HEDY LAMARR - A BRAIN BEHIND BEAUTY, Part I, Suy / São Ludovino
Patent 2.292.387 registered
by Hedy Lamarr, 11th Agosto 1942.
«Any girl can be
glamorous. All you
have to do is stand still
and look stupid.»
«All creative people want to do the unexpected.»
«I was in constant demand, in my professional life and my personal life.»
«I don't believe in life after death. But I do believe in some
grinding destiny that watches over us on earth. If I didn't,
the safety valve would give and the boiler would explode.»
«Confidence is something
you're born with. I know
I had loads of it even at
the age of 15.»
photography by Clarence
«American men, as a group,
seem to be interested in only
two things, money and
breasts. It seems a very
«Analysis gave me great
freedom of emotions and
fantastic confidence. I felt I had
served my time as a puppet.»
«The world isn't getting any easier. With
all these new inventions I believe that
people are hurried more and pushed
more... The hurried way is not the right
way; you need time for everything
-time to work, time to play, time to rest.»
«Jack Kennedy always said to me,
Hedy, get involved. That's the
secret of life. Try everything. Join
everything. Meet everybody.»
«I'm a sworn enemy of convention.
I despise the conventional in
anything, even the arts.»
Hedy Lamarr, 1914-2000, The Heavenly Body, colour
«I am not ashamed to say
that no man I ever met was
my father's equal, and I
never loved any other man
«I've been an important star and lived
a full life, yet I only have three close
friends. I guess that's all anyone can
«Perhaps my problem in marriage — and it is the problem of many women—
was to want both intimacy and independence. It is a difficult line to walk, yet both needs
are important to a marriage.»
«Hope and curiosity about the future
seemed better than guarentees. That’s the
way I was. The unknown was always so
attractive to me… and still is.»
Hedy Lamarr, 1914-2000.
Hedy Lamarr, 1933
«I was born an only child in Vienna, Austria. My father found hours to sit by me by the
library fire and tell fairy stories.»
Hedy Lamarr, 1932.
«I remember all too well the premiere of Ecstasy when I watched my bare
bottom bounce across the screen and my mother and father sat there in shock.»
Hedy Lamarr, 1945.Hedy Lamarr, Life, June 1, 1942.
Hedy Lamarr with her son, Anthony Loder.
Hedy Lamarr with his son, Anthony Loder, 1966.
Hedy Lamarr’s family in Austria.
Hedy Lamarr, Enchanted Wanderer, by Joseph Cornell.
Anthony Loder, her son.
Denise Loder De luca, a painter,
«Compromise and tolerance are magic words. It took me 40 years to become philosophical.»
Hedy Lamarr in the 1960s. Hedy Lamarr in the 1980s.
Birth name: Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler
Name change: Hedy Lamarr
Nickname: "The Most Beautiful Woman in Films"
Birth date: November 9, 1914
Birth place: Vienna, Austria
Death date: January 19, 2000
Death place: In her home in Orlando, Florida
Burial location: Ashes were buried in Vienna, Austria
Weight: around 118 lbs
Hair color: Dark brown
Eye color: Green
Occupation: Actress, inventor
Famous quote: "Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do
is stand still and look stupid."
Parents: Gertrud, a pianist and Emil, a bank manager
Married: Fritz Mandl (m.1933 – d.1937), Gene Markey (m.1939
– d.1940), John Loder (m.1943 – d.1947), Teddy Stauffer
(m.1951 – d.1952), W. Howard Lee (m.1953 – d.1960), Lewis J.
Boies (m.1963 – d.1965)
Children: James (adopted with John Loder), Anthony and
Denise (biological parent, with John Loder)
After her death her ashes
were scattered in a forest in Austria.
Interview conceded by Anthony
Loder, Hedy Lamarr’s son, to the
Calling Hedy Lamarr, documentary about Hedy
Lamarr, directed by Georg Misch, with the
collaboration of Anthony Loder and Denise
Loder De Luca, 2004.
Hedy Lamarr, James Stewart, Judy Garland
and Lana Turner, The Ziegfeld Girl, 1941,
directed by Busby Berkeley and Robert Z.
Hedy Lamarr as Joan of Arc in The Story of Mankind, 1957.
The Secret Communication System
«As if being a beautiful, talented actress was not enough, Hedy was also
extremely intelligent. In addition to her film accomplishments, Hedy
patented an idea that later became the crutch of both secure military
communications and mobile phone technology. In 1942, Hedy and
composer George Antheil patented what they called the “Secret
Communication System.” The original idea, meant to solve the problem of
enemies blocking signals from radio-controlled missiles during World War
II, involved changing radio frequencies simultaneously to prevent enemies
from being able to detect the messages. While the technology of the time
prevented the feasibility of the idea at first, the advent of the transistor and
its later downsizing made Hedy’s idea very important to both the military
and the cell phone industry.»
Patent 2.292.387 registred by Hedy Lamarr, 11th August 1942.
Hedy Lamarr: Secrets of a Hollywood Star
Switzerland/Germany/Canada 2005 –
Directed and written by: Donatello Dubini, Fosco Dubini,
Barbara Obermaier – Edited by: Fosco and Donatello
Dubini - Photographed by: Edgar Donatello Dubini With:
Jan-Christopher Horak, Lupita Kohner, Hans Janitschek,
Mickey Rooney, Kenneth Anger - Produced by: Tre Valli
Filmproduktion / Dubini Filmproduktion / Obermaier
Filmproduktion / MI Films Inc. - Premiere: January 22,
Lamarr (also called Hedy) is the name of a main character in the videogame Half Life 2.
MGM-tycoon Louis B. Mayer called Hedy Lamarr
"the most beautiful girl of the century."
In this period drama, 1940s Hollywood movie star Hedy Lamarr and avant-garde composer George Antheil invent a
Morse code-like system called “frequency hopping,” a forerunner to wireless communication. Their intellectual connection
sparks a secret, passionate affair.
The lead character, Hedy Lamarr, was considered the most beautiful, glamorous woman of her time. Yet privately, she
craved a more intellectual life and worked independently on a series of inventions. With George Antheil’s help, she saw
one of her key ideas, intended for the Allied war effort, realized in the form of a groundbreaking patent. The basic
principle behind her idea led to the development of spread-spectrum technology. http://www.facevaluethemovie.com/
George Antheil Hedy Lamarr
Hedy Lamarr / Rachel Weisz Amy Redford
Hedy Lamarr, painted by her daughter, Denise Loder De Luca
Chronology film table based on the information in the Hedy Lamarr
official site: http://www.hedylamarr.com/about/films.html