This is the autobiography of Hedy Lamarr, who is famous for two things First Her movie career, as she was regarded as the most beautiful woman in Hollywood She was also the first woman ever to appear nude in a movie Second She is famous as an inventor, a scientist and a researcher, especially during the Second World War, as she developed and patented a method to defend against torpedoes and missiles She also developed an anti aircraft system where the anti aircraft fire would not hit the aircraft but would explode nearby Nowadays, in the aftermath of the shooting down of Malaysian Airline 17 over Eastern Ukraine, killing 298 passengers, a new look is being taken at the process developed by Hedy Lamarr The missile that shot down the Malaysian Airplane used a system similar to the one developed by Hedy Lamarr, and the defense against torpedoes she developed might have applications to prevent future commercial aircraft from being knocked down....
|Title||:||Ecstasy and Me My Life as a Woman|
|Publisher||:||Ishi Press August 19, 2014|
|Number of Pages||:||348 pages|
|File Size||:||893 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Ecstasy and Me My Life as a Woman Reviews
True to the subtitle "My Life as a Woman", the book reports only about those aspects of and events in the life of the author, Hedy Lamarr, in which the fact that she was a woman played a major role: marriages, sex, and movies, in about equal parts and in considerable detail. Her achievements and her patent in electronics are not mentioned at all, not even hinted at.
Very difficult to rate this book! Bizarre comes to mind. If you read other reviews, you'll find one that says she did not write it, or read the draft. It is so strangely written its hard for me to believe she was not the author, then again she need the money so badly, who knows.
The story of an Austrian girl, who became a world class actress. From the 30s untill the early 50s, Hedy Lamarr was often labeled the most beautiful woman in Hollywood. This book details her ups and downs, her loves and failures, in a very humanistic way.
I especially like the beginning and the middle of the book when she discusses the Hollywood of yesteryear. The sexual exploits are great and all, but, after a while, I'm ready to hear more of a story. I also feel it is important to note that Ms. Lamarr denied most of the events described in the book.
Rather dirty for the time it was made. Just as good normal stories
Hedy Lamarr was not only drop-dead beautiful, she was also highly intelligent and crafty. She played dumb and hear all the important Nazi war plans. Her inventions are being used today.
Sadly, Lamarr makes no mention of her inventions, which is the reason I wanted to read the book. But if you like Hollywood kiss and tell autobiographies you'll have an interesting read.
.....Miss Lamarr sued the publisher for inserting false assertions by her ghost writer that she claimed were not true. So how much of the book is fact and how much fiction is up for grabs. One thing is certain, if only one half of the book is factual then Miss Lamarr had a serious problem with her sexuality. She claims that she was over sexed and was under the care of psychiratists for many years. The word nymphomaniac was never used but most certainly must have been the case.