Lamarr, Hedy 1913-2000
Most widely held works about Hedy Lamarr
Most widely held works by Hedy Lamarr
Boom town ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1940 and 2006 in English and held by 438 libraries worldwide
In search of black-gold fortunes, two men will dream, scheme and team up to become rich. Things between the friends get rough, as one man steals the love of a woman from the other.
Ecstasy and me : my life as a woman by Hedy Lamarr ( Book )
19 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in 3 languages and held by 429 libraries worldwide
Algiers ( Visual )
46 editions published between 1938 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 405 libraries worldwide
A criminal, Pépé Le Moko, eludes capture in the Casbah section of Algiers, until he is lured out of hiding by a beautiful woman.
Ziegfeld girl ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1941 and 2004 in English and held by 379 libraries worldwide
Discovery by Flo Ziegfeld changes a girl's life but not necessarily for the better, as three beautiful women find out when they join the spectacle on Broadway: Susan, the singer who must leave behind her ageing vaudevillian father; vulnerable Sheila, the working girl pursued both by a millionaire and by her loyal boyfriend from Flatbush; and the mysterious European beauty Sandra, whose concert violinist husband cannot endure the thought of their escaping from poverty by promenading her glamor in skimpy costumes.
Tortilla Flat ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 243 libraries worldwide
Story of a group of Paisanos, descendants of early Mexican settlers in Northern California. They live in the tiny town of Tortilla Flat and spend their days eating, drinking and relaxing in the sun. When one of them inherits 2 houses the rest are soon living in the houses without paying rent! The situation is further complicated when the house owner falls for a beautiful woman.
Cecil B. DeMille's Samson and Delilah ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 214 libraries worldwide
The story of the Bible's legendary strongman and the woman who seduces, then betrays him.
Ekstase ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in German and English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
"Eva has just gotten married to an older gentleman, but discovers that he is obsessed with order in his life and doesn't have much room for passion. She becomes despondent and leaves him, returning to her father's house. One day while bathing in the lake she meets a young man and they fall in love. The husband has become grief stricken at the loss of his young bride, and fate brings him together with the young lover that has taken Eva from him." Ed Sutton, www.imdb.com.
Samson and Delilah ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1949 and 2004 in English and Chinese and held by 110 libraries worldwide
The story of the Bible's legendary strongman and the woman who seduces, then betrays him.
Ecstasy ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1932 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 102 libraries worldwide
Simple yet symbolic story of an adulterous love triangle in a pastoral setting.
Copper Canyon ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
In the early days after the Civil War, Johnny, a vaudeville sharpshooter, tries to outrun his past as a hero in the Confederate Army. But when some ex-Confederate miners need protection from Unionists and corrupt lawmen who run Copper Canyon, Johnny decides to fight for justice. Along the way he wins the heart of a local beauty.
Dishonored lady ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
Hedy Lamarr is Madeleine Damien, a gorgeous and sophisticated fashion editor living life in the fast lane in an age when "good girls didn't." Depressed by her tarnished reputation, she deliberately crashes her car into a tree and lands on a psychiatrist's couch. Encouraged to change her ways, she starts over with a new name and a new career. She falls in love with a young doctor (Dennis O'Keefe) but her past-life returns to haunt her. Dragged into her old party-girl habits by former coworkers, Madeleine goes home one night with an ex-lover. When he turns up murdered, she finds herself the prime suspect. A courtroom trial follows, and Madeleine is forced to fight for her life.
My favorite spy ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
While headed to Tangier to purchase a microfilm containing important war secrets, foreign spy Eric Augustine is captured by the authorities. Burlesque comedian Peanuts White, a dead ringer for Augustine, is recruited by the government to take over Augustine's mission. White is briefed, dressed to look exactly like Augustine, and thrust into the world of espionage and international intrigue. In Tangiers problems arise when he meets Lily, Augustine's sweetheart and mastermind of the spy ring.
Comrade X ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1940 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 65 libraries worldwide
American reporter in Moscow (Gable) is blackmailed into convincing revolutionist (Lamarr) to leave Russia for married life in Brooklyn.
The strange woman ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1946 and 2008 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
After the death of her father, a beautiful woman manoeuvres herself into a position to marry a middle-aged monied local businessman. Though she often uses his money to do good, she continues to consider all other men fair game.
Ladies' men ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Radio Spirits presents sixteen digitally restored episodes of the highly-applauded radio program The Charlie McCarthy Show. Here, ventriloquist and gentleman Edgar Bergen and his dummy Charlie McCarthy humorously interact with a bevy of superstars from the Golden Age of Hollywood.
The strange woman Moon over Harlem ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Hedy Lamarr insisted on the little-known and even less respected German expatriate Edgar Ulmer to direct "The strange woman," which would become his biggest budgeted picture and would feature her best performance. Lamarr plays a shrewish woman in early 19th-century Maine who schemes for the favors of three rich men. Ulmer survived low-budget productions for most of his career to become a cult figure in the world of cinema auteurism. "Moon over Harlem, " with an $8,000 budget and an all-black cast, is an excellent example of what created his fame. This film is a melodrama concerning a wealthy widow who remarries and subsequently accuses her daughter of trying to seduce her new husband.
Classic romance ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Anna Karenina: Drama and tragedy ensue in this adaptation of the Leo Tolstoy novel. Married to a rich (and older) man, Anna is swept off her feet by the romantic Vronsky.
Come live with me ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1941 and 2010 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
"Beautiful Austrian political refugee "Johnny" Jones is about to be deported, leaving the loving arms of a married Manhattan publisher for the waiting arms of the Nazis. The solution: instant citizenship via a marriage of convenience with flat-broke writer Bill Smith, in which the only thing they'll share is the same last name"--Container.
H.M. Pulham, Esq ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
"One soft-boiled egg for Harry. Two peanuts for the squirrels in the park. Each morning is the same for prosperous, proper Bostonian Harry Pulham - until he begins writing his biography for his 25th Harvard class reunion. Then memories of the free-spirited woman he once loved, of the liberated life he could have had, of all the aching what ifs of middle age bring Harry abruptly face-to-face with his past."--Container insert.
Crossroads ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
With a lovely new bride and a diplomatic appointment imminent, David Talbot sees his life on an upswing - if he is really David Talbot. Blackmailers say he is actually a murderer and thief named Jean Pelletier. Talbot's past includes incidents of amnesia, and he begins to wonder if he is living a lie.
Action and adventure films Actors Actresses Adultery American Civil War (1861-1865) Bible films Biography California--Monterey Comedy films Crime films Czechoslovakia Delilah--(Biblical figure) Doppelgängers Drama Fame Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Film adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Gushers Hispanic Americans History Juvenile works Lamarr, Hedy,--1913-2000 Man-woman relationships Marriage Married people Mexican Americans Motion picture actors and actresses Motion pictures Motion pictures Musical films Petroleum industry and trade Poor Romantic comedy films Samson--(Biblical judge) Sharpshooting (Military science) Showgirls Spies Spread spectrum communications Thieves Triangles (Interpersonal relations) United States Veterans Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Women entertainers Young women Ziegfeld, Flo,--1869-1932
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