Starring Emily Ebertz & Written by Mike Broemmel
Stand Still & Look Stupid chronicles the incomparable life of Hedy Lamarr, Hollywood star and creator of the technology that makes the Digital Communications Age possible.
Hedy Lamarr. As a 19-year old girl she revolutionized the film industry as the first woman in a mainstream movie to be portrayed in sexual rapture.
Hedy Lamarr. At the height of her Hollywood career, she developed technology that made her one of the most important inventors in all of history.
At the time of the Nazi annexation of Austria, Hedy Lamarr fled to the United States. Within a couple of years, she became one of the most talked-about actors on the silver screen. After her first U.S. motion picture, Lamarr was known as “the most beautiful girl in the world,” a moniker she would carry throughout her career . She made over 20 Hollywood films before leaving the industry and living most of the rest of her life in seclusion.
Spread spectrum technology, conceived by Hedy Lamarr, is indispensable for wireless communication. Her invention is described as the backbone of the digital communications age … from mobile phones to WiFi to GPS to Bluetooth to the barcode scanner at the market … and countless other technologies. Global communication exists … because of a woman once best known as the most beautiful girl in the world.