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Director Alexandra Dean on ‘Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story’

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Actress Hedy Lamarr was a Viennese Jew who fled the Nazis in the late 1930’s and became an instant Hollywood star thanks to her stunning beauty. But a documentary called ‘Bombshell’ explores another side to the actress: Lamarr was an inventor, who, with her friend, composer George Antheil, came up with a secret means of communication known as frequency hopping. The idea was to help steer torpedos towards their targets. Years later, the invention is still used in technology like Bluetooth and WiFi. Documentary director Alexandra Dean tells us about making her film ‘Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story.’

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Host:
Kim Masters

Producer:
Kaitlin Parker

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