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Person: BARNES, Bill  (1920-2019)

Biographical summary of this person
Full name
William Mervyn Lloyd BARNES
Relevance of this person
historian and collector of lantern and other optical material
Main period of activity
Relationships to other people

brother of BARNES, John  (1920-2008)

28 June 1920
born at
2 July 2019
died at
Texts linked to this person
Articles (19)

Bill Barnes, ‘Bilderbogen peep-show views, transparencies and vues d'optique’ in Magic Lantern 17 (December 2018)

Bill Barnes, ‘The chronophotographers’ in NMLJ 11.8 (March 2014)

Bill Barnes, ‘The Eidophusikon and Spring Gardens’ in Magic Lantern 10 (March 2017)

Bill Barnes, ‘The Eidophusikon at the Exeter Exchange’ in NMLJ 11.8 (March 2014)

Bill Barnes, ‘England's earliest film studios’ in NMLJ 11.9 (June 2014)

Bill Barnes, ‘The hurdy-gurdy and the magic lantern’ in Magic Lantern 18 (March 2019)

Bill Barnes, ‘The Kloster-Neuzelle Theatre of the Passion of Christ: a pre-cinema presentation of 1750’ in NMLJ 11.8 (March 2014)

Bill Barnes, ‘The magic lantern in 18th-century theatre’ in NMLJ 11.8 (March 2014)

Bill Barnes, ‘The Panorama building of Robert Barker: in Leicester Square, London, and its vicinity’ in NMLJ 11.10 (September 2014)

Bill Barnes, ‘The Paris 'cabarets illusionistes'’ in NMLJ 11.10 (September 2014)

Bill Barnes, ‘The Paris Exposition Universelle de 1900’ in Magic Lantern 13 (December 2017)

Bill Barnes, ‘A quest for the true inventor’ in NMLJ 9.3 (Winter 2002)

Bill Barnes, ‘Shadow play’ in NMLJ 7.2 (September 1994)

Bill Barnes, ‘Skladanowsky's stereoscopic photographs and their origin’ in Magic Lantern 7 (June 2016)

Bill Barnes, ‘A slide with a story: Turbinia’ in Magic Lantern 21 (December 2019)

Bill Barnes, ‘The three Lumière Cinématographe cameras’ in NMLJ 11.5 (May 2013)

Bill Barnes, ‘The Victorian exhibition halls of London: as venues for the magic lantern and cinematograph’ in Magic Lantern 10 (March 2017)

Bill Barnes, ‘The Viviscope’ in Magic Lantern 15 (June 2018)

Bill Barnes, ‘Les vues d'optique or perspective views’ in NMLJ 10.6 (Autumn 2010)

Obituary (1)

John Townsend and Bill Barnes, ‘Dick Balzer (1944-2017)’ in Magic Lantern 14 (March 2018)

David Robinson, Stephen Herbert and Richard Crangle (editors), Encyclopaedia of the magic lantern (London: Magic Lantern Society, 2001), p. 29
Stephen Herbert and Lester Smith, ‘Obituary: Bill Barnes, 1920-2019’ in Magic Lantern 20 (September 2019)
Lucerna ID  6002629

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 12 September 2019

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