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Welcome to “Woman Interrupted – A Kitbasher’s Guide to Hedy Lamarr.”

Not a typical fan site, this website is dedicated to all things Hedy Lamarr; kit-bashing her life of interruptions as an inventor / actress with Corel Corporation, Andy Warhol & Valerie Solanas, to name a few.  The website is filled with content including hundreds of colorful graphics and many other multimedia elements.

Users are invited to submit their own Hedy Lamarr inspired, kit-bashed articles to any viable subject to be included in this shareware project. 

But that’s a subject for another time! 

Suggested Places to Start

  Not a Fan Letter

Dear Hedy Lamarr,    This is not a fan letter. At least, not in the Hollywood sense. Like too many things in your life, it arrives in an untimely fashion. A Woman, Interrupted—by a dictatorial husband, the Hollywood image machine, and ghostwriters, among...

 Image Capture–and Release!

Grand Theft Identity:Hedy Lamarr Sues Corel     Misnamed and often miscast, you would come to lament:  “My face has been my misfortune. It has attracted six unsuccessful marriage partners. It has attracted all the wrong people into my boudoir for five...

AVENGING EXORCIST

Enter Valerie Solanas, the Founding Mother of SCUM (the Society for Cutting Up Men).Solanas is portrayed as emerging from Antheil's misogynism and Warhol's mishandling of Hedy--an Avenging Exorcist  and Rectifier.The male is a biological accident:  the Y (male) gene...

Foreword

Hedy Lamarr has been adored ever since her discovery in her teens until now, and she will continue to be well on into the future.  Her list of accomplishments however, was rivaled by the many interruptions she faced throughout her life. With that, you are formally...

Frequency Hiphopping

Contemporary culture, with its focus on media mixing and sampling as well as its heavy investiture in the Internet, can be traced back to your work on what is now known as spread spectrum technology. Indeed, frequency hopping is the very progenitor of the frequency...

I. Warhol’s Hedy: A Spliced Life

Ronald Tavel writes about the experience of having Andy Warhol transmogrify his script, Hedy, into a Factory production. He characterizes his script as “the celluloid saga with which I protested the taking of the actress into custody” (259). His “protest,” however,...

Secret Communication System

“The release of the patent could not have been more timely.  Pearl Harbour was still in everyone’s mind and, just two days before the patent grant, America suffered the worst defeat in the entire history of the Navy” (Walters 4). PATENT"…it has been very...
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