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I tried searching Raymond Chandler and Heddy Lamarr on Google to see if there was a connection, and google gently told me that it's actually Hedy with a single d (my bad for the mistake, I corrected it in my post). No connection though :P

And yes she was also an inventor, that's part of the appeal I think, the actress who in her spare time invented a piano-based technology for torpedoes which is now used in Wi-Fi. It just sounds like a comically improbable movie character, which is ironic for an actress :) .

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Re^5: poll ideas quest 2017
by karlgoethebier (Abbot) on Jul 17, 2017 at 17:53 UTC

    Unbelievable. See also (Unfortunately the article is in German). And she is mentioned here. I guess Chandler would have been very amused. No to mention Hitchcock. Best regards, Karl

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Re^5: poll ideas quest 2017
by karlgoethebier (Abbot) on Jul 18, 2017 at 08:24 UTC
    "...No connection though..."

    Yes. I faked the dialog from "The Big Sleep" a bit. The original character (sagt man so?) is Carmen Sternwood. Best regards, Karl

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