Thu, May 09|
The Colonnade Restaurant
2019 May Book Group
Meet Marie Benedict, lawyer and author degreed in History and Art History, as she discusses her new novel about beautiful film star and brilliant inventor, Hedy Lamarr.
Time & Location
May 09, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
The Colonnade Restaurant, 1879 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30324, USA
About The Event
NOTE: CHANGE IN PROGRAM SCHEDULE; AUTHOR TO SPEAK AT 6:30 BEFORE DINNER
To accommodate the author’s travel schedule, we will rearrange our program tonight. Beginning at 6 PM, we will quickly register and get beverages. At 6:30, Marie Benedict will speak for about an hour. After she leaves, we will begin dinner and continue conversations about the book.
ABOUT THE BOOK
She possessed a stunning beauty. She also possessed a stunning mind. Could the world handle both?
Her beauty almost certainly saved her from the rising Nazi party and led to marriage with an Austrian arms dealer. Underestimated in everything else, she overheard the Third Reich's plans while at her husband's side, understanding more than anyone would guess. She devised a plan to flee in disguise from their castle, and the whirlwind escape landed her in Hollywood. She became Hedy Lamarr, screen star.
But she kept a secret more shocking than her heritage or her marriage: she was a scientist. And she knew a few secrets about the enemy. She had an idea that might help the country fight the Nazis...if anyone would listen to her.
A powerful novel based on the incredible true story of the glamour icon and scientist whose groundbreaking invention revolutionized modern communication, The Only Woman in the Room is a masterpiece.
Link to the author's website: www.authormariebenedict.com
Link to The Barnes & Noble Podcast: www.barnesandnoble.com/review/marie-benedict-podcast
FOR PBS VIEWERS who stream via a GPB Passport or PBS NOW, see American Masters: Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story; Season 32, episode 3. Also, check your local PBS schedule. Episodes in this series are replayed.
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