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Journalist Unearths Audio Taped Hedy Interviews


Journalist Fleming Meeks unearths never-before-heard audio tapes of Hollywood actress Hedy Lamarr that reveal her misunderstood persona and technological savviness.

Learn more about Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, premiering Friday, May 18 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).

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I'''ve been waiting for somebody to contact me about Hedy Lamarr because I had the tapes.

Where did I find it? It'''s embarrassing.

I found it behind that blue trashcan.

I'''d had stuff stowed there and I moved it out of the way and there it was.

So in all there were four tapes, and this is the first one.


I was a staffwriter at Forbes and my father was an astrophysicist at MIT and he called me one day and he said, I just talked with this friend of mine here and he told me this amazing story about Hedy Lamarr.

And of course I pursued it.


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