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mAAc Meets: Movie Discussion — Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
Mon, Nov 21 @ 7:30 pm–9:30 pm
Members of our Mature Active Adult Community (mAAc) are invited to a movie discussion on the film, Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story. The film follows the life story of Lamarr from her youth as the daughter of assimilated Austrian Jews through her rise to fame, the Nazi onslaught, her departure for the United States, six marriages, her acting career, her landmark invention, decline, and finally her death at the age of 85 in the year 2000. The focus of the film is on her co-creation with George Antheil of the technology of frequency hopping. The film delves into Lamarr's different, seemingly unhealthy relationships with Louis B. Mayer (the head of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios), Max Jacobson (Dr. Feelgood), and director Cecil B. DeMille. The film also shows how Lamarr became so reclusive at the end of her life. mAAc members are asked to watch Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story prior to our program. It is available to buy or rent online.