Thursday, November 24, 2022

Gal Gadot: “Hedy Lamarr”

After years in development, actress Gal Gadot ("Wonder Woman") will star in the 8-episode TV series "Hedy Lamarr" chronicling Lamarr's life and movie career, set during World War II, for streaming in 2023 on AppleTV+:

"...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...”

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