7-27-16- Dr. Hildy®-Hr 1-Wireless Spread-Spectrum Inventor Hedy Lamarr – ‘The Most Beautiful Girl In The World’
7-27-16- Dr. Hildy® – Hour 1 – Wireless Spread-Spectrum Inventor
Hedy Lamarr – ‘The Most Beautiful Girl In The World’ –
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 – 1:00PM-2:00PM Pacific
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HOUR 1 – Throughout Hollywood history, there have been many actresses that have captured the attention of the world. From Mary Pickford to Jennifer Lawrence, the talents and beauty of these women have been lauded by audiences and critics. One of these actresses was Hedy Lamarr, star of Algiers, I Take This Woman, Boomtown, Ziegfeld Girl, and Samson and Delilah. Director Max Reinhardt called her the “most beautiful woman in Europe,” a sentiment widely shared by her audiences and critics. But her acting career is just one facet of her remarkable life, and what many do not know is that Hedy Lamarr was also a prolific inventor, and that we use her inventions every day.
In the first hour of this week’s show, Dr. Hildy and returning guest Veronica Hendricks will discuss Ms. Lamarr’s career as an actress, segueing into her career as an inventor. Born as Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler in 1914 to a Jewish family in Austria, she starred in her first film in Germany in 1933 at 18 years old. That same year, she married a wealthy Austrian arms merchant with ties to the Nazi Party. In 1937, she left him and fled to Paris, where she met Louis B. Mayer, who was scouting for talent in Europe. He persuaded her to change her name to Hedy Lamarr and began promoting her as the “The Most Beautiful Girl In The World”.
Lamarr was billed as an unknown, but well-publicized Austrian actress, which created anticipation in audiences. According to one viewer, when her face first appeared on the screen, “everyone gasped.” In future Hollywood films, she was typecast as the archetypal, glamorous seductress of exotic origin. Lamarr made 18 films from 1940 to 1949, but the lack of acting challenges bored her, and she reportedly took up inventing to relieve her boredom.
Her earliest inventions included a tablet that would dissolve in water to create a carbonated drink. The beverage was unsuccessful; Lamarr herself said it tasted like Alka-Seltzer. With the ongoing World War, Lamarr was inspired to contribute to the war effort, designing a jam-proof radio guidance system for torpedoes. With the help of composer George Antheil, they drafted designs for a new frequency-hopping, spread-spectrum technology that they later patented.
Their invention was granted a patent in 1942. 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. The design is one of the important elements behind today’s spread-spectrum communication technology, such as CDMA, Wi-Fi networks and Bluetooth technology.
Join Dr. Hildy and her guest as they discuss Hedy Lamarr, her inventions, and their effect on you today on One Cell, One Light Radio!
Hedy Lamarr: Invention of Spread Spectrum Technology
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1940’s Film Goddess Hedy Lamarr Responsible For Pioneering Spread Spectrum – Wireless Technology
Hedy Lamarr –Military Communications System
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Charles Boyer and Hedy Lamar are the ill-fated couple in this Hollywood remake of the French classic Pepe le Moko. Boyer is Pepe, the jewel thief hiding out in Algiers’ mazelike and mysterious Casbah. Pepe is a master criminal who rules his field, but when he meets the beautiful Parisian Gaby (Lamarr, in her American film debut), he begins to question his shady existence. Directed by John Cromwell (Dead Reckoning, The Prisoner of Zenda) with dialog by noir master James M. Cain, Algiers was an influence on everything from Warner Bros’ Pepe Le Pew cartoons, to the making of Casablanca. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGFFItr9_8I
BoomTown – 4 HEDY LAMARR Films IN COLOR! – YouTube – Trailers
Hedy Lamarr only made 4 color films. Here are excerpts from all plus a colorized clip from “Boom Town”. REISSUED: Following 12,182 viewings (up to 8 Sep 2009) of the original upload this new upload hopefully corrects the sound fault on the original.
Samson and Delilah – Trailer – YouTube
Ziegfeld Girl 1941 “You Stepped Out of A Dream” – YouTube
I Take This Woman – (Original Trailer).flv – YouTube