Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

December 8, 10 & 13, 2017

Hedy Lamarr was such a classic Hollywood beauty that her face was the inspiration for Disney’s Snow White. The Austrian-born screen siren—her real name was Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler—played the glamorous seductress opposite the day’s top leading men, from Clark Gable to John Garfield. She also dated Howard Hughes. And all along, she had a “hobby”—as a technological trailblazer who perfected a radio system to throw Nazi torpedoes off course during WWII. The film weaves interviews and clips with never-before-heard audio tapes of Hedy speaking about her incredible life—from her beginnings as an Austrian Jewish emigre to her scandalous nude scene in the 1933 film Ecstasy to her glittering Hollywood life to her groundbreaking, and uncredited, inventions to her later years as an impoverished recluse.

Community partner: Hawaiʻi Women in Filmmaking

Friday, December 8 at 1 p.m.
Sunday, December 10 at 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 13 at 1 p.m.

Honolulu Museum of Art


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