Iconic image of Hedy Lamar

Lamar was born in Austria to two Jewish parents (but she was raised Catholic) and married c. 1933 to a fascist (but not Nazi). Her husband was so controlling she had to flee from him disguised as a maid. Already famous for makind4c923ceeb5cb7fab927e7767bd14c28.jpgg a notorious erotic film in Germany,

she got an immediate contract in Hollywood. During WWII, she used her knowledge gained from her former husband’s armament firm to co-design a frequency hopping system to keep torpedoes on course. The invention is important to technology today such as Wi-Fi.

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Hello, and welcome. I'm writing this blog under an alias. Why an alias? I started to write what may be described as an "American Gothic" novel (sort of Henry James/ Franz Kafka with violence) with some autobiographical details. ..when I started this blog I just decided to use the alias. This blog is about art and art history, but my interests also include literature, film analysis, psychology, forensic psychology, faerie tale analysis, cognitive therapy, cognitive linguistics, classical theater, World War II, and Russian and British history. My favorite writers include Kafka, the Brontes, and Philip K Dick. Thank you for reading this blog and I will happily reply to any comments.
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10 Responses to Iconic image of Hedy Lamar

  1. marblenecltr says:

    So she was much more than a pretty face!

  2. marblenecltr says:

    Reblogged this on necltr and commented:
    Because of an abusive husband, good things came to our country with both her body and mind.

  3. So he was a fascist but not a Nazi…I know they is a difference…after reading Roberto Bolano I am complementing reading Ernst Junger who was definitively anti-Hitler but you get the feeling that was because he thought Hitler was vulgar more than anything else, Cocteau and Picasso seemed to like him when he was cultural attache in paris during WW2 and he dropped acid with Albert Hoffman…i suppose my question can you be a great artist and have reprehensible views?

  4. thefeatheredsleep says:


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