Magic Lantern

The mahogany and brass Magic Lantern was made by Lancaster and Sons in 1878 and became the subject of Charles Goodwin Norton of Shere.


Shere Museum magic lantern
Copyright: Image courtesy of Brian Wood

Norton is the author of The Lantern And How To Use It and went on to became a pioneer of cinematography. His early films feature local people and events.

Shere has continued its link with the film industry as the setting for many film and television productions including The Ruling Class with Peter OToole, Bridget Jones – Edge of Reason and, The Holiday with Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet and Jude Law.

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