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Glass Slides in the Cinema

Projected glass “magic lantern” slides were part of the cinema-going experience from the earliest days of motion pictures. Slides promoted local merchants, pitched products, informed, instructed, and scolded audiences, and spectacularly advertised the wonders of upcoming film programs.

Starts Thursday! presents the ongoing quest to locate, catalog, and present the full breadth of cinema glass slides, from across the decades and around the world.




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