"Hedy Lamarr is said to have tipped the balance of WWII. Not only is she almost unbelievably beautiful, she was also exceedingly clever. She was the co-inventor of an early wireless form of communication; her invention allowed shortwave radio communications on the field. She gave the invention, for no compensation, to the US Government. the Germans did not yet have this capability."
The couple: Gloria Vanderbilt and Pasquale DiCicco When: December 25, 1941 Where: Ceremony at the Santa Barbara Mission, reception at the home of Thelma Furness in Beverly Hills Her dress: Draped and décolleté satin of white slipper satin “in the style of 1890” by Howard Greer; a 24-foot veil-train Her flowers: Calla lilies The headlines: “Wedding of Young Heiress Takes Place Amid Typical Movieland Setting”