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In this marvelous documentary, a brilliant woman - "I'm a very simple, complicated person" - finally gets her due.
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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Startlet. Screen Siren. The Most Beautiful Woman in the World. All phrases used to describe 1940’s Hollywood actress Hedy Lamarr. Alexandra Dean’s illuminating documentary adds Inventor to the list. Known for her matchless beauty and electric screen persona, Lamarr’s legion of fans never knew she possessed such a beautiful mind. An Austrian Jewish émigré who acted by day and drew mechanical and electronic inventions by night, Lamarr came up with a “secret communication system” to help the Allies to beat the Nazis. Weaving in Lamarr’s own voice from archival recordings, Dean reveals how Lamarr gave her patent to the Navy, received no credit for her contributions, and wound up impoverished in her latter years. Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story is a film for lovers of history, Hollywood and science. -Tribeca Film Festival

Played at

Music Hall, 1.12.18 - 1.18.18
Town Center 5, 1.06.18 - 1.15.18
Playhouse 7, 12.15.17 - 12.21.17
Rated NR
Runtime: 90 min
Language: English

Director: Alexandra Dean
FEATURED REVIEW: Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
The actress Hedy Lamarr appeared in close to three-dozen films during Hollywood's Golden Age, but her life had more drama than any of them. As detailed in Alexandra Dean's timely documentary, "Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story," the actress who played Delilah to Victor Matur...