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

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. 


  1. nmwaha reblogged this from the-overlook-hotel
  2. jesterjames reblogged this from the-overlook-hotel
  3. asshatchets reblogged this from the-overlook-hotel
  4. voices-filled-with-money reblogged this from theonlyzachykinz
  5. theonlyzachykinz reblogged this from the-overlook-hotel
  6. thedarknesszalgocomes reblogged this from the-overlook-hotel
  7. kahtiihma reblogged this from johnzombi
  8. the-depersonality reblogged this from the-overlook-hotel
  9. scarehouse reblogged this from the-overlook-hotel
  10. fromcanttocan reblogged this from johnzombi
  11. johnzombi reblogged this from the-overlook-hotel
  12. sidewaysburnouts reblogged this from the-overlook-hotel
  13. brunodante reblogged this from the-overlook-hotel
  14. waynesayonara reblogged this from the-overlook-hotel
  15. tinykong reblogged this from the-overlook-hotel
  16. juliequinn reblogged this from beyondthegoblincity
  17. tomisbehave reblogged this from beyondthegoblincity
  18. beyondthegoblincity reblogged this from the-overlook-hotel
  19. unicitu reblogged this from the-overlook-hotel
  20. 1969andallthat reblogged this from the-overlook-hotel
  21. ladyvandaele reblogged this from the-overlook-hotel
blog comments powered by Disqus