath. Hedy Lamarr: the main attractive lady in Film illuminates the lifetime of a vintage Hollywood icon.

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