This film rediscovers Hollywood wild-child, Hedy Lamarr, not only as an actress but as the brilliant mind who coinvented 1940s wireless technology.

COMPLETED

Filmmakers: Alexandra Dean
Year: 2017
Runtime: 90 mins
Format: HD
Country: USA


 

STORY

Fleeing to America after escaping her Nazi sympathiser husband, Hedy Lamarr then conquered Hollywood. Executive produced by Susan Sarandon with Lamarr's letters read by Diane Kruger, this is the ultimate portrait of Hollywood wild-child, Hedy Lamarr. Known as 'the most beautiful woman in the world', she was infamous for her marriages and affairs with everyone from Spencer Tracy to JFK. This film rediscovers her, not only as an actress, but as the brilliant mind who coinvented 1940's wireless technology.

FESTIVALS

Tribeca Film Festival 2017

Jerusalem Film Festival 2017


 

PRESS

"A thoroughly engaging, eye-opening showbiz doc." - The Hollywood Reporter

"Does an amazing job of telling her story in her own words" - ELLE

"Irresistible" - The Wrap

"This doc on one truly bizarre and wild life should be a priority" - Metro


 

FILMMAKER

Alexandra Dean is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and producer. She produced

news-magazine documentaries for PBS before becoming a series and  documentary  producer at Bloomberg television, producing the series Innovators, Adventures and Pursuits. She

also writes about invention for Businessweek magazine. Today, she is a founding partner at Reframed Pictures.

 

 

CREDITS

Director: Alexandra Dean

Executive Producer: Susan Sarandon, Michael Kantor

Producer: Adam Haggiag, Alexandra Dean, Katherine Drew

Co-Producers: David Koh and Dan Braun

Supported by: The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Reframed Pictures, Submarine, American Masters, Artemis.