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, Bombshell: The 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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