Tuesday, August 06, 2019

'Wonder Woman' Playing "Hedy Lamarr"

"Wonder Woman" actress Gal Gadot will star and co-produce the Showtime limited mini-series "Hedy Lamarr", chronicling Lamarr's film career and WW II -era inventions that led to 'WiFi' and 'GPS':

"...after a brief early film career in Czechoslovakia, including the controversial film 'Ecstasy' (1933)...

"...Lamarr fled from her husband, a wealthy Austrian ammunition manufacturer, and secretly moved to Paris.

"Traveling to London, she met Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio head Louis B. Mayer, who offered her a movie contract in Hollywood, where she became a film star from the late 1930's to the 1950's.

"Among Lamarr's best known films are 'Algiers' (1938), 'Boom Town' (1940), 'I Take This Woman' (1940), 'Comrade X' (1940), 'Come Live With Me' (1941), 'H.M. Pulham, Esq.' (1941) and 'Samson and Delilah' (1949).

"At the beginning of World War II, she and composer George Antheil developed a radio guidance system for Allied torpedoes...

"...which used spread spectrum and frequency hopping technology to defeat the threat of jamming by the Axis powers.

"The principles of their work is currently incorporated into 'Bluetooth' technology and similar to methods used in legacy 'WiFi, leading to her induction into the 'National Inventors Hall of Fame'..."

Gadot will executive produce the series with partner Jaron Varsano for Endeavor Content.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Hedy Lamarr"...