Presidents Day Holiday Hours – 2019

While some people will be enjoying a three day weekend, others are working hard to make sure you get the props and related services you need even when the post office is closed.

We’ve made our calls so you don’t have to. Check out the list of prop houses open this coming presidents day!

Advanced Liquidators
Aero Mock-Ups
Air Hollywood
Angelus Medical & Optical Co
Athletic Room
Bridge Furniture & Props
Dapper Cadaver
EC Prop Rentals
Faux Library
FormDecor
Hollywood Cinema Arts
Jackson Shrub Supply
LCW Props
Little Bohemia Rentals
Modernica Props
Premiere Props
Prop Services West
Sandy Rose Floral
Surface Library
Target Props, LLC
U-Frame It Gallery
ZG04 Decor

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

**Last Updated 02/15/19 @14:55
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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. If a prop house listed is on your list to visit, call ahead to make sure they don’t close early on the 21, 24, 25, 28, and 31 the day of.

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.

Most prop houses close early the day before holidays and holiday weekends. You will have to call ahead for special hours.

Last Updated: 12/18 @ 03:41pm

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!

Debbies Book CEO Subpoenaed by Mueller’s Team

Ruby Payne at a political fundraising event in March 2017.

Los Angeles – The FBI this week detained and questioned Ruby Payne, CEO of Debbies Book – a valuable resource for finding props, especially in the Greater Los Angeles area.

Payne issued a written statement saying she was detained by the FBI on Sunday after she arrived at a dog park on her way home from a walk. Federal investigators took her cell phone and purse, then questioned her about where to find sci-fi and futuristic items as well as western themed props. Debbies Book is known for helping people find these kinds of items and more for film and television. Ruby says she was then served a subpoena before being released to appear before Muellers nephews birthday event coordinators, which she is expected to do next month. The birthday party itself will occur in May.

“The questions got more detailed about the types of items they were looking for (which they were hoping would be free or at least cheap since the birthday was a non-union “low-budg” affair); what prop houses carry what items; whom I knew and how well – they had a long wishlist of items,” Payne said. “They seemed to then focus more attention on larger scale event rentals (of whom I have plenty of recommendations too); multiples of cabanas and steampunk themed event chairs. Then they brought up something about Russians, which I knew nothing about.”

She said she was asked specifically if she had visited all of the larger resources in her database, verifying the inventories of these so-called prop houses. She had, she said. Payne’s statement shines a spotlight into the workings of Mueller’s nephews birthday party, of which the public up until now knew very little about.

The birthday event council declined to comment.

Debbies Book has long been a resource for finding props and services for the film and television industries, not just for the nephews of special investigation teams formed by the FBI.

Happy Holidays from Debbies Book (2017)

From everyone over at Debbies Book, we wish you a happy holidays and a fantastic New Year!

The office will be closed down until January 2nd, at which point we will be hunkered down to make sure the 2018 book is ready for everyone.

Debbies Book Announces New ‘Left in the Dust’ Campaign

LOS ANGELES – April 1, 2017 – Debbies Book, Inc. today announced the all-new Debbies Book campaign ‘Left in the Dust’, bringing a revolutionary experience to those with non-dominant right hands. The campaign includes an updated printed book experience which will let you choose what hand you hold the book in as well as which hand can turn the pages. The new book also features inspirational quotes to the reader such as, “Everyone else may think they’re right, but you’re left with the real answers.”

The new Debbies Book App (available here) also dramatically simplifies how you select, scroll and navigate through your favorite prop related categories while your device is being held in the left hand.

“There has been so much innovation in the entertainment and event rental industries, we want to bring that same excitement and access to Lefties,” said Ruby Payne, Debbies Book’s C.E.O. and board chairman. “Righties have had their hands in everything prop since the first rent-able wooden club to the latest futuristic alien flight consoles that you see in some prop houses.”

The move to include Lefties isn’t entirely selfless, however. Adding accessibility to Lefties will also expand the reach of Debbies Book by almost 10%. “I understand that when one hand washes the other success can often be achieved more easily. I just wonder how the dynamic of the Entertainment and Event Industries will be affected by allowing access to that many more people,” says George P. Hagopian, founder of the organization Right’s Rights for Right Now. “I haven’t actually worked in the entertainment industry at all. I just think adapting your platform to only access 10% more people seems a little heavy-handed.”

Pricing & Availability
As has always been the case, the website and apps for Debbies Book, Inc will be accessible to everyone for free. A downloadable version of the printed book is also available for free from their website at their Get the Book page. The actual book itself is still listed on Amazon for $40. As part of the ‘Left in the Dust’ campaign, 10% of the proceeds made from the revamped ambidextrous printed edition of Debbies Book will be given to Hands Over Fists, a nonprofit that funds outreach activities that promote public awareness and normalization of those born with a right hand that is less dominant than their left.

Created in 1978, Debbies Book is the respected art department resource for the niche industries of both entertainment and event creative professionals. Many of the listed companies are owned by individuals who can’t bring themselves to ever have a garage sale and therefore have an absurd amount of items available for rent.

CEO of Debbies Book, Ruby the Ridgeback, Takes a Trip Across the Country

UntitledRuby the Ridgeback, CEO, COO and head of research and development over at Debbies Book, Inc., is taking a trip across the United States of America.

She’s got a blog up and running if you want to stay up to date on her travels.

RubyRoadTrip Blog

Go check it out and cheer her on. It isn’t every day that a dog drives across the US!

Oprah Winfrey Announces ‘Debbies Book – 28th Edition’ As New Pick for Oprah’s Book Club

OprahBookDB“I have never read a book like this before,” Oprah says about The 28th Edition of Debbies Book, the entertainment and event industries’ most recent publication of rental and purchase resources.

In the April issue of O, the Oprah Magazine, Oprah describes the latest installment of the directory as “incredibly helpful in finding those difficult items, and perfect for newcomers to the Los Angeles area,” and recounts her first time reading the latest edition.

“I was on the couch and wondering where on earth I was going to find a chastity belt rental and a fortune-teller machine. I was calling everyone I could think of when it occurred to me, I have the most recent edition of Debbies Book. I had to use it. One of my deepest pleasures in life is knowing there are more resources out there than I could possibly remember. I started reading through the whole directory, page by page. So when I got to the last 100 pages, I slowed down, taking a break every 20 pages or so to savor; lingering over sentences like ‘Steam punk, Victorian copper and brass rolling control panels, consoles with gauges, levers and hand controls.’ By midafternoon I was done. Too soon.

When I found out that Debbies Book is almost 40 years old, I thought, Wow. This directory has almost everything. There’s no other explanation for such a vivid, searing resource directory that penetrates through the page to the reader’s last minute rental needs. No question about it. I couldn’t wait to announce The 28th Edition of Debbies Book as my latest Oprah’s Book Club (OBC) pick.”

Grab a copy of your own Debbies Book here!