Beautiful : The Life of Hedy Lamarr (Hardcover)

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Relates the fascinating life of screen star Heddy Lamarr, who, after becoming trapped in a marriage in Europe, fled to Hollywood, where she became one of its most glamorous stars, only to experience personal troubles and legal wranglings as she aged, in a book that also celebrates Lamarr as the inventor of a technology that has become an essential part of modern life. *Author: Shearer, Stephen Michael *Subtitle: The Life of Hedy Lamarr *Publication Date: 2010/09/28 *Number of Pages: 464 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Language: English *Depth: 1.75 *Width: 6.25 *Height: 9.75


Publisher St Martins Pr
Mfg Part# 9780312550981
SKU 214112100
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0312550987
Release Date 9/28/2010
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.75H x 6.25L x 1.75T
"Shearer is steeped in Hollywood history and context; he provides the nuts, bolts and by-ways of production, and a sympathetic account of Lamarr's later life and friends."
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Editors Note An in-depth and surprising biography of “the most beautiful girl in the world” who became responsible for one of the 20th century’s most important inventions Hedy Lamarr’s exotic beauty was heralded across Europe, but she became infamous for her nude scenes in the scandalous film Ecstasy. She became literally trapped in a marriage to Austria’s munitions baron, a man who befriended Mussolini and hid his Jewish heritage to become an “honorary Aryan,” at the beginning of World War II. Lamarr fled Europe for Hollywood, where she became one of its most glamorous stars, appearing opposite actors such as Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, and James Stewart. But as her beauty faded and she went from one husband to the next, her personal troubles and legal wranglings cast a shadow over her former image and phenomenal intelligence. Beautiful separates the truth from the rumors about Lamarr’s life, and highlights her astonishing role as inventor of a technology that has become an essential part of everything from military weaponry to cell phones.
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0464
Publisher Thomas Dunne Books
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