Celebrate Hedy Lamarr’s Birthday and the Publication of Hedy Lamarr: An Incredible Life
with An Excerpt from and Trailer for the Acclaimed Graphic Novel
November 6, 2018) Hedy Lamarr was born Hedwig Eva Marie Kiesler on November 9, 1914. To her fans, Hedy Lamarr was a star of the silver screen; to those who knew her, she was a genius. She fashioned designs to revolutionize the planes built by Howard Hughes. In the dead of night, she tinkered with her blueprints and experiments. And when World War II began, Hedy left her superstar persona behind and claimed the patent for a strange device. One that manipulated sound, created an unbreakable code and confounded the Nazi regime, giving the allies the advantage they needed to claim victory. Scientists called it “Spread Spectrum” technology. The military called it a “secret communication system.” Today, we call it a “cell phone,” “Wi-Fi” and a little thing called the “Internet.” This week, timed to Hedy Lamarr’s birthday, the acclaimed graphic novel publisher Humanoids is publishing the biography Hedy Lamarr: An Incredible Life by writer William Roy and artist Sylvain Dorange.
Humanoids is releasing an excerpt and a trailer to celebrate the book’s publication, which is already receiving enthusiastic acclaim:
“Of all the complex lives movie stars have lived, arguably none have been more complex, contradictory and fascinating than that of Hedy Lamarr, the so-called “most beautiful woman in the world” who was simultaneously the star of such films as Samson and Delilah and Boom Town and also the co-creator of work that would later be used in the creation of Bluetooth technology. A new graphic novel from Humanoids, Hedy Lamarr: An Incredible Life, tells the actor’s story anew, and in the process, brings her astonishing accomplishments to life once again…. [as] a fast-paced, fun biography.”― THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
“The gorgeous comic from Humanoids is a celebration of the life and work of Lamarr, and it’s clear that the creators are huge admirers of the trailblazing inventor, devoting their story to her role in taking down the Nazi regime and inventing what would go on to make cell phones and the Internet possible.” ― NERDIST