Here are a bunch of reasons to hurry up and get a crush on Hedy Lamarr, aside from her awesome name. And face.
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oh wait, it's totally not.
@PistolPackinMama IT'S HEDL---dammit don't you people do anything besides wait for new posts? Just once in my life I want to be the first person to pull out the Blazing Saddles joke.
@Yahtzii No, not usually. But I am on winter break still, and I am extracting every minute of pointless faffing out of it that I can.
"It's not Hedy - it's Hedley. Hedley Lamarr..."
Everyone always forgets that she also has a headcrab named after her.
@DoctorDisaster: You mean a Hedy-crab?
what a badass. this was like a mini Scandals of Classic Hollywood!
@heyits I know! So good!
But now I'm scared because I am worried that Anne Helen Peterson won't write about Hedy because now we know all about her...
@wee_ramekin I'm sure there's more to know! AHP has access to all the good dirt.
@heyits ANNE HELLLLLLENNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!
@wee_ramekin She was married six times or something. There's got to be more dirt in there somewhere.
@wee_ramekin I read the book and could only think it would have been much better if AHP wrote it. (Too many patents, not enough personality, I thought.)
@heyits Hedy was definitely on my wishlist for future Scandals! Maybe we'll be lucky.
(And I delurked and registered just to second this. Surely that counts for something!)
I cannot think of Hedy Lamarr without thinking Elizabeth Enright's And Then There Were Five -- when Rush Melendy decided that if Hedy were a vegetable, she'd be a pearly onion. Anyone?
@vanillawaif I don't remember that part but I loved those books as a kid. Even now "The Four-Story Mistake" is basically my mental comfort read and the book I secretly want to inhabit. (OMG, they've been reissued! With horrible cover art, predictably, but still.)
Too late. I already had a crush on her.
I am disappointed that the simulated orgasm was not part of the video clip.
@jen325 Samesies! I've been obsessed with this lady forever. I mentioned her on another hairpin article because she's just... just crazy awesome.
@insouciantlover She is! More smart hotties! And hot smarties!
I thought this is where you were going when I first saw the headline.
Can we get John Cameron Mitchell to write a guest piece (or four) for The Awl Network™?
"Legend has it that Lamarr approached him for endocrinological advice on increasing her breast size, but the two soon began chatting about weapons..."
@laurel Breasts can be weapons!
Plus she was Austrian. That's quite a feat, seeing as we don't have that many "most beautiful women in the world" on offer. Well, we don't have that much of anything to offer, really.
I have had a crush on her since following a link off of the Half-Life wiki.
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