Foreword

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...
AVENGING EXORCIST

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: ...
I. Warhol’s Hedy: A Spliced Life

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,...
 Image Capture–and Release!

 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...
Foreword

  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...
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...
Frequency Hiphopping

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...