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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 (c2011.)
Description: ix, 261 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 22 cm.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2011.
11 of 12 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
0 current holds with 12 total copies.
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Beverly Main Adult Nonfiction PN 2287 .L24 B54 2011 (Text to Phone) Available -
Danvers Adult Biographies Biography / 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) Checked out 05/16/2018
Peabody Main Adult Nonfiction NEW PN 2287 .L24 R54 2011 (Text to Phone) Available -
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Stoneham Adult Biography Lower Level B Lamarr (Text to Phone) Available -
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  • ISBN: 9780385534383 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0385534388 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780385534390 (ebk.)
  • ISBN: 0385534396 (ebk.)
  • Edition: 1st ed.
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: 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.


Rhodes, Richard. "Hedy's folly : the life and breakthrough inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the most beautiful woman in the world." New York : Doubleday, 2011.

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