“But Lamarr found Tinseltown shallow. She avoided parties, noodling instead on drafting boards she had installed at home,” Bisset reports. “She improved the design of traffic lights, invented a tablet that dissolved into a soft drink, and reimagined the wings of a fuel-efficient plane for Howard Hughes.”
“Her most enduring invention: a form of frequency hopping that was the forerunner of Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS, all of which sit in your phone.,” Bisset reports. “‘When we close our eyes, we don’t see a female inventor. We see Thomas Edison,’ says Alexandra Dean, explaining why she chose to direct Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, a new documentary on Lamarr’s life. ‘This actress had done this groundbreaking invention and never been recognized.'”
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MacDailyNews Take: Amazing! Lamarr was obviously very beautiful, talented, and smart – a killer combination!