A True Story of Hollywood Glamour & Scientific Genius – followed by Q&A with the artist.
Fulbright Specialist & New York City Actor Heather Massie presents her award-winning show to #ScifestAfrica2022! Heather Massie in “HEDY The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr”
“Hedy Lamarr, glamorous siren of the silver screen, was more than just ‘the most beautiful woman in the world”. She invented the Frequency-Hopping Spread Spectrum Technology that makes the world of wireless communication tick. From Austria to Hollywood, WWII, torpedoes, ingenuity, and intrigue, to the very cell phone in your pocket, Hedy Lamarr is there!
Communicating science through theatre, the show celebrates the unexpected scientific genius of Hollywood screen siren and inventor Hedy Lamarr. Known for being glamorous, Lamarr defied expectations by inventing technology for torpedoes during WWII. Known as Frequency-Hopping Spread Spectrum Technology her invention is used in today’s cell phones, WiFi, GPS, and Bluetooth.
Massie enchants the audience as Hedy Lamarr, along with Jimmy Stewart, Bette Davis, Louis B Mayer, and more! Hedy is summoned to unearth the truth behind how a glamorous actress could create an invention which launched today’s wireless technology revolution!
“Captivating” – Huffington Post