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Oct 9, 2023

In 1933, an unknown actress starred in one of the most controversial films every made. Ecstasy was a Czech erotic romantic drams directed by Gustav Machaty that went on to be banned in multiple countries for the nude scenes featuring a then 17 year old Hedy Lamarr and it's frank depictions of female pleasure. Listen this week as Ela Darling tells Sovereign Syre about the life of Hedwig Kiesler. 


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Barton, R., Wilson, A., & Barton, R. (2010). In Heddy Lamarr: The most beautiful woman in film. essay, The University Press of Kentucky. 

Rhodes, Richard. Hedy's Folly: The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the Word. New York: Doubleday, 2011. 

Salamone, Debbie (October 24, 1991). "Heddy Lamarr Won't Face Theft Charges If She Stays In Line" Archived March 24, 2012, at the Wayback Machine, Orlando Sentinel; retrieved June 10, 2010. 

Desert Sun, Volume 41, Number 16, 23 August 1967

Horak, Jan Christopher. "HIGH CLASS WHORE." CineAction, spring 2001, p. 31. 


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