Hedy Lamarr

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Actress Hedy Lamarr (Hedwig Kiesler) was born on this date in Vienna 100 years ago! She caused quite a sensation for being nude in the 1933 Czech film “Ecstasy” and made her U.S. debut in 1938’s “Algiers” with Charles Boyer. Lamarr appeared in several films at MGM including 1940’s “Boom Town” : 1942’s “White Cargo” and “Tortilla Flat.” She also starred with Victor Mature in Cecil B. DeMille’s 1949 “Samson and Delilah.” Lamarr was also a co-inventor with George Antheil during World War II of the earliest known form of the telecommunications method known as “frequency hopping.” She died in 2000 at the age of 85.

About Der Landstreicher

Ιδού η αληθινή Ταϊτή, δηλαδή: πιστά πλασμένη με τη φαντασία μου. (Πολ Γκογκέν και Σαρλ Μορίς)............... Είμαστε εμείς οι ονειροπαρμένοι τρελλοί της γης με τη φλογισμένη καρδιά και τα έξαλλα μάτια. (Γιώργος Μακρής).............. Und wollt ihr wissen, wer ich bin, ich weiß es selber nicht, ich irre so durchs Leben hin, weiß nicht, wo ich zu Hause bin und will es wissen nicht. (Landstreicherlied, Arnold Waldwagner)...........

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