First-time filmmaker Alexandra Dean and co-executive producer Susan Sarandon are the female creatives behind Hedy Lamarr telling her own story in her own words in the new documentary Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story. The film premieres as part of the PBS series American Masters on Friday, May 18th, 2018 at 9:00 pm on PBS (check local listings).
In Bombshell, director Alexandra Dean shares all of the articles, photos and letters stashed away in her home that helped put the documentary together. These intimate artifacts tell the true story behind the glamorous actress that is Hedy Lamarr, who never spoke publicly about her inventions. Dean is a producer and director who has also worked on Now (2002) and The Player: Secrets of a Vegas Whale (2014).
About The Film:
Hollywood star Hedy Lamarr (Ziegfeld Girl, Samson and Delilah) was known as the world's most beautiful woman. Hedy’s looks overshadowed her true legacy as a technological trailblazer in communication systems. Lamarr never publicly talked about her life as an inventor and so her family thought her story died when she did. But in 2016, debut director Alexandra Dean unearthed four never-before-heard audio tapes of Hedy speaking on the record about her incredible life. Combining this newly discovered interview with intimate reflections from her children, closest friends, family and admirers, includingMel Brooks and Robert Osborne, Bombshell finally gives Hedy Lamarr the chance to tell her own story. Co-executive produced by Susan Sarandon.
For more information: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/bombshell-hedy-lamarr-story-film/9906/
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Last updated: May. 15, 2018