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Hedy Lamarr

HedyLamarrHedy was recently inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2014 because of how large of an impact she had on technology today. She and her inventing partner (George Antheil) worked on a frequency hopping protocol between 1940 and 1942, and it was patented in that year. It was difficult to put into use, so it wasn’t used at that time. However, by the time the Cuban Missile Crisis rolled around, costs were much lower and the Navy updated it to integrate into their systems in 1962, after the patent had expired.

Her American acting career started in 1938 and continued through the 1960s. Hedy made a few appearances on talk and game shows, but then faded from public view. Terrified of losing her looks, she had some disastrous surgeries that left her a virtual shut-in during her later years. Her lifeline became the telephone, although she ended up estranged from her son until her death in 2000.

 

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Raising Kane

Lucas Calhoun, the teenage son of a Rittenhouse agent, is dropped off in Hollywood in the past. Dad shows up 15 years later. They steal “Citizen Kane” planning to give to William Randolph Hearst in exchange for newspaper space, no questions asked.

Jiya’s Got Heart

Jiya is still having visions. Previous pilots have come back with similar symptoms. One died of aneurysm, another schizophrenia. Conner says it can’t be cured. They bring in a doctor to look at her, and apparently nothing wrong with Jiya. EXCEPT, an existing heart murmur is now gone!

You Made Me Love You

TimeTeam is directed to Paramount pictures via a drawing from Flynn. Rufus poses as Langston Hughes and pitches a treatment to Barney Balaban. Lucy has to keep correcting Rufus’ Hollywood references. (Not Bogie and Bacall, Fairbanks and Pickford). Ultimately, he introduces his new singing duo, Logan and Preston! Lucy ends up singing “You Made Me Love You” at a party in order to keep their cover, and it reveals her feelings towards Wyatt.

This leads to the inevitable and long-awaited Wucy hookup. Subverted at the end of the episode by… the return of JESSICA!

The License Plate Said “Fresh”

Some cute pop-culture references in this episode: 

  • Rufus’ poetry is the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air intro.
  • Lucas Calhoun planning on making Jurassic Park in the 40s.
  • “Scotch” tape.
  • Wynona Ryder’s arrest and Stranger Things.
  • The Philadelphia Story (Dress from the movie below)

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On September 14

1788Georgia becomes the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution.
1860 – The discovery of the planet Vulcan is announced at a meeting of the French Academy of Sciences in Paris, France. 🖖🏻
1942 – The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) obtains the conviction of 33 members of a German spy ring headed by Fritz Joubert Duquesne in the largest espionage case in United States history—the Duquesne Spy Ring
1967Ronald Reagan, past movie actor and future President of the United States, is sworn in as Governor of California.
1974 – United States President Richard Nixon signs a bill lowering the maximum U.S. speed limit to 55 MPH in order to conserve gasoline during an OPEC embargo.
1991Sharon Pratt Kelly becomes the first African American woman mayor of a major city and first woman Mayor of the District of Columbia.
2006 – An explosion in a coal mine in Sago, West Virginia traps and kills 12 miners, leaving only one survivor.
Notable Births:
1901Bob Marshall, American activist, co-founded The Wilderness Society (d. 1939)
1909Barry Goldwater, American general and politician (d. 1998)
1920Isaac Asimov, Russian-American chemist, author, and academic (d. 1992)
1936Roger Miller, American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor (d. 1992)
1940Jim Bakker, American televangelist
1942Dennis Hastert, American educator and politician, 59th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
1947 Jack Hanna, American zoologist and author
1967 Tia Carrere, American actress
1968 Cuba Gooding, Jr., American actor and producer
1969Christy Turlington, American model
1969 – Tommy Morrison, American boxer and actor
1971 Taye Diggs, American actor
1983Kate Bosworth, American actress
Notable Deaths:
1963Dick Powell, American actor, singer, and director
1963 – Jack Carson, Canadian-American actor
1974Tex Ritter, American actor
1990Alan Hale Jr., American film and television actor
2011 Pete Postlethwaite, English actor
2018 Thomas S. Monson, American religious leader, 16th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

 

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Next Episode’s Summary & Promo

The Salem Witch Hunt (TV-PG)

While Wyatt sneaks away from the bunker to face an unbelievable truth, Lucy, Rufus and their former enemy-turned- teammate, Garcia Flynn, chase the Mothership to the Salem Witch Trials. There they must prevent the execution of a headstrong young woman who, it turns out, is mother to one of the most consequential Americans of all time – the yet to be born Benjamin Franklin. When Lucy is accused of being a witch, the team rallies together not only to save Abiah and Lucy, but all the accused women.

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Links from this episode:


Friend of the show, Michael Ahr, writes about this episode on DenofGeek.com
Fangirlish review about “Hollywoodland” is here.
TV By The Numbers Article
Deadline Article

 


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