Harvey Schwartz has returned to the prop house business and officially opened 20th Century Props’ doors yesterday evening with wine, savory baked goods and a chance to see what has returned.
As is to be expected from the rattan wizard, there is a very large collection of rattan furniture that takes up probably a third of his new warehouse in Van Nuys. Some of the recognizable pieces he is also known for have made a return including a great collection of art deco lighting, furniture and decor.
A new bonus is cleared artwork by Sarah Stone, a unique talent with an always growing inventory ranging from the eerily surreal to the convincingly carny banner. She’s even got a clever QR code system set up so you can quickly rent the pieces on the spot with your smartphone and immediately walk out with the receipt and art.
Bob Zilliox was there also greeting people, and as always, kindly introducing people to each other (and recommending a new direction for next year’s book cover artwork).
It’s always nice to see evidence of Hollywood getting back up after the solid thrashing it took over the last 7 or so years. It’s even better when there is delicious food and good company.
Welcome back to the fray 20th Century Props!