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APPAC Presents: Bombshell

Event ID: 190972
May 10, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center at the State Theatre
985 Lincoln Way
Auburn , CA 95603
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Venue Information:
Phone: 530.885.0156
Email: appac@att.net
Web: http://www.LiveFromAuburn.com
Hollywood star Hedy Lamarr (ZIEGFELD GIRL, SAMSON AND DELILAH) was known as
the world's most beautiful woman – Snow White and Cat Woman were both based on
her iconic look. However, her arresting looks and glamorous life stood in the way of her
being given the credit she deserved as an ingenious inventor whose pioneering work
helped revolutionize modern communication.

Mislabeled as “just another pretty face,” Hedy’s true legacy is that of a technological
trailblazer. She was an Austrian Jewish emigre who invented a covert communication
system to try and help defeat the Nazis, then gave her patent to the Navy, but was
ignored and told to sell kisses for war bonds instead. It was only towards the very end
of her life that tech pioneers discovered her concept which is now used as the basis for
secure WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth. Hedy never publicly talked about her life as an
inventor and so her family thought her story died when she did. But in 2016, director
Alexandra Dean and producer Adam Haggiag unearthed four never-before-heard
audio tapes of Hedy speaking on the record about her incredible life.
Combining this newly discovered interview with intimate reflections from her children,
closest friends, family and admirers, including Mel Brooks and Robert Osborne,
BOMBSHELL (executive produced by Susan Sarandon, Michael Kantor and Regina
Scully) finally gives Hedy Lamarr the chance to tell her own story.
This listing courtesy of Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center

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