Immediately being Hedy Lamarr’s birthday, it appears an acceptable time to publish this evaluation! The Solely Girl within the Room by Marie Benedict was the decide for my ebook membership final month and I discovered it a fast and pleasing learn. Though it’s not enormously detailed on Hedy’s life as a Hollywood actress or as a budding scientist, these two roles are touched upon within the rushed second half of the novel. Principally, it covers her exit from the Austrian theater and a risky marriage along with her first husband, Fredrich Mandl. The story ought to attraction to these inquisitive about WWII fiction, nonetheless the true focus of the ebook is Hedy’s private journey as a girl striving to disclose her skills and pursuits reasonably than being outlined by her fairly face. The Austrian political and social upheaval particulars are intriguing and provides a vital basis to Hedy’s eventual pathway to her scientific endeavors, considered one of which was patented and later used when know-how improved. The ebook’s title, The Solely Girl within the Room, is a thematic reference to Hedy’s stage presence in addition to her place as the only real feminine in her husband’s political and enterprise conferences, and the navy workplace that in the end declined her invention and inspired her to assist the conflict effort by elevating cash along with her movie star standing. This ebook works properly as an introspective take a look at Hedy’s adolescence, and provides readers who analysis additional an understanding you received’t discover in a short biography of this traditional Hollywood actress.