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Hedy Lamarr

 

November 9, 1914: Movie star and genius inventor the late Hedy Lamarr was born Hedwig Eva Kiesler in Vienna, Austria.
“Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian-American actress and inventor who pioneered the technology that would one day form the basis for today’s WiFi, GPS, and Bluetooth communication systems. As a natural beauty seen widely on the big screen in films like ‘Samson and Delilah’ and ‘White Cargo’ society has long ignored her inventive genius.
Lamarr was originally Hedwig Eva Kiesler, born in Vienna, Austria on November 9th, 1914 into a well-to-do Jewish family. An only child, Lamarr received a great deal of attention from her father, a bank director and curious man, who inspired her to look at the world with open eyes. He would often take her for long walks where he would discuss the inner-workings of different machines, like the printing press or street cars. These conversations guided Lamarr’s thinking and at only 5 years of age, she could be found taking apart and reassembling her music box to understand how the machine operated. Meanwhile, Lamarr’s mother was a concert pianist and introduced her to the arts, placing her in both ballet and piano lessons from a young age.
Lamarr’s brilliant mind was ignored, and her beauty took center stage when she was discovered by director Max Reinhardt at age 16.” – National Women’s History Museum
‘Hedy Lamarr: The Incredible Mind Behind Secure WiFi, GPS And Bluetooth’ – via Forbes: https://www.forbes.com/…/hedy-lamarr-the-incredible…/…

May 26, 2021 Posted by | Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Drucilla Strain

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Barbara Stanwyck – 1923

 

Barbara Stanwyck started on the stage in the chorus as a Ziegfeld girl in 1923 at age 16

August 9, 2020 Posted by | Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Anna Held

 

Anna Held (19th March 1872 – 12th August 1918) was a Polish-born stage performer and singer on Broadway. While appearing in London, she was spotted by impresario Florenz Ziegfeld, who brought her to America as his common-law wife. Her fame seems to have owed more to Ziegfeld’s promotional flair than to any intrinsic talent, and she did not gain critical acclaim. But her uninhibited style inspired the long-running series of popular revues, the Ziegfeld Follies.

April 12, 2020 Posted by | Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Doris Eaton Travis

April 6, 2020 Posted by | Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Mary Nolan

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Caryl Bergman

November 24, 2019 Posted by | Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Doris Eaton

Doris Eaton Travis (14th March 1904 – 11th May 2010) was an American dancer, stage and film actress, dance instructor, writer, and rancher, who was the last of the acclaimed Ziegfeld girls.

August 26, 2018 Posted by | Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Billie Dove

Billie Dove

Billie Dove (14th May 1903 – 31st December 1997)

June 24, 2016 Posted by | Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Marion Benda c1920

1920s Marion Benda,

Sensual Retro & Modern Women.

June 18, 2016 Posted by | Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 1 Comment