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Magic lantern show in Occi

Monday, February 18th, 2013 | Posted by

A unique show is coming to the Occidental area on Friday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m.. Orlov’s Magic Lantern Experience is a one and half hour showing of hand colored glass lantern slides. The slides were made by Occidental ceramic artist Barbara Hoffman’s grandfather on a 1917 trip to Russia during the Bolshevik Revolution and during a winter journey on the Trans Siberian Railway. Anton Orlov has converted a bus into a film photo shop.

To make a reservation call 874-2787. The cost is $10. Those who come early at 6:30 can have a tour of the bus.

Since 17th century the Magic Lantern was among the primary means of communication and a major source for entertainment and learning. The demise of the Magic Lantern came only in the mid-20th century and now its rich visual history lies virtually forgotten, yet it remains an important piece of the progression of technology and our history. To see some of the images and learn a little more about Orlov’s unique analog photography work go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-21025445.

  • natasha

    Sounds fascinating! Is there a fee?

  • Andrea Granahan

    Yes, sorry. It is $10.

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