Hedy Lamarr

Hedy’s Folly
by Richard Rhodes (2011)


The story of how film star Hedy Lamarr and an avant-garde composer George Antheil invented spread-spectrum radio, the technology that made wireless phones, GPS systems, and many other devices possible.

You would think this was an interesting book. However it soon becomes apparent that Hedy and George are in well-off families with little to worry about. Antheil gets grants to peruse his musical creations.

After just too much time explaining Antheil’s social life it just becomes boring (not enough Hedy) and I gave up.