Ephemera related to Stanley Kubrick's Masterpiece of Modern Horror, 'The Shining'

Lisa and Louise Burns, who played the Grady twins in The Shining, visit their iconic dresses at the Stanley Kubrick Exhibit at the National Museum in Krakow, Poland.

Gift set from Santa Carla Boardwalk, inspired by The Shining. Includes Room 237 T-shirt, Room 237 keyring, July 4th Ball Photo print, and an Overlook Hotel hedge maze map.

Gift set from Santa Carla Boardwalk, inspired by The Shining. Includes Room 237 T-shirt, Room 237 keyring, July 4th Ball Photo print, and an Overlook Hotel hedge maze map.

Extremely rare television commercial for the original U.S. release of The Shining in the summer of 1980.

This commercial is notable in that all of the footage used is from alternate takes not used in the finished film.

Since 2003, Stanley Kubrick’s wife, Christiane, has hosted an annual Art Fair at the Kubrick family estate, Childwickbury. This year’s event was attended by Lisa and Louise Burns, who played the Grady twins in The Shining. In the top photo, they pose with Jan Harlan, Kubrick’s brother-in-law and The Shining’s Executive Producer. In the bottom photo, they pose with Douglas Milsome, who was a camera assistant on The Shining, and later went on to be Director of Photography on Full Metal Jacket.

(photos courtesy Howard Berry)

Frame from an unused take from The Shining. This alternate take of Wendy climbing the stairs of the Staff Wing was used in an American television commercial advertising The Shining upon its initial release.

The shot is interesting in that it features Wendy’s shadow with an outstretched, claw-like hand pose that is reminiscent of a similar shot in F.W. Murnau’s classic 1922 horror film, Nosferatu.

Stanley Kubrick spoke about how he deliberately wanted to avoid the iconography of traditional gothic horror film in his design of the Overlook Hotel sets. Yet, during the climax of The Shining, he seems to readily embrace classic horror film images in shots like this as well as the later scene where Wendy discovers the cobwebbed skeletons in the hotel lobby.

Call Sheet from the production of The Shining, dated July 27th, 1978.

The call sheet indicates the shooting of one of the deleted scrapbook scenes, as well as rehearsal with Lisa and Louise Burns for their two scenes in the film.

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Frame from an unused take from The Shining. This alternate take of Jack Nicholson rising into frame after murdering Dick Hallorann was used in an American television spot for The Shining upon its initial release.
A British version of the television spot also exists, and is nearly identical to the U.S. version with the exception of two shots.

Frame from an unused take from The Shining. This alternate take of Jack Nicholson rising into frame after murdering Dick Hallorann was used in an American television spot for The Shining upon its initial release.

A British version of the television spot also exists, and is nearly identical to the U.S. version with the exception of two shots.

Frame from an unused take from The Shining. This alternate take of Jack Nicholson’s iconic “Here’s Johnny!” moment was used in an American television commercial for The Shining upon its initial release.
A British version of the television spot also exists, and is nearly identical to the U.S. version with the exception of two shots.

Frame from an unused take from The Shining. This alternate take of Jack Nicholson’s iconic “Here’s Johnny!” moment was used in an American television commercial for The Shining upon its initial release.

British version of the television spot also exists, and is nearly identical to the U.S. version with the exception of two shots.

Stanley Kubrick and actor Jack Nicholson on the Pantry set of The Shining.

Stanley Kubrick and actor Jack Nicholson on the Pantry set of The Shining.

This image of actor Jack Nicholson in the Hedge Maze appears to be a still from The Shining, but it’s not; it cannot be matched to any frame in the finished film. It’s either from an unused take, or is a still taken on the set. Its source remains unknown.

This image of actor Jack Nicholson in the Hedge Maze appears to be a still from The Shining, but it’s not; it cannot be matched to any frame in the finished film. It’s either from an unused take, or is a still taken on the set. Its source remains unknown.

Director Stanley Kubrick and actor Jack Nicholson on the Lobby set of The Shining.

Director Stanley Kubrick and actor Jack Nicholson on the Lobby set of The Shining.

Steadicam Operator Garrett Brown, Stanley Kubrick and Camera Assistant Douglas Milsome on the Lobby set of The Shining.

Steadicam Operator Garrett Brown, Stanley Kubrick and Camera Assistant Douglas Milsome on the Lobby set of The Shining.

The MONDO 237 Collection, which includes a knit sweater, knit cardigan, knit scarf, knit ski mask, a door mat, and an area rug, all in the iconic pattern of the carpet outside room 237 in The Shining.

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