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Happy 104th Birthday, Hedy Lamarr: Read Exclusive Excerpt From New Graphic Novel Biography

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EXCLUSIVE: It was 104 years ago today that screen legend Hedy Lamarr was bo..

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EXCLUSIVE: It was 104 years ago today that screen legend Hedy Lamarr was born in Vienna beginning a bittersweet, one-of-a-kind life odyssey. The legacy of that unique journey has made Lamarr a figure of fascination in recent months.

Last year the documentary Bombshell: The Hedy Lamar Story (produced by Susan Sarandon) was released to wide acclaim and then this past summer Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot made it clear that her pursuit of a Lamarr project is a front-burner passion project.

Now comes a third effort to capture the mercurial stars story with the publication of Hedy Lamarr: An Incredible Life, the graphic novel from Humanoids that arrives in stores this week. The graphic novel was written by French documentary filmmaker William Roy and illustrated by Sylvain Dorange.

Deadline has an exclusive excerpt from the graphic novel — a revelatory sequence that depicts Lamarrs son receiving a phone call from the Electronic Frontier Foundation regarding his mothers inventions.

Fascinated by science and innovation, Lamarrs “hobby” as an inventor led her to develop a radio guidance system intended for Allied torpedoes. The spread spectrum and frequency aspects of that work presaged todays Bluetooth and WiFi technologies. She was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2014 but Lamarrs pursuits were rarely taken seriously in their time.

Dubbed “the most beautiful woman in the world,” Lamarr often bristled at the way her life was shaped by fame, glamor and sex appeal — all attributes that she valued far less than others did. “Any girl can be glamorous,” she famously observed. “All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.”

She was a sensation during the “Golden Age” of MGM with films such as Algiers, Boom Town, Lady of the Tropics and Tortilla Flat. Lamarr, who had six divorces by age 51, had a wry view of her love life: “Ive never liked bargains when it came to sex.”

The actress and inventor died in January 2000 at age 85. She was a recluse in her final years. “To be a star is to own the world and all the people in it,” she once said. “After a taste of stardom, everything else is poverty.”

Humanoids is a publisher that dates back to 1974 when it was launched in France as Les Humanoïdes Associés, the book-publishing sister company of Métal Hurlant, the magazine that reached American readers as Heavy Metal (and inspired the namesake 1981 animated movie). Humanoids relocated its headquarters to Los Angeles in 2013.

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Mark Medoff Dies: Oscar-Nominated Children Of A Lesser God Writer Was 79

Mark Medoff, who won a Tony Award for writing Children of a Lesser God and earned an Oscar nom for i..

Mark Medoff, who won a Tony Award for writing Children of a Lesser God and earned an Oscar nom for its movie adaptation, died Tuesday at Mesilla Valley Hospice in Las Cruces, NM. He was 79.

Children of a Lesser God won the 1980 Tony for Best Play and ran for more than two years and 880 performances at Broadways Longacre Theatre. The show about a hearing speech teacher at a school for the deaf who falls for a deaf custodian was turned into a 1986 feature directed by Randa Haines. The film starred William Hurt and Marlee Matlin, who won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for the role. Hurt and supporting actress Piper Laurie also scored Oscar noms, and the film was up for Best Picture but lost to Platoon.

Children of a Lesser God, 1986

A revival of Children of a Lesser God played on the Main Stem for six weeks last year. Medoff also penned Prymate, which had a brief Broadway run in 2004.

Medoffs other feature writing credits include The Outright Winner (2016), City of Joy (1992), Claras Heart (1988), Good Guys Wear Black (1978) and the 1979 adaptation of When You Comin Back, Red Ryder? — which was based on his play that won him the 1974 Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding New Playwright.

Born on March 18, 1940, in Mount Carmel, IL, Medoff also had roles in more than a half-dozen films, including his penned pics Claras Heart, Red Ryder? and Santa Fe (1997). He also produced a handful of features.

His final film is Walking with Herb, a faith-based drama starring Edward James Olmos, George Lopez and Mary McDonnell. Medoff wroRead More – Source

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Angela Bassett Joins Lena Headey & Karen Gillan In Gunpowder Milkshake

EXCLUSIVE: 9-1-1 star Angela Bassett has signed on to co-star in Gunpowder Milkshake, the action thr..

EXCLUSIVE: 9-1-1 star Angela Bassett has signed on to co-star in Gunpowder Milkshake, the action thriller from Studiocanal and The Picture Company. Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado are directing the film from a script that they wrote with Ehud Lavski. Bassett, whose recent credits include the smash hit Black Panther, Bumblebee, and Mission: Impossible – Fallout, is joining previously announced stars Lena Headey and Avengers: Endgames Karen Gillan.

The pic is said to be a high-concept female-centric assassin thriller that spans multiple generations. Angela will play Anna May, one of the unassuming leaders of a massive armory.

The Picture Company partners Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman will produce through their overall deal with Studiocanal.

Bassett, a Golden Globe winner for her iconic performance as Tina Turner in Whats Love GoRead More – Source

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Angela Bassett Joins Lena Headey & Karen Gillan In Gunpowder Milkshake

EXCLUSIVE: 9-1-1 star Angela Bassett has signed on to co-star in Gunpowder Milkshake, the action thr..

EXCLUSIVE: 9-1-1 star Angela Bassett has signed on to co-star in Gunpowder Milkshake, the action thriller from Studiocanal and The Picture Company. Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado are directing the film from a script that they wrote with Ehud Lavski. Bassett, whose recent credits include the smash hit Black Panther, Bumblebee, and Mission: Impossible – Fallout, is joining previously announced stars Lena Headey and Avengers: Endgames Karen Gillan.

The pic is said to be a high-concept female-centric assassin thriller that spans multiple generations. Angela will play Anna May, one of the unassuming leaders of a massive armory.

The Picture Company partners Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman will produce through their overall deal with Studiocanal.

Bassett, a Golden Globe winner for her iconic performance as Tina Turner in Whats Love GoRead More – Source

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Happy 104th Birthday, Hedy Lamarr: Read Exclusive Excerpt From New Graphic Novel Biography

Kino Lorber

EXCLUSIVE: It was 104 years ago today that screen legend Hedy Lamarr was bo..

Kino Lorber

EXCLUSIVE: It was 104 years ago today that screen legend Hedy Lamarr was born in Vienna beginning a bittersweet, one-of-a-kind life odyssey. The legacy of that unique journey has made Lamarr a figure of fascination in recent months.

Last year the documentary Bombshell: The Hedy Lamar Story (produced by Susan Sarandon) was released to wide acclaim and then this past summer Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot made it clear that her pursuit of a Lamarr project is a front-burner passion project.

Now comes a third effort to capture the mercurial stars story with the publication of Hedy Lamarr: An Incredible Life, the graphic novel from Humanoids that arrives in stores this week. The graphic novel was written by French documentary filmmaker William Roy and illustrated by Sylvain Dorange.

Deadline has an exclusive excerpt from the graphic novel — a revelatory sequence that depicts Lamarrs son receiving a phone call from the Electronic Frontier Foundation regarding his mothers inventions.

Fascinated by science and innovation, Lamarrs “hobby” as an inventor led her to develop a radio guidance system intended for Allied torpedoes. The spread spectrum and frequency aspects of that work presaged todays Bluetooth and WiFi technologies. She was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2014 but Lamarrs pursuits were rarely taken seriously in their time.

Dubbed “the most beautiful woman in the world,” Lamarr often bristled at the way her life was shaped by fame, glamor and sex appeal — all attributes that she valued far less than others did. “Any girl can be glamorous,” she famously observed. “All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.”

She was a sensation during the “Golden Age” of MGM with films such as Algiers, Boom Town, Lady of the Tropics and Tortilla Flat. Lamarr, who had six divorces by age 51, had a wry view of her love life: “Ive never liked bargains when it came to sex.”

The actress and inventor died in January 2000 at age 85. She was a recluse in her final years. “To be a star is to own the world and all the people in it,” she once said. “After a taste of stardom, everything else is poverty.”

Humanoids is a publisher that dates back to 1974 when it was launched in France as Les Humanoïdes Associés, the book-publishing sister company of Métal Hurlant, the magazine that reached American readers as Heavy Metal (and inspired the namesake 1981 animated movie). Humanoids relocated its headquarters to Los Angeles in 2013.

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Mark Medoff Dies: Oscar-Nominated Children Of A Lesser God Writer Was 79

Mark Medoff, who won a Tony Award for writing Children of a Lesser God and earned an Oscar nom for i..

Mark Medoff, who won a Tony Award for writing Children of a Lesser God and earned an Oscar nom for its movie adaptation, died Tuesday at Mesilla Valley Hospice in Las Cruces, NM. He was 79.

Children of a Lesser God won the 1980 Tony for Best Play and ran for more than two years and 880 performances at Broadways Longacre Theatre. The show about a hearing speech teacher at a school for the deaf who falls for a deaf custodian was turned into a 1986 feature directed by Randa Haines. The film starred William Hurt and Marlee Matlin, who won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for the role. Hurt and supporting actress Piper Laurie also scored Oscar noms, and the film was up for Best Picture but lost to Platoon.

Children of a Lesser God, 1986

A revival of Children of a Lesser God played on the Main Stem for six weeks last year. Medoff also penned Prymate, which had a brief Broadway run in 2004.

Medoffs other feature writing credits include The Outright Winner (2016), City of Joy (1992), Claras Heart (1988), Good Guys Wear Black (1978) and the 1979 adaptation of When You Comin Back, Red Ryder? — which was based on his play that won him the 1974 Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding New Playwright.

Born on March 18, 1940, in Mount Carmel, IL, Medoff also had roles in more than a half-dozen films, including his penned pics Claras Heart, Red Ryder? and Santa Fe (1997). He also produced a handful of features.

His final film is Walking with Herb, a faith-based drama starring Edward James Olmos, George Lopez and Mary McDonnell. Medoff wroRead More – Source

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Angela Bassett Joins Lena Headey & Karen Gillan In Gunpowder Milkshake

EXCLUSIVE: 9-1-1 star Angela Bassett has signed on to co-star in Gunpowder Milkshake, the action thr..

EXCLUSIVE: 9-1-1 star Angela Bassett has signed on to co-star in Gunpowder Milkshake, the action thriller from Studiocanal and The Picture Company. Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado are directing the film from a script that they wrote with Ehud Lavski. Bassett, whose recent credits include the smash hit Black Panther, Bumblebee, and Mission: Impossible – Fallout, is joining previously announced stars Lena Headey and Avengers: Endgames Karen Gillan.

The pic is said to be a high-concept female-centric assassin thriller that spans multiple generations. Angela will play Anna May, one of the unassuming leaders of a massive armory.

The Picture Company partners Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman will produce through their overall deal with Studiocanal.

Bassett, a Golden Globe winner for her iconic performance as Tina Turner in Whats Love GoRead More – Source

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Angela Bassett Joins Lena Headey & Karen Gillan In Gunpowder Milkshake

EXCLUSIVE: 9-1-1 star Angela Bassett has signed on to co-star in Gunpowder Milkshake, the action thr..

EXCLUSIVE: 9-1-1 star Angela Bassett has signed on to co-star in Gunpowder Milkshake, the action thriller from Studiocanal and The Picture Company. Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado are directing the film from a script that they wrote with Ehud Lavski. Bassett, whose recent credits include the smash hit Black Panther, Bumblebee, and Mission: Impossible – Fallout, is joining previously announced stars Lena Headey and Avengers: Endgames Karen Gillan.

The pic is said to be a high-concept female-centric assassin thriller that spans multiple generations. Angela will play Anna May, one of the unassuming leaders of a massive armory.

The Picture Company partners Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman will produce through their overall deal with Studiocanal.

Bassett, a Golden Globe winner for her iconic performance as Tina Turner in Whats Love GoRead More – Source

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