New & Used Appliances Up for Grabs – Kimos Appliance’s Downsizing Sale

Located in Van Nuys, Kimos Appliance has always been a great spot to nab new and used appliances. From refrigerators and ovens to washers and dryers (not to mention commercial freezers, dishwashers and more) they’ve usually got something you can work with.

As they aim to use up less space they need to get rid of many items still in their inventory. That gives us a chance to take advantage of some good items at an even better discount.

From now up until the end of August (August 31st to be exact) they will be selling off many freestanding ranges, laundry centers, above the range microwaves, wall mounted ovens, cook tops, vent hoods and dishwashers to expedite their liquidation.

So go check them out, whether for personal or production needs, a sale is a sale.

Located in Van Nuys, CA just off of the 405 freeway at the Roscoe Boulevard exit, Kimos Appliance is a great stop for new and used appliances (they deliver too)
Website: www.kimosappliances.com

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McGinty’s Gallery at the End of the World Major Sale

The estate sale company McGinty’s is selling off a big chunk of their inventory and we all get to benefit from that.

The sale begins today (August 8th) but continues through Saturday August 10th, increasing from 30% off on Friday to 60% off on Saturday. Their inventory is a revolving door of interesting smalls, all perfect for adding to your kit or simply your shelf.

I stopped by today with a friend to check it out so here are some snaps I took.

Here is the text sent for the official announcement of this particular sale:

Estate Sale

869 E. Mariposa Street
Altadena, CA 91001

August 8, 9, & 10th

10-3pm

McGinty’s will be liquidating the collection of a prominent local art collector and their collectibles. Among the collection are listed artists, plein air landscapes, portraits, still life’s, silver gelatin photographs. Original artwork by Marie Youngblood, Clifford Silsby, Sam Clayberger, Kieth Scharf, Ralph Waterhouse, JT Chabot, R. Emanuel, Tony Cacalano, Lopez, D. Buckner, L. Jaullin

Lots of miscellaneous knick-knacks, art and antique books, records, LP’s and 78’s, vintage tools, trunks, and ephemera


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Los Angeles Prop House Community Says Farewell to Christine Bush Selover at Descanso Gardens Last Sunday

When Dan Selover opened Air Designs in 2000 to be a full time Prop House in Pacoima he convinced his wife Christine to leave Independent Studio Services to handle the accounting for the company. It wouldn’t be very long until their two sons, Blake and Bevan, joined to make the business a family affair.

Christine Selover

Known to many as the rock of the Selover family (and the whole team at AIR Designs) Christine will be truly missed. This last Sunday an intimate family and friends memorial service was held at the beautiful Descanso Gardens. Many came and spoke about their memories of Christine and everyone had an opportunity to enjoy a slideshow of some of her best photos with many. Attendees were also given an opportunity to view some of her best needlepoint, a skill she had perfected over her lifetime.

Christine is survived by her two sons, Bevan and Blake, and her beautiful grandchildren.

The family has asked that any donations in the deceased’s name be made to:

Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation
c/o Office of Development
16133 Ventura Blvd,
Suite 1000
Encino, CA 91436
Formed in 2000 Air Designs is a prop house in the San Fernando Valley specializing in street, restaurant, bar, coffee shop, warehouse, and automotove/NASCAR props.

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Finding Myth & Meaning in Our Personal Stories – Enchanted Studio Props Hosts Talk by Artist Sarah Stone

How does one navigate a dream’s symbolism and personal, internal mythologies? Artist Sarah Stone will address these questions and more this coming July 31st at Enchanted Studio Props alongside their always growing and commendably variable art collection for rent to the film and television industries.

In her talk, Sarah will discuss the intuitive imagination that drives her art and the history behind how she came to develop it.

The talk will be followed by a short Q & A about the artworks on view and then will open up to the floor. Attendees (as time permits) will have an opportunity to share a personal dream with the group and discuss the symbolic imagery therein.

Some snacks and drinks will be available starting at 6, with the talk beginning at 6:30. Sketchbooks will be provided to the first 15 guests. A raffle of one of Sarah’s artworks will be held at the end of the discussion.

Link to Facebook Event

Where:
Enchanted Studio Props
3000 W Empire
Burbank, California 91504

When:
Wednesday, July 31st
6:00 Reception
6:30-8:00 Discussion

Sarah Stone is an artist who has exhibited most recently at The Autry Museum, Ontario Museum of Art, MOAH Cedar and The Korean Cultural Center.
Website: sarahstoneart.com
Formed in 2012, Enchanted Studio Props is a cleared art rental and sales gallery with an ever-growing list of artists whom represent a large amount of mediums and styles.
Website: espart4film.com

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Prop Houses Open This Coming July 5th (2019)

It’s that time of year again where everyone gets together, grills hot dogs, and tries to blow everything up but their hands.

This year July 4th falls on an awkward day, Thursday. That means some people, with their hands hopefully completely still intact, have to get back on the production wagon the Friday after festivities.

As is our custom we’ve asked so you don’t have to. So without further ado (and even fewer explosion jokes related to limb safety) here is our list of prop houses who will have their doors open for you this Friday, July 5th:

Advanced Liquidators
AIR Designs
Alley Cats Studio Rentals
Alpha Companies
Angelus Medical & Optical Co., Inc.
Athletic Room
Faux Library
Green Set (pickups only, office closed)
Hand Prop Room
History for Hire
Independent Studio Services
Inter Video
Lennie Marvin (Prop Heaven)
Little Bohemia Rentals
Modern Props
Modernica Props
NEST Studio Rentals
Ob-jects
Omega/Cinema Props
RC Vintage
Sony Prop House (Off Lot)
Surface Library, The
Target Props LLC
U-Frame It Gallery
Warner Bros Property

Hours subject to change. This is a guide based on information collected. Sometimes people change their minds.

**Last Updated 07/01/19 @ 12:49 pm
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Memorial Day Observance and Prop Houses

We usually do a holiday hour post for prop houses open on the extended weekend holiday. As it turns out pretty much everyone is taking the day off to observe Memorial Day this year. That means we will close up this coming Monday too.

We want to extend a reminder to everyone that most shops, if things are slow, will close early this Friday in early observance.

Enjoy your 3-day weekends, but also take some time to think on those who are no longer with us.

See you all next week!


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Two of the Largest Prop Houses in San Francisco Auctioning 90% of Inventory

Due to the loss of their lease two major bay area prop houses are auctioning off 90% of their inventories this weekend (May 17-19) and next weekend (May 24-16).

Acme Scenery and The Prop House, two scenery and prop companies that have swallowed up much of the set dressing industry in the Greater San Francisco area are moving out. This means they have to get rid of most of their inventory fast and they are accomplishing that through a series of auctions.

You can view the auctioneer’s website for more information:
https://theyesco.com/current-sale/

Tens of thousands of items will be up for sale at their address:
100 Industrial Way, Brisbane, CA 94005

If you’re up in the area the next two weekends, you should stop by. You never know what may be available!


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PSW Expands with New Showroom in Van Nuys

Just outside the new PSW Haskell Annex

Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings, the Hollywood-centric production hub that owns (among many other entities) the prop house Prop Services West (PSW), recently acquired Paladin Cine Rentals. Along with an even larger lighting and grip operation, they also acquired some new real estate.

When I heard that some of that new real estate was going to be used to expand PSW’s footprint I had to visit. Anyone who has visited Prop Services West knows their inventory has quite a selection. Their inventory includes a large selection of home decor and dressing such as kids room, home kitchen, dining room, school, office and more along with more contemporary rentals, sports, musical instruments, various lighting and assorted wall dressing (including cleared art).

What a comfy couple of couches!

Their new space will be used to primarily show off vignettes, helpful for decorators who are looking for just the right setup to point to and rent so they can keep moving. They will also store multiples efficiently so you can see how many you have to work with.

The new 6,000 sq ft space, named PSW Haskell Annex, is open now. Take a second to stop by, see what’s set up (more is on the way) and say hi to Tamra from us! Did we mention there’s a loading dock?

PSW Haskell Annex
8019 Haskell Avenue,
Van Nuys, CA 91406

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A Final ‘Tally Ho’ to Tally Ho Marine Salvage & Decor

Allan Johnson standing in front of a fraction of his nautical junkyard collection.

Allan started Tally Ho a little over 42 years ago selling used netting for decor. Companies like Aaron Brothers, various fish restaurants and bars would send their interior designers over to Tally Ho to grab fixed up and affordable fishing nets. As is often the case it wasn’t long until the entertainment industry found him too.

As his nautical junkyard grew he started to gain the attention of more than just themed restaurants. Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI) started to call on him for their themparks. This led to a natural progression into the world of film and television rentals.

Allan and his company Tally Ho began to work with productions such as Hook, Waterworld, Amistad, Hidalgo, and plenty of others. He had become the “outdoor nautical guy” to the few interior nautical guys. He even had opportunities to work with people like Steven Speilberg, Rosemary Brandenburg, and many others.

But now Allan is throwing in the retirement towel. As he puts it, “the film industry has treated me well but it’s time for me to wrap things up and move on.” Now in his 80’s, Allan intends to spend more time with his wife, Annie, and other friends and family.

Where has his inventory gone? Warner Bros Property has scooped up a couple truckloads of items deemed fit for their property department and the rest, though a bit in limbo, may go off to some private collections.

To Allan, from everyone at Debbies Book and the rest of the entertainment industry, “Fair Winds and Following Seas.”

License to Find: A Debbies Book Tale Press Release

Production on License to Find: A Debbies Book Tale will begin in June with Alan Smithee directing Faye Kinget as the lead of the film. Direct to Ree Productions and Relatively Media have reached an agreement with Alsoran Studios to partner on the worldwide streaming release of the film.

Directory lead and relations manager Debbie (Faye Kinget) has been searching her whole life for a rumored prop dating back to the creation of the color television. Joining an expedition led by fellow directory lead and Debbies Book CEO Lulu Payne (Sue Dunham), Debbie finds a locked warehouse in Mid-City that contains a clue linking the prop to a popular television series that was recently cancelled. But when Lulu is distracted by a squirrel to chase, Debbie has to race to get to the prop house on her own before production finalizes their budget.

Faye Kinget will be playing the role of Debbie alongside Sue Dunham as Lulu Payne and a brief appearance by Joe King as Bryce. Director Alan Smithee (The Birds II: Land’s End, Hellraiser: Bloodline) will direct from an original screenplay by Golden Sticker Recipient (The Land Before Time: Rain of Fire) Gogh Withet with production set to begin on June 25, 2019. Relatively Media will release the film theatrically in the US on November 21, 2020 through its new joint venture for domestic theatrical distribution with Annakarenina Pictures, and Alsoran Studios will release streaming internationally commencing with an earlier release in Bulgaria on November 7, 2020.

Producers Cart Befferörs and Pat Kallinkettle-Black commented, “We are delighted to announce the first installment of the Debbies Book franchise. We will begin shooting at whatever studio is cheapest in June.”

“Under the leadership of Cart and Pat, we couldn’t be more thrilled to bring the first Debbies Book adventure in propping to the big screen uniting the incomparable Faye Kinget with the extraordinary vision of Alan Smithee,” said Relatively Media’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, Candice B. Fureal. Relatively Media’s President, Motion Picture Division Shirley Knot added, “It has been 16 years since the cult classic Debbies Book: Listing Away was distributed by Relatively Media and it’s incredibly gratifying to be releasing this film alongside the powerhouse team at Alsoran Studios.”