This June the Friends of the Asa Waters are pleased to welcome History at Play's Judith Kalaora back to the Mansion for her glittering program “Tinseltown Inventor: The Most Beautiful Woman in the World, Hedy Lamarr”.
Upon hearing the name Hedy Lamarr, whom do you see? A smoldering, bejeweled temptress, perched on velour cushions, in the 1949 Hollywood classic Samson and Delilah? Or, a demure and professionally clad inventor, embarking on scientific ideas that were generations ahead of her time? Hedy Lamarr was not only a great starlet in Hollywood’s Golden Age; she was also devoted to helping the Allies beat the NAZI forces in WWII. Whether selling war bonds for $50,000 a kiss, or inventing a secret communication system, with the help of American composer George Antheil, Hedy Lamarr knows she is more than just a glamorous girl!
History At Play™ introduces you to a woman clouded in a fantasy world that only Tinseltown could create. Watch, as this young Viennese refugee transforms to become The Most Beautiful Woman in the World, all the while, inventing technology that would become the forerunner to GPS, WIFI, and all wireless telecommunications using Spread Spectrum Technology. “Tinseltown Inventor: The Most Beautiful Woman in the World, Hedy Lamarr” written by Judith Kalaora
Suitable for ages 13 and up. Running Time: Approx. 70 minutes.
Tickets are $25 and dessert will be served following the performance. There will also be a raffle and the Mansion Gift Shoppe will be open for patron's shopping pleasure. A portion of all proceeds will go to the continued care and restoration of the Asa Waters Mansion.
To reserve your tickets call Marie at 508-865-5528.
Advanced reservations only.