Prot-a-gonist* Hedy Lamarr / Speaks, 1914-2000

Hedy Lamarr by Laszlo Willinger, 1940   

"I was born an only child in Vienna, Austria. My father found hours to sit by me 
by the library fire and tell fairy stories."

"Hope and curiosity about the future seemed better than guarantees. That's the way I was. 
The unknown was always so attractive to me... and still is."

"I'm a sworn enemy of convention. I despise the conventional in anything, even the arts."

"I've met the most interesting people while flying or on a boat. These methods of travel 
seem to attract the kind of people I want to be with."

"Films have a certain place in a certain time period. Technology is forever."

  Hedy Lamarr, 1940

"Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid."

"I advise everybody not to save: spend your money. Most people save all their lives
 and leave it to somebody else. Money is to be enjoyed."

"If you use your imagination, you can look at any actress and see her nude. 
I hope to make you use your imagination."

"A good painting to me has always been like a friend. 
It keeps me company, comforts and inspires."

  Hedy Lamarr, 1935

"I must quit marrying men who feel inferior to me. Somewhere there must be a man 
who could be my husband and not feel inferior. I need a superior inferior man."

"Perhaps my problem in marriage - and it is the problem of many women - was to want 
both intimacy and independence. It is a difficult line to walk, yet both needs are
 important to a marriage."

"The world isn't getting any easier. With all these new inventions I believe that people 
are hurried more and pushed more... The hurried way is not the right way; you need 
time for everything - time to work, time to play, time to rest."

"Analysis gave me great freedom of emotions and fantastic confidence. 
I felt I had served my time as a puppet."

"I don't fear death because I don't fear anything I don't understand. 
When I start to think about it, I order a massage and it goes away."

Hedy Lamarr, 1919

"All creative people want to do the unexpected."

"I was madly in love with life."

[Suggesting her epitaph:] This is too deep for me.

                          Ziegfeld Girl (1941) Directed by Robert Z. Leonard                     Lady of the Tropics (1939) Dir. Jack Conway & Leslie Fenton                                           

Hedy Lamarr - Ectasy / Dir. Gustav Machaty, 1933

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