9780813126043-0813126045-Hedy Lamarr: The Most Beautiful Woman in Film (Screen Classics)

Hedy Lamarr: The Most Beautiful Woman in Film (Screen Classics)

ISBN-13: 9780813126043
ISBN-10: 0813126045
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Barton Ph.D., Ruth
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Format: Hardcover 312 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780813126043
ISBN-10: 0813126045
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Barton Ph.D., Ruth
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Format: Hardcover 312 pages

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Acknowledged authors Barton Ph.D., Ruth wrote Hedy Lamarr: The Most Beautiful Woman in Film (Screen Classics) comprising 312 pages back in 2010. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0813126045 and 9780813126043. Since then Hedy Lamarr: The Most Beautiful Woman in Film (Screen Classics) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Hedy Lamarr's life was punctuated by salacious rumors and public scandal, but it was her stunning looks and classic Hollywood glamour that continuously captivated audiences. Born Hedwig Kiesler, she escaped an unhappy marriage with arms dealer Fritz Mandl in Austria to try her luck in Hollywood, where her striking appearance made her a screen legend. Her notorious nude role in the erotic Czech 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 catapulted her alluring and provocative reputation as a 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. Working with avant-garde composer and film scorer George Antheil, Lamarr helped to develop and patent spread spectrum technology, which is still used in mobile phone communication. However, despite her screen persona and scientific success, Lamarr's personal life caused quite a scandal. A string of failed marriages, a lawsuit against her publisher regarding her sensational autobiography, and shoplifting charges made her infamous beyond her celebrity.

Drawing on extensive research into both the recorded truths of Lamarr's life and the rumors that made her notorious, Barton recognizes Lamarr's contributions to both film and technology while revealing the controversial and conflicted woman underneath. Hedy Lamarr: The Most Beautiful Woman in Film illuminates the life of a classic Hollywood icon.

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