Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
May 20, 2017
Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St, Charleston 29401

Starlet. Screen Siren. The Most Beautiful Woman in the World. These are all phrases used to describe 1940s Hollywood actress Hedy Lamarr.

Alexandra Dean’s illuminating documentary adds Inventor to the list. An Austrian Jewish émigré who acted by day and drew mechanical and electronic inventions by night, Lamarr came up with a “secret communication system” to help the Allies to beat the Nazis. Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story is a film for lovers of history, Hollywood, and science.

Produced by Susan Sarandon and profiling mega movie-star turned wartime inventor/scientist Hedy Lamarr, Bombshell premiered to rave reviews at the Tribeca Film Festival last week (including Vanity FairHollywood Reporter, and Nerdist).

The Gibbes Museum is hosting a one-night screening, beginning with a short introduction to the importance of STEAM curriculum for our youth by Gibbes Executive Director Angela Mack and followed by a Q&A with director Alexandrea Dean.

View the trailer