History At Play™, Llc Presents: Tinseltown Inventor™: Hedy Lamarr Sponsored By The Needham History Center & Museum
Hollywood Starlet Hedy Lamarr… Inventor of WIFI?
The Needham History Center & Museum Presents History At Play™, LLC’s Critically Acclaimed One-Woman Event, Chronicling a Sensational Life of the Inventor of Spread Spectrum Technology
Tinseltown Inventor™: The Most Beautiful Woman in the World, Hedy Lamarr
WEDNESDAY September 29, 2021 at 12:00 PM ET
Luncheon at 12pm ET; Performance at 1:00 PM ET
Venue is MIT Endicott House
80 Haven Street, Dedham, MA
The in-person Immersive Living History Experience, Tinseltown Inventor™: The Most Beautiful Woman in the World, Hedy Lamarr, is sponsored by The Needham History Center & Museum (Needham, MA), and will be held at the MIT Endicott House (80 Haven Street, Dedham, MA). A luncheon will preceed the program at 12:00 PM ET, and the performance is at 1:00 PM ET. Please see https://needhamhistory.org/ for additional details and information.
Upon hearing the name Hedy Lamarr, whom do you see? A smoldering, bejeweled temptress, perched on velour cushions, in the 1949 Hollywood classic "Samson and Delilah?" Or, a demure and professionally clad inventor, embarking on scientific ideas that were generations ahead of her time? Lamarr was not only a great starlet in Hollywood’s Golden Age; she was also devoted to helping the Allies beat the NAZI forces in WWII. Whether selling war bonds for $50,000 a kiss, or inventing a secret communication system, with the help of American composer George Antheil, Lamarr knows she is more than just a glamorous girl!
History At Play™, LLC introduces you to a woman clouded in a fantasy world that only Tinseltown could create. Watch, as this young Viennese refugee transforms to become The Most Beautiful Woman in the World, all the while, inventing technology that would become the forerunner to: GPS, WIFI, and secure wireless communications, using Spread Spectrum Technology.
Running Time: Approx. 60 minutes. Contains adult themes. Viewer discretion is advised. (PG-13)
Researched, written, produced, and performed by Judith Kalaora, Founder, History At Play™, LLC. Copyright 2013. Reimagined for screen 2020. All rights reserved. No recording, reproduction, distribution, nor download of History At Play™, LLC productions is permitted.
History At Play™, LLC (HAP, LLC) was founded in 2010 by Artistic Director Judith Kalaora to chronicle the lives of influential and often forgotten women. Offering solo and ensemble Immersive Living History Experiences, HAP, LLC is woman-owned and operated, with a commitment to employ artists worldwide. Kalaora is a professional educator, award-winning playwright, and living historian. She graduated from Syracuse University, Magna cum Laude, and attended the Globe Education Program of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre of London, England. Follow us on our Socials @HistoryAtPlay. www.HistoryAtPlay.com
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