|Room 217 (237)|
The room was inhabited in the past, by a Lorraine Massey who would usually seduce young bellboys who would visit her room. One time Danny Torrance visited this room after a ball strangely rolled to him from its open doors. Later, he claimed that a "crazy woman" tried to strangle him. Jack Torrance then entered 237, in search of what his son claimed to have confronted. He instead encountered a young naked woman in the bathroom, having a bath who came out and kissed him. That woman then became a rather ugly, rotting old woman who chased Jack out, cackling at his infidelity. It is assumed that the rotting old woman is Lorraine Massey.
Reasons for Change
According to the Timberline Lodge website, http://www.timberlinelodge.com, "Kubrick was asked not to depict Room 217 (featured in the book) in The Shining, because future guests at the Lodge might be afraid to stay there. So a nonexistent room, Room 237, was substituted in the film. Curiously, and somewhat ironically, Room 217 is requested more often than any other room at Timberline."
Room 237 was filmed on the Colorado Lounge set on Stage 3 at Elstree Studios.
|The Overlook Hotel||The Lobby • Ullman's Office • The Colorado Lounge • The Gold Room • The Red Bathroom • The Kitchen • The Storeroom • The walk-in freezer • The Games Room • The Boiler Room • Room 237 • The West Wing • The Caretaker's apartment • The Red Hallway • The hotel exterior • Hedge maze|
|Colorado||Boulder, Colorado • Boulderado Hotel • Boulder apartment • Sidewinder, Colorado • Estes Park|
|Real Locations||Ahwahnee Hotel • Elstree Studios • The Stanley Hotel • Timberline Lodge • Stovington|