Hedy Lamarr

Happy Friday dollipops!! Another week down, how rainy it was here for me, but I am holding on strong to sunnier weather coming my way. I hope it's been different for all of you. My poor spring/summer clothes are hiding out in my closet waiting to be worn, I've had to drag the winter stuff back out on days as I was too cold. Here is one of my favourite screen ladies, some of you may know who she is and others maybe not!! I am so glad that during my theatre days I got to learn about some amazing talents. They don't make them like this anymore. I hope you enjoy her & wish you a grand weekend!!

Loves
xoxoxoxo

This post is for the beautiful Miss Meadows <3



Often called “The Most Beautiful Woman in Films,” Hedy Lamarr’s beauty and screen presence made her one of the most popular actresses of her day.
She was born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler on November 9, 1914 in Vienna, Austria. At 17 years old Hedy starred in her first film, a German project called Geld Auf Der Strase. Hedy continued her film career by working on both German and Czechoslavakian productions. The 1932 German film Exstase brought her to the attention of Hollywood producers, and she soon signed a contract with MGM.
Once in Hollywood, she officially changed her name to Hedy Lamarr and starred in her first Hollywood film, Algiers (1938), opposite Charles Boyer. She continued to land parts opposite the most popular and talented actors of the day, including Spencer Tracy, Clark Gable and Jimmy Stewart. Some of her films include an adaptation of John Steinbeck’s Tortilla Flat (1942), White Cargo (1942), Cecil B. DeMille’s Samson and Delilah (1949) and The Female Animal (1957).
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.
This impressive technological achievement combined with her acting talent and star quality to make “the most beautiful woman in film” one of the most interesting and intelligent women in the movie industry.

Bio from the official website. I do recommend investigating about her yourself, such a marvelous women! 



Picture is a still from Extase, Lamarr’s (rather racy) 1933 debut. You may have seen this one if you were on my facebook page :)



"All creative people want to do the unexpected". Hedy Lamarr.


"American men, as a group, seem to be interested in only two things, money and breasts. It seems a very narrow outlook". Hedy Lamarr. 

{Hedy in Samson and Delilah, 1950. Costumes by Edith Head.} 


"Confidence is something you're born with. I know I had loads of it even at the age of 15". H.L.






Hedy Lamarr in I Take This Woman, 1940




{All photos from tumblr}

51 comments

  1. it's been tricky deciding what to wear with this weather changing all the time and the temperature fluctuations.

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  2. Hedy Lemarr is just amazing Doll, she really was such a siren! I can't believe how cold this May has been over in the UK, hopefully June will be a bit better, we can't be cold all Summer... I hope.

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  3. she was a grand dame indeed!
    nice post!

    having a cool snap here. i am sewing some summer skirts but am more inspired to wrap up in a blanket.
    have a wonderful weekend :)
    xo tracie

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  4. Great post, grat pictures, great lady!
    Nina

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  5. So inspiring. A true classic. Loved the quote.

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  6. Wow, I had not thought of her for quite a while. Thanks for the post.

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  7. Awesome. She's was truly a ground breaker in her movies.

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  8. Beauty and brains!

    I wish I had more confidence...

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  9. Lovely pictures and great post!

    xoxo

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  10. Such a beautifula and stylish woman!

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  12. Wowwww....amazing post!!! She was really beautiful and a a gorgeous lady :)
    I'm am lucky, here it's a warm sunny day! Hope you have better weather soon hun :)
    Thank you so much for stopping by<3

    Have a great weekend!

    x♥x♥

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  14. love it - she was a beautiful lady. Such class!

    xoxo

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  15. Sending some sunshine your way...but only after it makes a stop here first! Enjoy your weekend and here's to our pretty little summer things coming out of hiding for good.

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  16. Wonderful feature on her! She was a great beauty and talent. Glad to hear sunnier days are on their way! Enjoy, sweets :) xoxo

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  18. I know the feeling, we've got summer finally in Chicago but who knows it'll rain next weekend because I'll be photographing for June.

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  19. Wow! I got goose bumps when I read this post was for me! Thank you SO much!!! This means more to me than you probably know...And Hedy was amazing! There are a lot of beautiful Hollywood stars from the good old days - but what she did for technology is almost like a plot taken from an old-school movie. The beautiful star who also has the brains to conquer the world! Just like you and me! ;)

    And back to your previous posts, about being happy and enjoying life...When something bad happens, I just feel this even more - do as much as you can to enjoy the moment. Tomorrow it might be gone...And if someone dies, remember the good times! Like my friend, Gunnar, who just died (in a full frontal car crash). I remember being at a party with him, sitting in a garden, talking about rhubarbs. All by a sudden I say; "A rhubarb pie would be SO good right now!". Then this boy just flies away from the table. Goes out in the garden and picks some rhubarbs, runs into the kitchen, and makes me a rhubarb pie! Not to impress me - his girlfriend was sitting there too, laughing about what a wonderful boyfriend she had - it was just the away he was. Totally unforgettable! Enjoying the moment! I wish we could all be like that...

    Thank you again for dedicating this post to me my love! Hope you have a wonderful weekend - with not so bad weather - since I live in Sweden I know what you're talking about... ;) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  20. Remarkable! What an amazing highlight on her. Wishing you a joyous weekend doll! -xx

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  21. She was wwaaayyyy ahead of her times! She was intelligent, beautiful, talented, confident, and apparently independent, despite the truth in her quote about men and choosing to pose nude. I am impressed with a woman who is in charge of her career, and balances it with her personal self.

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  22. lovely pictures, she's really pretty! hope you have a great weekend!

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  23. I love it!!

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    xoxo

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  24. Daunting eyes on some of these actresses. Sometimes I think we should take away some of the advanced technology we have and focus on raw emotion in film and photography.

    Enjoy your weekend!

    leslie

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  25. She was a natural beauty and sooo classy too! I love old/classic movies, wish they'd play more of those on TV!

    Have a lovely weekend Kizzy! Hope it's sunny in the UK!
    x.o.x.o

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  26. she is beautiful
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  27. beautiful :)

    xx

    Have a nice weekend :)

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  28. She had a dramatic and pure beauty, thanks for sharing !
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  29. Summer is in full force here In Miami...

    She was such a beauty!!!

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  30. Awesome post!!!

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  31. she was so gorgeous and I can't believe they showed partial frontal in 1933:-) Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style-Delights Blog

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  32. Very nice and interesting post! X

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  33. This was such an interesting post. I love learning about old time Hollywood stars!
    xo
    Sharon

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  34. Quite a beautiful woman - thanks for the post
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  35. Gorgeous pictures, she looks amazing! Very inspirational!

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    xx

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  36. she's so gorgeous! and this post is beautiful!!!!

    take care. xoxo, Haus of Gala

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  37. I love that you featured Hedy Lamarr--truly a unique beauty and one of my favorites! Love that she was brilliant as well!

    xoxo Mary Jo

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  38. I am a big fan of those 40s Ladies
    Funny about she said about men interestedinvreast and money , still true, some things do not change!

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  39. So great to learn a bit more about Hedy, and the weather has been bleak here in Colorado too! Should be better soon though :)

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  40. she is gorgeous! i love old movie actresses. there was something about them.
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