Humanoids Releases a Trailer and Excerpt for Hedy Lamarr: An Incredible Life Ahead of Her Birthday on November 9

Hedy Lamarr was born Hedwig Eva Marie Kiesler on November 9, 1914. To her fans, Hedy Lamarr was a star of the silver screen; to those who knew her, she was a genius. She fashioned designs to revolutionize the planes built by Howard Hughes. In the dead of night, she tinkered with her blueprints and experiments. And when World War II began, Hedy left her superstar persona behind and claimed the patent for a strange device. One that manipulated sound, created an unbreakable code and confounded the Nazi regime, giving the allies the advantage they needed to claim victory. Scientists called it “Spread Spectrum” technology. The military called it a “secret communication system.” Today, we call it a “cell phone,” “Wi-Fi” and a little thing called the “Internet.”

This week, timed to Hedy Lamarr’s birthday, the acclaimed graphic novel publisher Humanoids is publishing the biography Hedy Lamarr: An Incredible Life by writer William Roy and artist Sylvain Dorange.  

Humanoids has released an excerpt and a trailer to celebrate the book’s publication.