Definition of magic lantern in English:
A simple form of image projector used for showing photographic slides.
- Fuller's stage performances utilised electric lighting, coloured gels, magic lanterns, shadow-play and projections to create spectacular onstage effects, making her experiments with film a logical development of her art.
- Martin also sold magic lanterns, which projected ghostly figures onto walls or clouds of smoke, as well as convex and concave glasses, mirrors that curved and distended proportions.
- Now that was the new technology and they were just starting to use electric lights to project the magic lanterns instead of the carbide lamps,
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