The Stanley Kubrick Exhibit at LACMA
The newly opened showcase runs through June of next year
"The Shining" (1980)
The hedge maze model from "The Shining," one of Kubrick's most viscerally terrifying efforts and a truly unique entry in the horror genre. Stephen King got the inspiration for the book while teaching a writing class at the University of Colorado in Boulder. He stayed at the Stanley Hotel in nearby Estes Park, a majestic estate overlooking the Rocky Mountains that is said to be extensively haunted. He stayed in room 237, naturally, which has its own array of stories. (Jim Carrey stayed in that room while filming the Aspen portions of "Dumb and Dumber" and, in the middle of the night, came down to the front desk and said, "I don't care where you put me but you have got to get me out of that room."