On Nov. 21, 1963, film critics were planning to catch a special preview of Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove the next day. But when the news came from Dallas on Nov. 22, those plans changed.
"NEVER HELD ... THE DAY KENNEDY WAS SHOT," one guest scribbled on an invitation that resurfaced Friday on Reddit and other social media (see below), with many identifying the handwriting as Kubrick's own. Los Angeles Times, November 22, 2013.
In The Shining, Barry Nelson wore a toupee which made him look like JFK at a desk with the U.S. flag. Nelson was the first actor to play James Bond, in Casino Royale in 1954 on television, eight years before Sean Connery got the nod for the Bond movie role in Dr. No. His last major film character was as Stuart Ullman in 1980, in The Shining. His last movie appearance (uncredited) was as an "actor on television" in the 1982's Poltergeist. Barry Nelson died on April 7, 2007, while traveling in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, nine days before his 90th birthday. The cause of his death was unknown.
Scatman Crothers played Dick Hallorann in Stanley Kubrick's The Shining (1980). Here he is killed by Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson). In the real world, Crothers died on November 22, 1986, on the 23rd anniversary of President John "Jack" Kennedy's assassination.
In The Shining, Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) becomes winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer's block. He settles in along with his wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall), and his son, Danny (Danny Lloyd), who is plagued by psychic premonitions.
In real life, it has been nearly 15 years since the 67-year-old actress Shelley Duvall has starred in a film. She struggles with mental illness. November 2016 articles note that Stanley Kubrick’s daughter, Vivian Kubrick, has started a GoFundMe campaign to help out The Shining actress Shelley Duvall.