When I think of Hedy Lamarr, I always pictures these promotional pictures from the wonderful 1941 film Ziegfeld Girl, directed by Robert Z. Leonard and Busby Berkeley (musical numbers).
I often get frustrated when I read negative things about Hedy Lamarr’s acting (whether it’s from directors, other actresses, or fans). She was not, obviously, on par with say Barbara Stanwyck, Bette Davis, or Katharine Hepburn but, come on… so few were!
She gave each role precisely what it needed and added to each film with her lovely, warm presence. She was a brilliant, beautiful woman and old Hollywood was lucky to have her!
You can find Ziegfeld Girl (Amazon link) on dvd or watch the movie on Prime Video.
Hedy Lamarr, Ziegfeld Girl