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Hedy Lamarr once said "any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid." This succinctly explains an awful lot of my motivations. The rest can probably be explained by David Foster Wallace (although not succinctly and with an awful lot of footnotes) and Pema Chödrön.

(ETA: this introspection came after reading the latest SoCH post on The Hairpin, "The Ecstasy of Hedy Lamarr". I know it was posted last month, but I'm still chipping away at stuff I didn't read in August.)

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altamira16
Sep. 8th, 2013 01:01 am (UTC)
Wow. That was a great story about Heddy Lamarr.
oddharmonic
Sep. 8th, 2013 01:12 am (UTC)
Scandals of Classic Hollywood is one of my favorite recurring columns on The Hairpin. Anne Helen Petersen has a book based on the column coming out tentatively in spring/summer 2014.
altamira16
Sep. 8th, 2013 01:36 am (UTC)
The last job I had was related to communications engineering, and my boss mentioned Hedy Lamarr a lot so it was nice to get the background on her Hollywood career.

There was also some discussion about her interactions with Howard Hughes which were not mentioned in the Hairpin article at all.
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