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Adalbert is a forum for me, to post ephemera, photography, poetry, occasional travel notes, and various spontaneous motions. Cover photo: Parsonage where my great-grandfather spent his early years. Taken near Liegnitz, Silesia, ca. 1870.

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Saturday, February 8, 2014

Hedy Lamarr and George Antheil



Patent for the spread spectrum torpedo guidance system of Hedy Lamarr and George Antheil
source:  patent


Collage by Jonathan

Hedy Lamarr:  actor and driver of communication technology, along with George Antheil:

 


2 comments:

  1. An interesting post, Jonathan. I found the Le Ballet Mécanique very intense but that's the point I guess... Heavy on the nerves.

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  2. Ray, I initially grew familiar with Le Ballet Mécanique from an old record album which belonged to my grandfather (I may still have it somewhere), which I used to listen to. The sirens and pounding rhythms make for a heavy experience indeed. Meshes well with the unsettling leaps in Léger's film, the tides of repeating shots,the woman's face smiling mysteriously., Hedy Lamarr has gotten quite a bit of attention lately for her unusual life.

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