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Beautiful Invention: A Novel of Hedy Lamarr

Beautiful Invention: A Novel of Hedy Lamarr

by Margaret Porter
Beautiful Invention: A Novel of Hedy Lamarr

Beautiful Invention: A Novel of Hedy Lamarr

by Margaret Porter

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Overview

Hollywood Beauty. Brilliant inventor. The incredible story of a remarkable and misunderstood woman.

Hedy Kiesler, Austrian actress of Jewish heritage, scandalizes Europe with her nudity in the art film Ecstasy. Her hasty marriage to a wealthy munitions merchant disintegrates as he grows increasingly controlling and possessive. Even worse—he supplies deadly weapons to Hitler's regime.

She flees husband and homeland for Hollywood, where Louis B. Mayer transforms her into Hedy Lamarr, an icon of exotic glamour. Professional success clashes with her personal life as marriage and motherhood compete with the demands of studio and stardom.

Motivated by the atrocities of World War II, Hedy secretly invents a new technology intended for her adopted country's defense—and unexpectedly changes the world.


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BN ID: 2940161412589
Publisher: Gallica Press
Publication date: 10/16/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Sales rank: 487,453
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Margaret Porter is the award-winning and bestselling author of more than a dozen works of historical fiction. A former stage actress, she also worked professionally in film, television, and radio. Other writing credits include nonfiction, newspaper and magazine articles, and poetry. She and her husband live in New England and return annually to Great Britain and Europe. Information about her books can be found at www.margaretporter.com.

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