Behind the Scenes with Inventor – and Actor – Hedy Lamarr

Actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr

In a new book, Pulitzer Prize winning writer Richard Rhodes tells the behind-the-scenes story of movie star—and inventor—Hedy Lamarr, “the most beautiful woman in the world.” Lamarr invented “frequency hopping,” a concept that’s still used in today’s wireless technology.

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Richard Rhodes

Richard Rhodes is a journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner for general nonfiction (1988). He’s the author of Hedy’s Folly: The Life And Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr (Doubleday, 2011).

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