False Signals

False signals are defining elements in your life. Constructively employed, such signals allowed you and Antheil to devise a method for guiding torpedoes, allowing them to proceed unimpeded to their targets.

In your patent you describe how it is “desirable to provide an indicator to advise the operator at the transmitting station when the transmitting and receiving stations are both tuned to the same frequency. The lamp actuated by the auxiliary switch constitutes such an indicator….”

In their more destructive manifestations, false signals such as those emanating from your ghost-written “autobiography” are not so readily detected and sorted through.

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...

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...

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...

GRAND THEFT AUTO BIOGRAPHY – Snake Charmers and THE R APISTS

Snake-charmers like Antheil, with his glandular science, and Dr. Robert Wilson found you easy prey as you desperately sought to maintain the youthful image that Hollywood demanded of its female stars. The latter viewed middle-aged women as "female castrates" in need...

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

I love you, yes I do, I love youIf you break my heart I'll dieSo be sure it's trueWhen you say I love youIt's a sin to tell a lieBe sure it's true when you say I love youIt's a sin to tell a lieMillions of hearts have been brokenJust because these words were spokenI...

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

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...