Hedy Lamarr: An Incredible Life

Hedy Lamarr: An Incredible Life


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"Hollywood icon by day, unsung science genius by night."

From her native Austria to the limelight of Hollywood, Hedy Lamarr was constantly bombarded with societal limitations and personal obstacles — including her own beauty. Only through courage, ambition, and intellect would she rise to become both a cultural icon and an unparalleled inventor whose creations would alter the course of history.

Creators William Roy and Sylvain Dorange use the graphic novel medium to recount the biography of a genius inventor who happened to be "The Most Beautiful Woman in the World."

From a childhood filled with curiosity and ambition despite the stereotypes imposed on her, to an abusive marriage that she ingeniously escaped from, to finding her way to stardom in the City of Angels in the face of rampant sexism and harassment, Hedy Lamarr would not only become a glamorous star of the Golden Age of Hollywood, alongside icons like Judy Garland and Clark Gable, but also an unparalleled inventor. She would fashion designs to revolutionize the planes built by Howard Hughes, and come up with a secret communication system that helped the Allies against the Nazis, a technology that would become the blueprint for what we know today as Wi-Fi. A visionary that never feared going after her goals and defied convention at every turn, Hedy Lamarr was a true woman of wonder.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594656194
Publisher: Humanoids, Inc.
Publication date: 11/06/2018
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 336,763
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

William Roy a self-taught designer, studied science and then audiovisual. He became editor and director of documentaries and fiction in 2001. His passion for comics led him to write Hedy Lamarr: An Incredible Life , a graphic novel published by Humanoids and in France, La Boîte a Bulles.

Sylvain Dorange studied at the Decorative Arts of Strasbourg. His first comic strip, La Rue, was published during that period. Once out of school, he published Proust Tales of Estate , an adaptation of three films by Robert Guédiguian with Editions Emmanuel. A multi-faceted artist, Sylvain also produces animated films, film scores and storyboards for theater, advertising and film. In 2015, the singer Sanseverino asked him to make the cover of his new album, which tells, in songs, the adventures of the convict Henri Charrière. Inspired by this experience, he produced Papillon , adapted by Cécile Richard and drawn by Sylvain.

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