Hedy Lamarr

Hedy Lamarr

The Most Beautiful Woman in Film

eBook - 2010
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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 reput
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, c2010.
ISBN: 9780813139913
0813139910
9780813126104
081312610X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 281 p., [16] p. of plates) : ill.
Contents: A childhood in Döbling
The most beautiful girl in the world
Ecstasy
Fritz Mandl
The most beautiful woman in the world
To the Casbah!
This dame is exotic
The siren of the picture show
The rather unfeminine occupation of inventor
Enter: Loder
Exit: Loder
Independence
No man leaves Delilah!
Acapulco
Houston, Texas
A filthy, nauseating story
Final years.
Summary: 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 reput

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missy2
Jan 02, 2011

Early chapters are a bit too heavy as author tries to include all her research of historical (dis)placement, history of Jews, etc. Also, too much is missing regarding Lamarr's move to Hollywood -- a real lack of what, when, and why! Book gets better as author writes about failed marriages and Hedy's inventing efforts, but slips into "I am speaking into a tape-recorder" mode -- sadly so often apparent in newer publications (for example, even using the phrase "but we'll return to that"!). Disjointed writing style. It's tough writing an insightful book when all the prinicpals are long deceased.

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