Souls for Sale

Souls for Sale

While Barbara Lamarr’s silent film, Souls for Sale (1923), might be justly labeled a biopic, the life it portrayed is not one from the past but one yet to be fully realized. You were just a ten-year-old girl living a blissful and sheltered life in Vienna when the film...
GRAND THEFT AUTO BIOGRAPHY – It’s a Sin to Tell a Lie

GRAND THEFT AUTO BIOGRAPHY – It’s a Sin to Tell a Lie

It’s a, it’s a, it’s a, it’s a sinIt’s a sinEverything I’ve ever doneEverything I ever doEvery place I’ve ever beenEverywhere I’m going toIt’s a sin —Billy Mayhew One function the ghostwriters of your “autobiography” employed was taken right out of...
Bombarded

Bombarded

Adrienne Rich’s predicament (and strength) mirrors your own… I am bombarded yet      I stand. I have been standing all my life in the direct path of a battery of signals the most accurately transmitted most untranslatable language in the universe…...
A Codemaker, Codebreaker War

A Codemaker, Codebreaker War

Even the comics of the day replicated coded formats… The Submariner is captured by German spies, under suspicion of being a spy himself. . . Will he be rescued in time, before he’s found out? Or killed before he can convey the secret of their coding...
Secrecy (The L’Imitation Game)

Secrecy (The L’Imitation Game)

How secret was the Secret Communication System? Why so little mention of it by Hedy for so long? Was it only to preserve her Hollywood image? Did the government confiscate it, as some argue, given that she was classified as an alien? The following exchanges from The...
Secret Communication System

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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