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Magic-Lantern Resources

American Photographic Historical Society - Leading source of information on things photographic.

Balzer Collection - A fabulous display of lanterns, slides, and related optical devices from one of America's premier collections.

The Bill Douglas Center - Excellent introduction to pre-cinema and Magic Lanterns.

Dr. Toer's Amazing Magic Lantern Show - Video about a 19th century magic lantern show, for blacks, by blacks. Images are not actual ML slides.

De Luikerwaal - Good survey of the magic-lantern from Dutch perspective, with a humorous touch.

Early Visual Media -- fascinating site devoted to the 1790-1850’s phantasmagoria magic-lantern shows.

eBay – Your best bet for finding Magic-Lantern material for sale. See our FAQs section for hints and cautions.

George Eastman House: International Museum of Photography and Film - Leading film museum, with an extensive collection of Beale (our ML artist), and his employer, C. W. Briggs.

Japanese Lantern Site – Learn about the Japanese version of the Magic Lantern. Translated!

Magic-Lantern Castle - A major San Antonio, TX, USA museum devoted exclusively to the magic-lantern.

Magic-Lantern Discussion Group - You can chat with others interested in the lantern.

Magic Lantern Society of US and Canada - Magic Lantern Society of US, Canada and International. For back copies of their research journal, click here.

Magic Lantern Theater - Art film house in Winchester, VA.  Magic Lantern Thater coffee mugs for sale!

Magic Lantern Society - Magic Lantern Society (England and International).

Museo del Precinema - Extensive magic-lantern museum in Italy.

Professor Heard's Magic Lantern Show - Our English professional counterpart. A fine showman, who offers great ML history too.

The Projection Box - Publishers of material about the magic lantern and early cinema.

Sunny Hillside Lantern Slides - A nice collection of children's slides.

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Theater Resources

The League of Historic American Theatres - Organization devoted to renovation and operation of historic theatres. We perform in many of these houses.

Theatre Historical Society - Preserves information on historic theatres.

Theater Services Guide - Links to practically everything in theater.

Magic-Lantern Resources || Theater Resources || History of the Early Cinema
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|| Funding Resources || Holiday Resources

History of Early Cinema

Cinematographica - Information on collecting early movie machines and material. Note the picture of combined movie projector/magic lantern, p. 1.

Cinema Studies Online - Links from the Open Education Database to online cinema courses.

Flicker - Independent film site with good early film links.

Domitor - Organization of international, interdisciplinary scholars interested in early cinema.

History of Cinematography - A sweeping view of the growth of cinema, from the cave men on..

Library of Congress "American Memory, Movies" - Actual on-line video of some of the first movies. Fascinating.

Magic Lantern Video and Book Store – General information and movies, plus videos.

Media History Digital Library- Source for digital versions of many media related periodicals, catalogs, etc..

Museum of the Moving Image – an online museum of cinema, with an excellent section on the magic-lantern. This is the virtual successor to the famous MOMI in London.

Welcome to Silent Movies - A lobor of love -- silent stars, history, theaters, miscellany.

Whos’ Who in Victorian Cinema. Great information on the earliest movie-makers, especially British.

Magic-Lantern Resources || Theater Resources || History of the Early Cinema
Victorian Resources
|| Funding Resources || Holiday Resources

Victorian Resources

Art Renewal Center - Promotes classical realism in art -- extensive museum, contests, schools, etc.

Mostly-Victorian.com - Tons of free Victorian-era articles and illustrations about all aspects of 19th century life.

SoloTogether - A group of New England performers (including us!) who protray charcters -- mostly famous people from the Victorian perriod.

Victorian Bazaar – Extensive site on Victoriana

Victorian Events -- Listing on various kinds of Victorian events.

Victorian Flea Circus – Yes, the real thing. Scratch ‘em while you can.

Victoriana, Resources for Victorian Living - Wide-ranging source for Victorian living information and goods.

Victorian Society of America - Membership organization for those interested in the Victorian period.

Victorian Web Sites - A vast listing of all kinds of sites related to the period.

Victorian Web logo on Website for Touring Theatre The Victorian Web - Source of academic information about Victorian period.

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Funding Resources

Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism - Provides funding for our shows in Connecticut.

New England Foundation for the Arts - Provides funding for our shows throughout New England.

Magic-Lantern Resources || Theater Resources || History of the Early Cinema
Victorian Resources
|| Funding Resources || Holiday Resources

Show-Related Links

Uncle Tom's Cabin and American Culture -- Extensive site that includes pictures of our magic-lantern version of UTC, a part of our Civil War Show.



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Victorian Resources
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