Thursday, July 31, 2008


Axe image courtesy of

Jack Nicholson image from The Shining courtesy of
and Warner Bros

The axe used by Jack Torrance, played by Jack Nicholson, in the movie "The Shining" is one of several key movie props to go on auction August 1st 2008. The prop was used by Nicholson in the climatic scene where he tries to break down the bathroom door in order to kill his wife.

Video Clip courtesy of Warner Bros.

The axe is a stunt axe made with a fiberglass head and is from Peter Hancock, propmaster from the film. It is estimated at $5000-$7000 USD.

You can view the complete auction catalog on the Live Auctioneer webite.

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