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Hedy's folly : the life and breakthrough inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the most beautiful woman in the world / Richard Rhodes.


  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9780385534383 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0385534388 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780385534390 (ebk.)
  • ISBN: 0385534396 (ebk.)
  • Description: ix, 261 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2011.

Available copies

  • 12 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

Current holds

0 current holds with 13 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Beverly Main Adult Nonfiction PN 2287 .L24 B54 2011 (Text to phone) Available -
Danvers Adult Nonfiction PN 2287 L24 R54 2011 (Text to phone) Available -
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 920/LAMARR (Text to phone) Available -
Marblehead Adult Biography BIO LAMARR, HEDY 2011 (Text to phone) Available -
Melrose Biographies (Main Floor) Biography 791.43 Lamarr Rhodes (Text to phone) Available -
Peabody Main Adult Nonfiction NEW PN 2287 .L24 R54 2011 (Text to phone) Available -
Phillips OWHL Stacks 3 791.43 R35H (Text to phone) Available -
Reading Adult Nonfiction B LAMARR RHO (Text to phone) Checked out 11/29/2014
Salem Adult Non-Fiction 791.43/RHODES (Text to phone) Available -
Stoneham Adult Biography Lower Level B Lamarr (Text to phone) Available -
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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Note: Hedy Lamarr, inventor -- A charming Austrian girl -- Bad boy of music -- Mechanisms -- Between times -- Leaving Fritz -- Cinemogling -- Frequency hopping -- Flashes of genius -- Red-hot apparatus -- O pioneers!
Summary: Describes the lesser-known technological talents of actress Hedy Lamarr and the collaborative work with avant-garde composer George Antheil that eventually led to the development of spread-spectrum radio, cell phones, and GPS systems.

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