Suhair Sibai

28 07 2012

Suhair Sibai. Her work is remarkable. Wonderful. I’m a little gaga over it. Reminds me of Klimt. And Kuris. There are story lines in her paintings. And then there is paint. And a sense of restoration. As if there was a remarkable work being excavated.

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Hedy Lamarr

28 07 2012

Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian-American actress. Though known primarily for her extraordinary beauty and her celebrity in a film career as a major contract star of MGM’s “Golden Age” Lamarr was also a scientist, inventor and mathematician who co-invented an early technique for spread spectrum communications; a key to many forms of wireless communication from the pre-computer age to the present day.

Ms. Lamarr might have been one of the most intelligent people in the United States when she was a star. She and her husband designed a machine to be used in torpedoes. (She despised the Nazis. All her efforts were directed toward defeating them.) The war department didn’t buy into it during the war. Her work on spread spectrum devices are now used in all computers. She never made a dime on any of her inventions.

Ms. Lamarr is most remembered for her movie career. Especially her nude scene in Ekstasy. She was also an author. She has said that she spent 20 million dollars during her life. An extraordinary woman.