5 Dec 2011

The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 3:06 pm on 5 December 2011

The life of Hedy Lamarr is the stuff of legitimate legend. Born to Jewish parents in Austria in 1913, she married an Austrian munitions millionaire but fled the marriage and Europe before the start of World War Two. In his book 'Hedy's Folly: The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World', Pulitzer prize winning author Richard Rhodes tells the unlikely story of the starlet genius and her ideas - ideas for the military, for radio controlled missiles and the future cell phone industry.