Vivian Kubrick, Stanley Kubrick’s seventeen-year-old daughter, standing on the Caretaker’s Apartment set of The Shining.
Vivian filmed nearly sixty hours of behind-the-scenes footage during the production, some of which ended up being used in her documentary on the making of the film.
(Photo courtesy Beth Butler, who was John Alcott’s lighting assistant on The Shining)
Lighting test Polaroid from the production of The Shining. These black and white Polaroids were shot to test lighting setups and aperture settings prior to filming.
In this photo, Lighting Assistant Beth Butler stands in for Shelley Duvall, for the scene where Wendy brings Jack breakfast in bed.
(Photo courtesy Beth Butler)
A bottle of fake blood used during the filming of The Shining.
This bottle has been kept for over three decades by the parents of Lisa and Louise Burns, who played the Grady twins in the film. It was given to them as a memento of their time working on the movie.
They recall being asked to lie down in the hallway set, and that the blood, nicknamed “Kensington Gore”, was poured over them from a jug. Neither remembers being particularly bothered by the nature of the scene.
CALLING ALL OWNERS OF EYES WIDE SHUT!
YOU CAN HELP with only a few minutes of your time. Here’s what to do
1. I want YOU to break out your VHS, DVD, Blu-ray, or any other format (film print?)
2. Go to the Rainbow Fashions sequence and go this frame:
3. Look between the Clown…
Stills from the documentary Stanley Kubrick’s Boxes, by Jon Ronson.
location research for Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining.