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Author Rhodes, Richard, 1937-

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

Publ Info New York : Doubleday, [2011]
2011
Edition First edition
LOCATION CALL # STATUS NOTE
 RIC  PN2287.L24 R54 2011    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  PN2287.L24 R54 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript ix, 261 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 238-246) 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!
Note 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
LC subject Lamarr, Hedy, 1913-2000
Actresses -- United States -- Biography
Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography
Spread spectrum communications
Women inventors
Biography
ISBN 9780385534383
0385534388
ISBN/ISSN 9780385534383