Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (12A)

Documentaries at Storyhouse Running from
Last event: Monday 30 April 2018 at 8.45pm
  • £9.50 / £8.50 for screenings before 5pm
    Aged Under 26: £7 / £6
    Tuesday & Thursday Silver Screenings Over 60s: £6 before 5pm

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  • Cinema

Director: Alexandra Dean

Hollywood star Hedy Lamarr was known as the world’s most beautiful woman – Snow White and Cat Woman were both based on her iconic look. However, her arresting looks and glamorous life stood in the way of her being given the credit she deserved as an ingenious inventor whose pioneering work helped revolutionize modern communication. She was an Austrian Jewish emigre who invented a covert communication system to try and help defeat the Nazis, then gave her patent to the Navy, but was ignored and told to sell kisses for war bonds instead. It was only towards the very end of her life that tech pioneers discovered her concept which is now used as the basis for secure WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth. Produced by campaigning film star Susan Sarandon.

 

There will be 15-20 minutes of trailers and adverts before the screening (not included in duration).

Certificate:

12A

Duration

Approx 89 mins

Languages:

English

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