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"I don’t change the facts to enhance the drama. I think of it the other way round, the drama has got to fit the facts,
and it’s your job as a writer to find the shape in real life."
Hilary Mantel


Monday, August 27, 2018

When Hedy Was News: Press Accounts for August

2 August 1938




  
Charles Boyer & Hedy in Algiers


11 August 1942


Hedy and her co-inventor, composer/musician George Antheil, are awarded a  United States Patent for their Secret Communication System. The basis for wifi, satnav, and more.

Hedy & George Antheil


15 August 1938






Hedy loved ice cream



Hedy in Ecstasy--lying down!

Lying down again

And again!


 

22 August 1940



23 August 1941

Dorothy Kilgallen decides that a change in Hedy's hairstyle for H. M. Pulham, Esq. is newsworthy.





27 August 1939


 



Friday, August 17, 2018

Beautiful Invention Pre-launch happenings


For those who use a Kindle for reading books, or use the app on their tablet or phone, Beautiful Invention: A Novel of Hedy Lamarr is available for pre-order.
 
 
 
 Promo items arrive daily. ARCs (Advance Reader Copies) have gone out to reviewers and press.

On Twitter, I've been posting 1930s-40s news items about Hedy to correspond to #OTD (On This Day).

Bookstore appearances are being scheduled.

I do hope reader anticipation about the release is building. I know mine is!