Watch The Hedy Lamarr Story, a New Documentary on the 1940s Film Star & Inventor of Wi-Fi Technology (Streaming Free for a Limited Time)

We told you last year about Hedy Lamarr, the 1940s film star who also helped invent the tech­nol­o­gy behind wi-fi and blue­tooth dur­ing World War II. Now, she’s the sub­ject of a new doc­u­men­tary from PBS’s Amer­i­can Mas­ters series. Direct­ed by Alexan­dra Dean, and stream­ing free online for a lim­it­ed time, Bomb­shellThe Hedy Lamarr Sto­ry, “explores how Lamarr’s true lega­cy is that of a tech­no­log­i­cal trail­blaz­er” and fea­tures, among oth­er things, “four nev­er-before-heard audio tapes of Lamarr speak­ing on the record about her incred­i­ble life, final­ly giv­ing her the chance to tell her own sto­ry.” The win­ner of sev­er­al film fes­ti­val awards, The Hedy Lamarr Sto­ry pre­miered across the US on May 18th. Stream it online above or also here.

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Relat­ed Con­tent:

How 1940s Film Star Hedy Lamarr Helped Invent the Tech­nol­o­gy Behind Wi-Fi & Blue­tooth Dur­ing WWII

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