This documentary shows the surprising and complex life and career of the hailed Hollywood movie star and underappreciated genius inventor.
When Nazi U-Boats torpedo a ship carrying 83 school children during WWII, Lamarr, after shooting her scenes on set, works on a secret radio system that will allow the Allies to torpedo U-Boats with deadly accuracy.
Her sketches remain ideas until a chance encounter with an eccentric composer enables her to transform them into useful technology that would change history. Recognition (and compensation) proved elusive in Lamarr’s lifetime, but in this marvellous documentary, a brilliant woman finally gets her due. Full details. Subtitled for those with a hearing loss. Presented in conjunction with Croydon Hearing as part of Deaf Awareness Week.