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BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY

Wednesday, Octover 4, 2017 | 5:30 PM
Wheeler Opera House
320 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611

 

The breakout success of last year’s Hidden Figures proved that there are numerous fascinating true stories of women’s achievements that have been ignored by history and Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story is one of these. During her heyday in the 1940s as one of Hollywood’s most glamourous starlets, the Austrian-born Lamarr was considered a screen siren and little more. However her marked intelligence, curiosity and lifelong friendships with scientists and thinkers meant that the world’s most beautiful woman was also the secret inventor of secure wifi, bluetooth and GPS communications. Her gender and stardom stood in the way of her being given the credit she deserved… until now. Using rarely seen photos, archival footage, recently revealed correspondence and interviews with notable director/film historian Peter Bogdanovich, Mel Brooks, Diane Kruger and many more who knew her intimately, Bombshell explores Hollywood’s most fascinating untold story yet. (USA, 2017) Q&A with special guest.

 

Director  Alexandra Dean

With Nino Amareno, Charles Amirkhanian, Jeanine Basinger

 

Run Time: 1 hr 27 min.

 

Community Partner: Jazz Aspen Snowmass