For the classic film buff, there’s no woman more beautiful, or more enigmatic than the legendary Hedy Lamarr. Her shocking nude role in the erotic Czezh film Ecstasy (1933), as well as her work with Cecil B. DeMille (Samson and Delilah, 1949), Walter Wanger (Algiers, 1938), and studio executive Louis B. Mayer earned her a reputation as an alluring and provocative high-profile sex symbol.
In Hedy Lamarr: The Most Beautiful Woman in Film, Ruth Barton explores the many facets of the screen legend, including her life as an inventor. Not only is Hedy’s life now explained in print, but our good friends, Sarah and Deblina from the podcast Stuff You Missed in History Class from HowStuffWorks.com, recount Hedy’s biography and her little-known career as an inventor. Listen in here, and purchase the book from your favorite local bookstore or online retailer!