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Author Lecture: Margaret Porter “Beautiful Invention”

Hollywood beauty. Brilliant inventor. The incredible story of a remarkable and misunderstood woman. Hedy Kiesler, Austrian actor of Jewish heritage, scandalizes Europe with her nudity in the art film “Ecstasy.” Her hasty marriage to a wealthy munitions merchant disintegrates, as he grows increasingly controlling and possessive. Even worse, he supplies deadly weapons to Hitler’s regime.

She flees her husband and homeland for Hollywood, where Louis B. Mayer transforms her into Hedy Lamarr, an icon of exotic glamour. Professional success clashes with her personal life as marriage and motherhood compete with the demands of studio and stardom.

Motivated by the atrocities of WWII, Hedy secretly invents a new technology intended for her adopted country’s defense – and unexpectedly changes the world. Join us, as Author Margaret Porter shares “Beautiful Invention,” Monday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. in Taylor Community’s Woodside Building. This free event is open to the public.

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