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‘The Shining’ axe donated to The Stanley Resort

‘The Shining’ axe donated to The Stanley Resort

The prop Jack Nicholson carried within the film impressed by Stephen King’s novel was anonymously donated after promoting for $175,000 at public sale.

ESTES PARK, Colo. — An iconic piece of film historical past is heading to the place in Colorado that helped encourage its fame.

The axe carried round by Jack Nicholson in ‘The Shining’ whereas asserting “Heeere’s Johnny!” was anonymously donated to The Stanley Resort in Estes Park after promoting for $175,000 at public sale.

The prop is the primary main donation to The Stanley Movie Middle, which is at present beneath development and scheduled to open within the spring of 2024.

> Video above: Ghost tales from The Stanley Resort.

The multi-genre movie and music venue is focusing its theme on the horror style and can ultimately turn into house to “a world-class assortment of horror movie objects,” in response to a press launch.

Within the meantime, the axe can be featured in excursions of the lodge.

King received the concept for the novel after spending an evening in Room 217 on the lodge within the Nineteen Seventies.

Regardless of being the inspiration for the e-book and the fictional Overlook Resort, the 1980 horror film based mostly on the e-book and directed by Stanley Kubrick and was not truly filmed on the Colorado lodge 

Exterior photographs seen within the film had been filmed on studio units and on the Timberline Lodge in Oregon, whereas inside scenes had been filmed on soundstages in England.

Nonetheless, the 1997 TV miniseries of the identical identify was filmed at The Stanley Resort.

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