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,...
COREL Tool Kit

COREL Tool Kit

Z Note This is a good page to come back to often to easily find the 10 Corel FUNCTIONS.  To get back to an abridged version of this page, you will find it labelled FUNCTIONS on the side menu. What’s in Corel’s Tool Box?   If you open the box, you...
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…...
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...
PITCHING THE PITUITARY

PITCHING THE PITUITARY

  Antheil, a self-proclaimed expert on glandular “science,” brags about his acumen: “If the lady offers you some of her history, she will be telling you with every breath to exactly what glandular type she belongs.” “Hedy Wants You to Pitch Her...
GLAND TYPECASTING

GLAND TYPECASTING

Gland Kit Line-Up Number One Far  away a piece of gaily printed silk will be gradually taking the form of a girl. . . Postpituitary ‘the maternal instinct” Here comes Number 2. She’s really  handsome. Heavy bushy hair.  Sporty mannish hair. Aggressive walk. Will...
FUNCTION #6. RENAME: Pseudonymously Yours

FUNCTION #6. RENAME: Pseudonymously Yours

Note Create a duplicate that adopts given properties of the original. In an encounter with MGM’s fabled Luis B. Mayer, you negotiated your first Hollywood contract.  It is he who provided the young Hedwig Keisler Mandl with a new name: Hedy Lamarr, the surname coined...