I was excited to see a new book in this series pop up on Netgalley. This time about Hedy Lamarr. Her name sounded familiar, but didn’t ring an immediately bell, so I thought it would be fun to learn all about her. And yes, I did google a bit so I got some basic information and didn’t go in completely blind.
In this one we learn all about Hedy Lamarr, or Hedwig as was also her name (to be honest, while I love Hedwig as a name, I can imagine you want to change it to Hedy). We see she is a dreamer, that she loves thinking of inventions, wish we could tell her glow-in-the-dark collar/collar with lights are actually a thing now! We see how she got into acting, what her love life was (and I wanted to yeet that husband of hers), and what did afterwards (which just had me both laughing and saying to my screen: “GO girl! Do it! YAS! Queen!”. I loved that she was able to do both acting and inventing and that she apparently made an invention with someone else that wasn’t just something to fight Nazis with, but also something that we use daily! That is just so cool. I definitely want to get that in a conversation and see if more people know about it or if everyone is as surprised and thinking it is cool.
The illustrations took me a bit to get used to. It is not a bad style, but at times perspectives and how people looked was just not working for me.
Bit of a shame that half of the timeline text had disappeared, the second page had text. And that gave some extra insight in the pages we just saw. Like I was already wondering what the piano had to do with things in the page about that big invention, but apparently that was part of it! And not just some dude randomly playing a tune while she was thinking up plans, as I kind of had thought. XD
All in all, I learned quite a bit about Hedy Lamarr and I guess I will go on Google to get even more information on her as I want to know more. I would recommend this book to all! A perfect way to get to know people who are famous/did something special.