Archive • December 2016

When Next You Use Bluetooth, Think of Hedy Lamarr

posted December 26, 2016

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An industry group wants to find women who are emulating the film star Hedy Lamarr who, while most remembered for her film roles, more importantly devised a method of scrambling radio signals and ushered in a range of modern-day communications devices.

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A Resounding 25 Years of Reviving Early Film

posted December 17, 2016

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At the dawn of “talkies,” the leading film recording and projection system conveyed images and sound separately: the images on film, the sound on shellac discs. For the last 25 years, the Vitaphone Project has been locating and reuniting the many films and audio discs that became separated. It has restored some 125 features and short films, many thought lost forever, with many more in the pipeline.

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