Dick Hallorann’s “Nude Lady w/ Afro” Poster From The Shining”

This is my favorite and most unlikely serendipitous thing in life so far. The story is short and sweet as well.

I saw The Shining in high school and really wanted a copy of a poster hanging on the wall in a motel room scene featuring Dick Hallorann. I searched the Internet and posted on fan sites, but no one seemed to have an idea where to get a copy.

Fast forward about five or six years and I was visiting Manuel Meurer a college friend in Berlin, Germany during a backpacking trip.

I walked into his house and my mouth dropped. He had an original copy hanging on his wall. His father bought it in the 70’s and passed it down to him. He didn’t know it was a prop used in the movie, which added something extra to what he owned.

Manuel, a person I’d consider one of the good ones for various reasons, took it to a print shop and gave me a high resolution scan of the poster.

I spent about 80 hours editing the tarnished scan and now own the only (maybe) high resolution digital copy. I tried to contact the original press and purchase the rights to the photo for redistribution, but they have no info on the poster.

I’m ready to show the image, but I watermarked it because I’m not yet willing to give up the rarity.

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