And here we get some insight into Hedy Lamarr.

The reason I chose Hedy to be in this story, other than her being beautiful and brilliant, was because of her back story.

This is completely true. Hedy was married to the third richest man in Austria, Friedrich Mandl, an military arms merchant and munitions manufacturer. Mandl had extensive ties to the fascists in Italy and Germany, and he hosted parties that were attended by Hitler and Mussolini.

Hedy was a virtual prisoner to Mandl. She escaped by convincing her husband to allow her to wear all of her jewelry to a dinner party, dressed as one of the maids, and escaped to France. There in Paris she met Louis B. Mayer, and he signed her to a contract for MGM, and flew her to Hollywood.