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The Exorcist Steps

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By Allen C. Browne, October 31, 2015
1. The Exorcist Steps Marker
Inscription.  
These iconic steps were featured in William Friedkin's 1973 Warner Bros. classic motion picture, based on the novel and screenplay by William Peter Blatty, The Exorcist.

In the film's climactic ending, Father Karras (actor Jason Miller) plummets the seventy-five steps to his death.

Commemorated on this day, October 30, 2015.

Muriel Bowser
Mayor

Jack Evans
Ward 2 Councilmember

 
Erected 2015.
 
Location. 38° 54.337′ N, 77° 4.21′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Prospect Street Northwest and 36th Street Northwest, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3600 Prospect Street Northwest, Washington DC 20007, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hollywood on the Potomac (a few steps from this marker); Prospect House (within shouting distance of this marker); 3425 Prospect Street Northwest (about
The Exorcist Steps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 31, 2015
2. The Exorcist Steps Marker
400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Holy Hill (about 400 feet away); Holy Trinity Church (about 500 feet away); Potomac Boat Club (about 500 feet away); Francis Scott Key Bridge (about 500 feet away); Holy Trinity Parish (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Exorcist Steps Commemoration, 10/30/15. DC Entertain and the DC Mayor' Office 24 minute video of the commemoration ceremony for the steps and marker. Includes appearances by the Mayor of DC, Muriel Bowser, the director of the film, Willam Friedkin (about 11 minutes in), and the author of the novel and screenplay, William Peter Blatty (about 15 minutes in). The unveiling of the marker is about 22 minutes in, almost at the end. (Submitted on November 2, 2015.) 

2. Filming the stunt at The Exorcist Steps. A one minute excerpt from the documentary Fear of God featuring Marcel Vercouture (special effects for the film) discussing how the step scene was filmed. (Submitted on November 2, 2015.) 
 
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Father Karris arrives at Prospect Street image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 31, 2015
3. Father Karris arrives at Prospect Street
Close-up of image on marker
Entertainment
 
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By Allen C. Browne, October 31, 2015
4. The Exorcist Steps
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5. The Exorcist Steps
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6. The Car Barn
The Exorcist Steps can be seen to the left of the 1895 Capital Traction Car Barn as seen from the Key Bridge.
The Exorcist Steps Arch image. Click for full size.
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7. The Exorcist Steps Arch
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By Allen C. Browne, October 31, 2015
8. The Exorcist House
3600 Prospect Street, at the top of the steps, played the MacNeil house in the movie, costumed in a mansard roof with a wooden addition to bring it closer to the steps.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 1, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 409 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on November 1, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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