Hagley Museum and Library will host a screening of “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story” and a discussion with its director, Alexandra Dean, at 6:30 p.m. May 3 at Hagley Soda House, 298 Buck Road, Wilmington.
Lamarr was an Austrian Jewish émigré who invented a covert communication system to try and help defeat the Nazis. Lamarr gave her patent to the Navy but was ignored and told to sell kisses for war bonds instead. It was only toward the very end of her life that tech pioneers discovered her concept, which is now used as the basis for secure WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth.
Dean is a journalist and producer. She produced news-magazine documentaries for PBS before becoming a series and documentary producer at Bloomberg television producing the series “Innovators, Adventures and Pursuits.” She also writes about invention for Businessweek magazine. She is a founding partner at Reframed Pictures.
The film screening is being organized by the University of Delaware Hagley Scholars.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more, call 658-2400 or visit hagley.org.