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Person: HEARD, Dr Mervyn  (1948-2017)

Biographical summary of this person
Full name
Dr Mervyn Michael HEARD
Gender
male
Relevance of this person
lantern performer, researcher and author
Main period of activity
1980s-2010s
Other internet resources
Chronology
Date
Age
Event/activity
5 March 1948
born at
14 November 2017
69
died at
Texts linked to this person
Articles (16)

Mervyn Heard, ‘Court report: R. v. Theobald’ in NMLJ 10.6 (Autumn 2010)

Mervyn Heard, ‘The Great Sequah: driven to extraction’ in Magic Lantern 9 (December 2016)

Mervyn Heard, ‘The Great Snazelle’ in Magic Lantern 6 (March 2016)

Mervyn Heard, ‘The Great Snazelle: some further insights’ in Magic Lantern 7 (June 2016)

Mervyn Heard, ‘A highly prized lantern’ in Magic Lantern 9 (December 2016)

Mervyn Heard, ‘Just like that...’ in Magic Lantern 13 (December 2017)

Edwin Dawes and Mervyn Heard, ‘M. Henry's dissolving views’ in Realms of light (2005)

Mervyn Heard, ‘Now you see it, now you don't: the magician and the magic lantern’ in Realms of light (2005)

Mervyn Heard, ‘Paul de Philipstahl and the Phantasmagoria in England, Scotland and Ireland: part one. Boo!’ in NMLJ 8.1 (October 1996)

Mervyn Heard, ‘Paul de Philipstahl and the Phantasmagoria in England, Scotland and Ireland: part two. Shoo!’ in NMLJ 8.2 (October 1997)

Mervyn Heard, ‘Paul de Philipstahl and the Phantasmagoria in England, Scotland and Ireland: part three. Phew!’ in NMLJ 8.4 (December 1999)

Mervyn Heard, ‘Pose slides: the Sellers-Ray Collection’ in Magic Lantern 4 (September 2015)

Mervyn Heard, ‘Running away with the Monument’ in Magic Lantern 10 (March 2017)

Mervyn Heard and Richard Crangle, ‘The temperance phantasmagoria’ in Realms of light (2005)

Mervyn Heard, ‘The up-to-date lanternist: shows and showpeople in the 21st century’ in Realms of light (2005)

Mervyn Heard, ‘White's Wonders: Mervyn Heard and company’ in NMLJ 5.3 (April 1988)


Books (2)

Mervyn Heard, Phantasmagoria: the secret life of the magic lantern (Hastings: The Projection Box, 2006)

Richard Crangle, Mervyn Heard and Ine van Dooren (editors), Realms of light: uses and perceptions of the magic lantern from the 17th to the 21st century (London: Magic Lantern Society, 2005)


Editorials (2)

Richard Crangle, Mervyn Heard and Ine van Dooren, ‘Introduction: Realms of light’ in Realms of light (2005)

Mervyn Heard, ‘The lantern is not dead: lanterns and slides in the 20th century and beyond’ in Realms of light (2005)


Miscellanies (4)

Wendy Bird, Mark Butterworth, Mervyn Heard and Brian Widdowson, ‘Bits and pieces’ in NMLJ 9.4 (Summer 2003)

Wendy Bird, Richard Crangle, Mervyn Heard and Lester Smith, ‘Bits and pieces’ in NMLJ 9.5 (Winter 2003)

Wilhelm Widenmann, Mervyn Heard and Lester Smith, ‘Royal appointments’ in Magic Lantern 11 (June 2017)

Mervyn Heard (comp. Keith Utteridge), ‘The wit and wisdom of 'The Old Lanternist'’ in Magic Lantern 14 (March 2018)


Obituary (1)

Mervyn Heard, ‘Obituary: Derek Jones’ in Magic Lantern 2 (March 2015)


Poem (1)

Mervyn Heard, ‘Another man's wig’ in Magic Lantern 14 (March 2018)


Reviews (5)

Mervyn Heard, ‘Book review: Dutch perspectives’ in Magic Lantern 2 (March 2015)

Mervyn Heard, ‘Book review: Modern enchantments’ in NMLJ 9.4 (Summer 2003)

Mervyn Heard, ‘Book review: William Brown and the Louth panorama’ in NMLJ 9.3 (Winter 2002)

Mervyn Heard, ‘Review: Eadweard Muybridge’ in NMLJ 10.1 (Autumn 2005)

Mervyn Heard, ‘Review: Houdini speaks out’ in NMLJ 10.3 (Autumn 2007)

References
Mary Ann Auckland, ‘Dr Mervyn Heard (1948-2017)’ in Magic Lantern 14 (March 2018)
Jeremy Brooker, ‘Prominent magic lanternists: Mervyn Heard’ in Magic Lantern 14 (March 2018)
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