Ephemera related to Stanley Kubrick's Masterpiece of Modern Horror, 'The Shining'
Scale model of the Gold Room set from The Shining. These small models were used to work out layout and scale issues, as well as for Director of Photography John Alcott’s initial lighting tests.
Original photograph stored in the Stanley Kubrick Archive in London. 

Scale model of the Gold Room set from The Shining. These small models were used to work out layout and scale issues, as well as for Director of Photography John Alcott’s initial lighting tests.

Original photograph stored in the Stanley Kubrick Archive in London. 

This still from The Shining, of Wendy racing through the snow to the Overlook Hotel’s garage, has long been one of the film’s iconic images. Most of the publicity stills from The Shining were actual frames from the film, carefully selected by Stanley Kubrick, with the assistance of Still Photographer Murray Close. This image is unique, however, in that although it represents a moment from the story, it’s not an actual frame used in the film. It was either taken from an alternate, unused take, or it was a production still shot on the set.

This still from The Shining, of Wendy racing through the snow to the Overlook Hotel’s garage, has long been one of the film’s iconic images. Most of the publicity stills from The Shining were actual frames from the film, carefully selected by Stanley Kubrick, with the assistance of Still Photographer Murray Close. This image is unique, however, in that although it represents a moment from the story, it’s not an actual frame used in the film. It was either taken from an alternate, unused take, or it was a production still shot on the set.

Still from a commercial for Dewar’s Whiskey, in which a near-perfect replica of The Shining’s Gold Room bar has been created.

Title page of a manuscript of Stephen King’s novel of The Shining. This copy bears the book’s original title, The Shine.
Stanley Kubrick’s handwritten notes on the front include:

Wendy could be “strong”. Get satisfaction from Jack’s failure and problems. She doesn’t leave him because she “needs him”. She needs to feel his weakness and frustration. 

Title page of a manuscript of Stephen King’s novel of The Shining. This copy bears the book’s original title, The Shine.

Stanley Kubrick’s handwritten notes on the front include:

Wendy could be “strong”. Get satisfaction from Jack’s failure and problems. She doesn’t leave him because she “needs him”. She needs to feel his weakness and frustration. 

Steadicam operator and inventor Garrett Brown films actors Shelley Duvall and Danny Lloyd climbing into the Sno-Cat at the end of The Shining.

Steadicam operator and inventor Garrett Brown films actors Shelley Duvall and Danny Lloyd climbing into the Sno-Cat at the end of The Shining.

Scale model of the Overlook Hotel exterior facade set from The Shining. These small models were used to work out layout and scale issues, as well as for Director of Photography John Alcott’s initial lighting tests.
Original photograph stored in the Stanley Kubrick Archive in London. 

Scale model of the Overlook Hotel exterior facade set from The Shining. These small models were used to work out layout and scale issues, as well as for Director of Photography John Alcott’s initial lighting tests.

Original photograph stored in the Stanley Kubrick Archive in London. 

Prop scrapbook from The Shining.

The scrapbook is filled with yellowed newspaper clippings chronicling sordid events from the Overlook Hotel’s past, as well as violent crimes in the Colorado area.

One page bears the handwritten phrase: “And they took his balls with them” - a line paraphrased from Stephen King’s novel.

Many of the articles in the scrapbook were written by journalist Alexander Walker. Walker wrote for The Evening Standard, and was also a friend of Kubrick’s. Kubrick gave Walker copies of the Rocky Mountain News and other local Colorado newspapers on microfilm, along with a microfilm reader, and had Walker study the language and details of real articles so he could compose fictitious articles for the scrapbook.

This scrapbook figures prominently in the novel of The Shining, though it appears very little in the film. A number of sequences were shot with the scrapbook, including a scene where Jack finds it mysteriously sitting on his writing table, and a later scene where Jack shows the scrapbook to Wendy. Both scenes were deleted from the finished film.

Original scrapbook stored in the Stanley Kubrick Archive in London. 

T-Shirt inspired by Danny Torrance’s Apollo 11 sweater in The Shining. Available from REDBUBBLE.

T-Shirt inspired by Danny Torrance’s Apollo 11 sweater in The Shining. Available from REDBUBBLE.

Original sweater worn by actor Danny Lloyd during production of The Shining

Although many props and costumes from The Shining ended up as part of the Stanley Kubrick Archive in London, this sweater, as well as many other props, costumes and furniture pieces, were sold to crew members after completion of production.

Danny’s iconic “Apollo 11” sweater was originally purchased by Assistant Editor Gill Smith, who bought it for her nephew. After he grew out of it, the sweater was returned to her, and it remained in her possession for the next thirty years.

The sweater is now in the personal collection of The Caretaker.

A page from Stanley Kubrick’s pre-production notebook for The Shining.
Kubrick’s handwritten note says:

Danny Explaining Tony
Sometimes Tony made things happen to him. He made real things go away and he makes me see things that aren’t there.

A page from Stanley Kubrick’s pre-production notebook for The Shining.

Kubrick’s handwritten note says:

Danny Explaining Tony

Sometimes Tony made things happen to him. He made real things go away and he makes me see things that aren’t there.

Polaroid images of actress Shelley Duvall shot by Continuity Supervisor June Randall during production of The Shining. These black-and-white photos were shot throughout filming to notate positions of props, set dressing, and states of costumes.

Polaroid images of actress Shelley Duvall shot by Continuity Supervisor June Randall during production of The Shining. These black-and-white photos were shot throughout filming to notate positions of props, set dressing, and states of costumes.

A page from Stanley Kubrick’s pre-production notebook for The Shining.
Kubrick’s handwritten note says:

Danny Vision I
Sees blizzard. ”To deep
signs
Wendy’s room.  J breaking door
Redrum
snow swirling in a broken window
take your medicine
boom boom
hand over bathtub (217?)
danny crouched in a hallway
The shape with the mallet
Tiny red eyes glow in the dark
All this will be much clearer visually and should probably not be so complete!?

A page from Stanley Kubrick’s pre-production notebook for The Shining.

Kubrick’s handwritten note says:

Danny Vision I

Sees blizzard. ”To deep

signs

Wendy’s room.  J breaking door

Redrum

snow swirling in a broken window

take your medicine

boom boom

hand over bathtub (217?)

danny crouched in a hallway

The shape with the mallet

Tiny red eyes glow in the dark

All this will be much clearer visually and should probably not be so complete!?