December Prop House Holiday Hours – 2018 Edition

As we finish off Hanukkah and head towards the rest of the Winter holidays figuring out who’s open and who’s not is a little bumpy this time. Christmas and New Years both conveniently land on a Tuesday leaving much up in the air.

FriMonTueWedThuFriMonTueWed
12/2112/2412/2512/2612/2712/2812/3101/0101/02

Thank goodness Debbies Book stepped in to check it out. For the most part everyone is open the Friday before the first holiday week (there are a couple exceptions) and then after that the only uniform schedule is that everyone is closed December 25th and January 1st.

The dates listed are when prop houses have told us they are open.

Are we missing something? See an error in our schedule? Even though we are infallible sometimes things slip through the cracks. Let us know and we will get it updated ASAP!


Prop HouseOpen
A-1 Medical Integration12/21, 01/02
Advanced Liquidators12/21, 12/26-28, 01/02
Aero Mock-Ups12/21, 01/02
AIR Designs12/21, 01/02
Air Hollywood12/21, 12/26-28, 01/02
Alley Cats Studio Rentals12/21, 12/24, 12/26-28, 12/31, 01/02
Alpha Companies12/21, 12/26-28, 01/02
Angelus Medical & Optical Co., Inc.12/21, 12/24, 12/26-28, 12/31, 01/02
Artery Props12/21, 01/02
Athletic Room12/21, 12/26-28, 01/02
Auditorium, The12/21, 01/02
Bridge Furniture & Props12/21, 12/26-28, 12/31, 01/02
Dapper Cadaver12/21, 01/02
EC Prop Rentals12/21, 01/02
Faux Library12/21, 12/26-28, 01/02
FormDecor12/26-28, 01/02
Green Set12/21, 01/02
Hand Prop Room12/21, 01/02
History for Hire12/21, 01/02
Hollywood Cinema Arts12/21, 01/02
Hollywood Studio Gallery12/21, 01/02
Independent Studio Services12/21, 01/02
Inter Video12/21, 12/26-28, 01/02
Jackson Shrub Supply12/21, 12/27-28, 01/02
LCW Props12/21, 01/02
Lennie Marvin (Prop Heaven)12/21, 01/02
Little Bohemia Rentals12/21, 12/26-28, 01/02
Modern Props12/21, 01/02
Modernica Props12/21, 12/26-28, 01/02
NEST Studio Rentals12/21, 01/02
Ob-jects12/21, 12/26-28, 01/02
Omega/Cinema Props12/21, 12/26-28, 01/02
Picture Start PropsBy Appointment
Premiere Props01/02
Prop Services West12/21, 12/26-28, 01/02
RC Vintage12/21, 12/24, 12/26-28, 12/31, 01/02
Sandy Rose Floral
12/21, 01/02
Sony Prop House (Off Lot)12/21, 01/02
Surface Library, The12/21, 12/26-28, 01/02
U-Frame It Gallery12/21, 12/24, 12/26-28, 01/02
Universal Studios Property12/21, 01/02
Warner Bros Property12/21, 12/24, 12/26-28, 12/31, 01/02
ZG04 Decor12/21, 01/02

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

Last Updated: 12/11 @ 07:19am

Event: Artplex Gallery Grand Opening – Dec 6

Everyone likes tasty bites and snacks, and everyone [who’s cool] likes art. Next week on Thursday, December 6th from 6-9pm, a new art gallery is opening up on Beverly Blvd – Artplex Gallery.

Their grand opening will include a show with some great talents curated for the new space:

Iqi Qoror

Sleeping With Big Banana – Iqi Qoror

Nelson De La Nuez

Sweet Dreams – Nelson De La Nuez

Marco Schmidli of Schmidli Backdrops

0454 Untitled – Marco Schmidli

and more including Nando Kallweit, Cole Altuzarra, and Sally West. Go check it out, if not for anything else but the snacks (but also because you’re cool and like art)!

Where:
Artplex Gallery
7377 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
When:
Thursday, December 6th
6 – 9 pm
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Happy Thanksgiving from Debbies Book – 2018

Everyone at Debbies Book would like to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to everyone, yes even the runners. Just like most prop houses, we will be closed for the rest of the week.

May you have so much food to eat that you gobble gobble until you can only wobble wobble!

Chatting with Artery Props & The Auditorium – Music to Everyone’s Ears

Of course we all know how to dress a garage band scene, and maybe even a largescale concert. But there are always little details that can be missed. That’s why it always helps to ask the experts when you’re picking out your items. What kind of speakers should be used? How about microphones? Not to mention which of their guitars would match a certain time period.

Everything but the band!

I swung over to Artery Props and The Auditorium to see what was new in their inventory. Those two have been working steadily for almost 10 years to maintain and grow their prop house.

Pick your favorite flavor of drums! (Mine is mint)

The two properties, both in the same location, work primarily for the film and television industries renting out their instruments (The Auditorium) and their uniquely positioned custom artwork and print shop (Artery Props). I always like seeing what their most recent and/or favorite acquisition is. Right now, apparently, it’s this sweet “axe”:

Looking for a keytar? They’ve got plenty to choose from. Need a specific colored guitar? Pick which shade of the rainbow.

Keytars and keyboards

Mark and Victor have also put almost a decade into expanding their “Band Art”. From cleared posters and flyers to CD and record covers, they’ve created cleared album and band art for you to swing by and take with you. They’ve also got 3 large format printers that they work with to spit out much of their work.

From high school band to the real deal

Something I hadn’t known before is that their inventory expands beyond their space too. They’ve got extra multiples and some of their larger pieces just a quick skip away that can be picked up at the same time.

It’s always nice to watch something grow from it’s original conception, and Artery Props and the Auditorium fit that bill nicely.

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Chatting with Warner Bros Hardware – The Unsung Hero of a Set

Knock knock – Who’s there? – Knockers

How would Kramer in a Seinfeld episode ever be able to make one of those crazy entrances into Seinfeld’s room without a doorknob? How would Jamie Lee Curtis ever be able to lock that window to keep that horror film bad guy out of the house if it wasn’t for window lock? And what would Scrooge talk to if there was no door knocker to change into his old colleague Marley’s face?

Anyone looking for some decorative door plates?

What is Hardware? Also referred to as builders hardware, hardware is made up of metal products that most of us take for granted every day. They are used in our homes and other commercial buildings, everywhere really. Every latch, doorknob, hinge, cabinet handle, and door knocker helps to tell the story and add the final touch to a space. As you can imagine there are a large variety of styles, shapes, sizes and metal types used for hardware. Depending on the time period, location, and even the character who lives in a space, the hardware chosen can be drastically different.

The real question is, where does one get the right hardware and how do you know it’s the right hardware? There are quite a few spots of course, but today I wanted to chat about the Hardware Department at Warner Bros run by Mike Hollis.

He has been a guiding hand and curator for the past 35 years, staying on top of the art and the history of hardware. You can find his latest location downstairs under the Prop Department on the Warner Bros lot. He can help you through not just the history, making life easier with their great selection. Why don’t you zip down and take a look, and tell Mike we said hi!

WB Hardware Rentals will *handle* anything you throw their way!

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Chatting with Enchanted Studio Props LCC

Entrance to Enchanted Studio Props
Entrance to Enchanted Studio Props

I stopped by Enchanted Studio Props to check in on them. They’ve been up and running in Burbank for almost a year now and I was excited to see what they were up to. Moving an operation over from New Mexico is no small feat!

Well, needless to say, if you haven’t visited Enchanted Studio Props since their opening over here on the coast you should zip over and check out their inventory. They have certainly grown. With an expandable space that can adapt as they grow, Daphne and Dave Benavides have an opportunity to keep growing as they find new talent.

Vase plz!

As is the case with so many people in our industry, both Daphne and Dave are not newcomers to the arts in general. Daphne was a performing arts instructor and Dave has been working in the film/tv industry for years, so he brings an experienced eye when finding talent. This has meant they have come across many people to add. You will come across at their space many fresh new artist’s works from California’s central coast, San Diego, New Mexico and many other locales.

Some of the most recent acquisitions represented in their inventory come straight out of the Los Angeles Brewery, many that are not previously known. Their artworks are great additions to their collection of abstract, landscapes, still life, photography and more.

Go stop by, give Daphne a high-five (maybe even Dave will be there), and browse what’s available. It never hurts to keep an eye out for fresh pieces of art!

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Happy Hump Day 4th of July!

Even with some of us working this week, it’ll be nice to cut that week in half with some burgers, hot dogs, daytime TV, or whatever our hearts desire.

Stay cool! The Debbies Book team will be back to helping you track down what you need Thursday.

We will also be weighed down from eating too much the day before. It’s normal to plan to eat too much, right? I hope so.

THIS WEEKEND – Metalpalooza, June 16th-17th


is happening this weekend, and quite frankly it sounds like a good time.

Belly dancing, fire breathing, live blacksmithing, swordfighting, raffles, artisan presentations and much more will be available to everyone who attends. Demos such as sword making, gem cutting, jewelry making, bronze casting, leather working and many other fascinating talents will be shown to attendees along with full access to The Sword & The Stone showroom.

Oh, did I mention there will also be sword fighting? I feel compelled to mention that again.

Tony Swatton will be hosting, a highly skilled blacksmith who has worked with the film and television industry for decades, along with showcasing many other talented individuals.

To get tickets to the event, stop by Metalpalooza.net where you can even nab some discounted tickets!

Don’t forget it’s two days! You can also grab single day tickets for either Saturday or Sunday.

Hope to see you guys there!

Website: www.swordandstone.com

Old N Country – A Blast From the Past

Stop by Old N Country if you want a little blast from the past. It reminds me of an old little prop house called Billy Woolfe.

I’m not sure how many of you remember, but Billy Woolfe was located on Beachwood Drive in Hollywood. It would soon be purchased by Chuck and Bill to add to their growing collection at Prop Services West (it would then also be labeled The Billy Woolfe Collection).

Don’t bother checking this out on google because I’m older than google.

At any rate, one of the latest prop houses in town reminds me of the atmosphere of the Billy Woolfe prop house. Old N Country is just that, props from a simpler time and place. Their inventory could easily dress a grandmothers house, or just someone living out in Middle America on their little farm.

The collection arrived at the end of 2016 and has continued to grow as they bring more items over from their storage facilities in Philadelphia. If you haven’t visited Old N Country recently, and especially if you haven’t stopped by at all, go and check them out. The cow shaped milk jug is worth it alone.

Website: www.oldncountry.com