Research for the historical novel. A real case.
Based on a true story, 19-year-old Fritz Mandl, a young Austrian, takes over the destroyed weapons factory from his father and comes to possess, in a decade, one of the largest fortunes on the planet. Is rich, eccentric, powerful, womanizer and cunning; a surreal character, adored and feared for many. During the pre-war period, in the 1930s, his clients were Mussolini, Hitler and Franco; among others. His friends Truman Capote, Hemingway, Orson Welles, General Perón and Eva Peron.
In 1933 when seeing the film "Ecstasy", where the actress Hedy Kiesler interprets the first nude total female and first orgasm on the big screen, he falls in love with her and they get married.
Hedy, was a beautiful and gifted young woman, studying engineering and theater. He also had a life full of lovers After filming Ecstasy, she married Fritz and after a passion rampant he locks her in his Salzburg castle where he holds events with politicians, businessmen and judges.
After several years of marriage, the outburst of love fades, to give way to confinement spam from Hedy.
Hedy escapes via Europe and on an ocean liner bound for New York she meets Louis B. Meyer, president of Metro Goldwyn Meyer; before arriving at destination they sign contract and she becomes Hedy Lamarr, the most beautiful woman in the cinema, a winner like famous actress in Hollywood.
But Hedy is not only beauty and glamour, she is also power, intelligence and hard work; she invents and patented a communications system to remote guide torpedoes and ensure contacts among the allies during the war. It is the system we use today to communicate with mobile phones, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. A true story that takes place between a Europe at war, the United States and Argentina.
The glamor of Hollywood is intermingled with the harshness of the European war. ambushes, prisons, peculiar inventions, concentration camps, traps, intrigues, secrets and passion follow one another in this true story that captivates the reader from its first page.
Roberto Lapid, was born in Córdoba, Argentina.
Publish articles, reports, editorial notes and chronicles in newspapers and magazines from Argentina. (The voice of the Interior, Commerce and Justice, Ámbito Financiero, Revista Desterrados and others) He received his architectural degree from the National University of Córdoba and studied Fine Arts at the Figueroa Provincial School Alcorta.