Friday, March 13 Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story 2017 / 98 min. / NR
Directed by Alexandra Dean
This is a documentary. A native of Austria, Hedy Lamarr had a fledgling film career in Berlin before leaving with her mother for Hollywood on the eve of World War II. At the time many considered her the most glamorous actress in the world. The thing is, she had always been something of a mechanical whiz. Howard Hughes, airplane manufacturer, put his staff at her disposal, and she invented a radio guidance system that she offered to the US Navy.