"I dress for the image. Not for myself, not for the public, not for fashion, not for men." - Marlene Dietrich
Movie star Hedy Lamarr was not just a pretty face. The screen siren was an inventor, who sold her engineering patent to the US Navy. Lamarr's "frequency hopping" technology is the backbone of GPS, wireless phones, and most military communications systems.
Joséphine Baker in Monte Carlo by Jack Garofalo, 1974.
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Josephine Baker at age 16, on her way to being one of the highest paid chorus girls in the world. In 1923, when this photo was made of Baker, she was performing in Shuffle Along, the popular musical by Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle.