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“Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story”
Silver-screen powerhouse Hedy Lamarr isn’t just the inspiration for a running gag in “Blazing Saddles.” Born in Vienna in 1914, she was a super-hot superstar who began her American film career in the late ‘30s. When WWII struck, she spent her spare time inventing stuff, like a method to protect military radio communications from snoops that eventually led to things like your cellphone. You know, ordinary stuff like that. The Washington Jewish Film Festival is screening the doc “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story,” which reveals the history behind Old Hollywood’s greatest mind.
Edlavitch DCJCC, 1529 16th St. NW; Tue., 7:30 p.m., $13. (Sold out, but rush line forms at 6:30 p.m.)

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