Thank you to Explaining History for publishing my piece on Hedy Lamarr.
Ask anyone during the ‘40s and ‘50s who Hedy Lamarr is and not a one of them would have shrugged. Everyone knew that name. More importantly for her career, everyone knew that face even more. What they did not know, however, was two things.
Hedy Lamarr was one of the smartest people in Hollywood.
Those smarts would invent a process that would outstrip pretty much everything else she ever did on the silver stage.