Who’s Opening Up So Far – Prop House List

Latest Edit: 06/23/20 @ 11:38am PST Are there productions starting out there? Word through the grapevine is an optimistically hopeful, “Kind of, maybe!” That combined with many businesses receiving their SBA loans/grants to get their doors open again, it makes sense to put together a fluid list of who may be open at the moment. […]

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Reflecting on the History of Omega Cinema Props as They Near the End of Their Unprecedented Move

Businesses come and go; inventories liquidate or move to new locations. Over at Debbies Book we are more familiar with this reality than most. Over 40 years of tracking businesses that work with art departments has given us the unique advantage to see the industry change and fluctuate over the decades. Some moves, however, are […]

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Aero Mock-ups’ Popular INDIE Wednesday Returns this February 26

Sometimes your budget is small. We get it, the producer gets it, the artists you’re “paying with exposure” definitely get it, and so does Aero Mock-ups. Occasionally Aero Mock-ups will open up their doors for one day to these productions. Selling 3-hour blocks for $500 a piece includes use of their Airport Terminal, Airline Cabin […]

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A Farewell to Modern Props

Modern Props 1977-2020 Taking the time to think about Modern Props and it’s legacy as it’s doors are finally closed is a walk down memory lane. Modern Props began as a prop house for modern props before “modern” was even hip. By this point it is likely everyone has read the Los Angeles Times article […]

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Modern Props Auction – Prop House De-Acquisition Sale

Sometimes props just start to gather dust and it’s time to send them off to a new home. Modern Props, a large prop house that fits snugly between the 210 and the 118, will be auctioning off around 2,000 items in a couple of weeks. They have always had quite an eclectic inventory so it […]

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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. Known […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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PSW Expands with New Showroom in Van Nuys

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 […]

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

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 […]

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