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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Starlet of the silver screen Hedy Lamarr was once considered the “most beautiful woman in the world.” But few may know that the legendary actress was responsible for a technological breakthrough that has become the basis for the security of today’s WiFi and GPS, and invented a “secret communication system” to assist the Allies in WWII. Alexandra Dean’s documentary Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story shares a rare glimpse into the genius behind the scenes. Through archival recordings, Dean reveals that Lamarr’s struggle to have her invention taken seriously was one of defiance, brilliance, and heroism.

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