Hedy Lamarr in I take this Woman
Hedy Lamarr in “I take this Woman”, Foto von Laszlo Willinger, MGM 1940 © Jewish Museum Vienna

Lady Bluetooth - Hedy Lamarr

The story of a remarkable inventor buried under the expectations of womanhood in the 30’s and 40’s.

Hedy Lamarr was a gifted scientist before her age. Our world today is shaped by her work, as without her our mobile phones, wi-fi, nor bluetooth would exist. She invented the technology while looking for a way to protect torpedo radio signals from enemy jammers, and to help fight Nazi Germany, and her invention was recognized by the National inventors hall of fame, although only in 2014. Despite the fact that she later switched to a life of a Hollywood star with an opulent lifestyle, her work still makes a case for the importance of innovation and gender equality. The City of Vienna also established the Hedy Lamarr Prize in 2018, aimed at innovative female researchers.

The exhibition at the Jewish Museum Judenplatz addresses the various aspects of this multi-facetted biography and places particular emphasis on her years in Vienna and Berlin.

27 November 2019 - 8 November 2020
Jewish Museum Judenplatz
Judenplatz 8

1010 Vienna

More News

6 May 2023
plastic workshop

Workshop: Let's turn waste into something beautiful together!

We’re looking forward to a workshop in collaboration with Precious Plastic Vienna – and we’re inviting interested designers from the fields of fashion, textiles, jewellery, product design, accessories as well ...

17 March 2022
Open Fashion Studios

Open Fashion Studios

Das neu gegründete AUSTRIAN FASHION BOARD und AUSTRIANFASHION.NET laden zu den ersten OPEN FASHION STUDIOS. Am 31. März und am 1. April geben in Wien, Niederösterreich, Oberösterreich, Vorarlberg und in ...

14 October 2021
Open Call

Open Call

Friendly New Products - Designprozesse Neu Denken

13 November 2020
Gustv Klimt, woman with hat and coat, collection Wien Museum

Wien Museum Online Collection

Over 47,000 objects in the collection of the Wien Museum were made available to the public at sammlung.wienmuseum.at.

3 November 2020
Dinner dress, Mrs. Arnold-Comme des Garçons

About Time: Fashion and Duration

The Costume Institute’s exhibition About Time: Fashion and Duration traces 150 years of fashion, from 1870 to the present, along a disrupted timeline, in honor of the Museum’s 150th anniversary. ...

1 May 2020
Cover Mode und andere Neurosen

Mode und andere Neurosen

Was erzählen wir über uns, wenn wir uns anziehen? In zehn persönlichen Essays denkt Katja Eichinger über die Macht der Mode nach.