Hedy's folly : the life and breakthrough inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the most beautiful woman in the world / Richard Rhodes.
Author: Rhodes, Richard, 1937-
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2011.
ISBN: 9780385534383 (hbk.)
Description: ix, 261 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Subject: Lamarr, Hedy, 1913-2000.
Antheil, George, 1900-1959.
Motion picture actors and actresses United States Biography.
Spread spectrum communications.
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 life and lesser-known technological talents of actress Hedy Lamarr and her collaborative work with avant-garde composer George Antheil that eventually led to the development of spread-spectrum radio, cell phones, and GPS systems.