Eminent Annotated Bibliography

Works Cited

Antheil, George. Bad Boy of Music. Samuel French, 1945. Book.

This book, written by a close, respected friend of Hedy Lamarr, effectively demonstrates the type of relationship Lamarr and Antheil share. As well, the book further outlines the first-hand experiences of Hedy Lamarr’s mind and way of thinking. I found this book useful because of the insight it gave to Hedy Lamarr’s character. Antheil describes events leading up to, and during, the invention of “frequency hopping”, and he further goes on to describe, in-depth, his continued relationship with Lamarr in later years.

Camhi, Leslie. Hedy Lamarr’s Forgotten, Frustrated Career As A Wartime Inventor. 3 December 2017. Web site. 28 November 2019. <https://www.newyorker.com/tech/annals-of-technology/hedy-lamarrs-forgotten-frustrated-career-as-a-wartime-inventor>.

This website clearly states the main life events of actress Hedy Lamarr, including each of the important facts that helped make her the eminent person she is considered today. The source includes background information on her childhood and demonstrates how the name “Lamarr” came to be known. I found this source useful because it was able to inform me of the factual evidence of Lamarr’s life, in order for me to further make inferences about her personality and relationships.

Cheslak, Colleen. Hedy Lamarr. 30 August 2018. Web site. 28 November 2019. <https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/hedy-lamarr>.

This web site distinctly outlines the life of Hedy Lamarr, which includes her acting and inventing careers. The site is written by an author of the National Women’s History Museum, which makes the authenticity of Lamarr’s eminence clear and straightforward. The source helped me to confirm the main facts that other sources had been explaining, as well as adding some extra facts that I had not already discovered.

editors, Biography.com. Hedy Lamarr Biography. 4 November 2019. Web site. 28 November 2019. <https://www.biography.com/actor/hedy-lamarr>.

Franz, Julia. How actress Hedy Lamarr became the ‘mother of Wi-Fi’. 25 June 2017. Web site. 1 December 2019. <https://www.pri.org/stories/2017-06-25/how-actress-hedy-lamarr-became-mother-wi-fi>.

Frequency-hopping spread spectrum. 14 November 2019. Web site. 1 December 2019. <https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Frequency-hopping_spread_spectrum&action=history>.

George Antheil. 21 November 2019. Web site. 1 December 2019. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Antheil>.

George, Alice. Thank This World War II-Era Film Star for Your Wi-Fi. 4 April 2019. Web site. 1 December 2019. <https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/thank-world-war-ii-era-film-star-your-wi-fi 180971584/#:~:targetText=Her%20image%20reflects%20the%20allure%20that%20led%20to%20her%20being,skin%20and%20sparkling%20green%20eyes.>.

This website is a prime example of a good source for Hedy Lamarr, as it outlines facts about her life and character that other sources may lack. This source describes everything from Lamarr’s early life, to her acting career, inventing career, and life after retirement. I was able to use this information to shape my research, as it provided essential insight to the many accomplishments of Hedy Lamarr.

Murrin, Tom. Stage Notes: Frequency Hopping. 4 June 2008. Web site. 1 December 2019. <https://www.papermag.com/stage-notes-frequency-hopping-1425433244.html>.

This website discusses the play “Frequency Hopping”, based on Hedy Lamarr’s inventing career with composer George Antheil. The play is solely based around the relationship that Hedy and George shared, and outlines some suspicions about a romance instead of only a professional partnership. This source was of extreme importance to me, as it provided researchers’ and playwriters’ opinions on the type of relationship that George and Hedy might have shared.

Tommasini, Anthony. Mechanical Dreams Come True. 9 June 2008. Web site. 2019 1 December. <https://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/09/arts/music/09ball.html>.



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