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Hedy Lamarr - Secrets of a Hollywood Star

Hedy Lamarr - Secrets of a Hollywood Star
Scene from "Hedy Lamarr - Secrets of a Hollywood Star" (photo © C Produktion)

MGM-tycoon Louis B. Mayer called Hedy Lamarr "the most beautiful girl of the century." A psychological portrait of glamour star Hedy Lamarr who became scandalously famous in 1933 as the first nude on the screen with her appearance in the Austrian/Czech film Ecstasy. She then had an extraordinary career in more than 25 Hollywood films. Don’t forget her historic patent for a torpedo guided system from 1942 which serves today as the basis for mobile phones. The documentary contains interviews with Mickey Rooney, Lupita Kohner, Kenneth Anger and many other personal friends of Hedy. With clips from Ecstasy by Gustav Machaty and Hedy by Andy Warhol.
Genre History, Biopic
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2006
Directors Donatello Dubini, Fosco Dubini, Barbara Obermaier
Screenplay Fosco Dubini, Barbara Obermaier, Donatello Dubini
Cinematography Donatello Dubini
Donatello Dubini, Fosco Dubini
Producers Donatello Dubini, Fosco Dubini, Cardo Dubini, Barbara Obermaier, Monique Indra
Production Company Tre Valli Filmproduktion/Zurich, in co-production with Dubini Filmproduktion/Cologne, Obermaier Film/Cologne, MI Films/Vancouver
Runtime 84 min
Format color, b&w
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby
Sound Technology Dolby, Dolby SR
Festivals FIPATEL Biarritz 2006, Solothurn 2006, Kiev 2006 (In Competition), Documentamadrid 2006, Cracow 2006, Teplice 2006, Olmuetz 2006, Sao Paolo 2006
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Eurimages, EDI, City of Zurich, Succès Cinéma
German Distributor Real Fiction Filmverleih/Cologne

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