Although you patented the lively, dynamic science of frequency hopping, directors and the Hollywood Image Machine often conspired to keep you in your “place.”
We protest. . .
The “widespread lack of self-confidence brought about by the father system that discourages many talented girls from becoming scientists” (Solanas). In films such as I Take This Woman and Dishonored Lady, you played second-fiddle and helpmeet to men of half your intellect.
You spoke the ironic truth behind “Hold That Pose”:
“Any girl can be glamorous, all you have to do is stand still and look stupid.”
You were more often presented as a conversation piece rather than as an intelligent woman with a great deal to say. Hollywood often treated you like a posable doll.
Your beauty only served as an isolation chamber…. “The cynosure of all eyes” “so beautiful that everyone would stop talking when she entered a room” “Of her conversation I can remember nothing…one just watched her mouth moving and marveled at the exquisite shape of her lips”
“This patent describes a system that hides speech away under a noise-like signal”