Monday, March 26, 2012

Beauty and brains this blue Monday

I read an article today on the Internet about Hedy Lamar..   not only was she a Hollywood beauty and well know actress ....she was also mathematically minded and an inventor?       The glamour of the silver screen blinded most people to her inventor's passion that would lead to a patented "frequency hopping" breakthrough still used in civilian and military technologies today.     

The reason she set up inventor's room in her house and pursued inventing as a hobby was that she didn't drink, didn't smoke and didn't like parties,"    She eventually invented a new torpedo guidance system for the U.S. Navy.    
Her most recognized work came from co-inventing a frequency-hopping wireless signal for guiding U.S. Navy torpedoes to their targets. But even after Lamar enlisted the help of fellow inventor George Antheil and received a "Secret Communications System" patent in 1942, the U.S. Navy ignored the breakthrough until its engineers rediscovered the patent in the mid-1950s


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My hats off to a smart and beautiful lady  

I am joining Smiling Sally for Blue Monday


  1. I love this informative blue post! What a smart lady.

    Happy Blue Monday, Elaine.

  2. impressive! she's one of a kind.

  3. She's beautiful as well as intelligent. Good post!

    My Blue Monday.

  4. Sweet Elaine,
    You are one of my GIVEAWAY winners! Could you please forward your mailing address to me so I can get your package out?

  5. That is so informative, beautiful!

    Visiting for for Blue Monday- hope you can stop by:)

  6. You know, I have learned interesting things about this lovely actress myself. In the past. Amazing! Certainly a case where beauty and brains went hand-in-hand.

    Was there something more? Something about real life sleuthing, during War time? Or was that something, from a film of hers...........? Very interesting lady!!!!!!

  7. She's an interesting lady!

    My Blue, have a great week ahead.

  8. Thanks for that bit of information! It is possible to find brains behind the beauty.

  9. You never know what is behind a pretty face. I love your header. Simply gorgeous.

  10. Wow! You posted a terrific blue and informative post! Love it!