Lennie Marvin of Lennie Marvin’s Prop Heaven passed away on March 30th, 2017. As a pioneer of the Prop House business, Lennie built one of the original continually successful resources now in the Valley while also being a tenacious force. Many years ago the baton was taken by Keith Marvin to run, but Lennie’s impact will always be there.
This is a huge loss to the filmmaking community and our thoughts go out to his family at this time.
When I heard the news I felt compelled to pull out an old “Spotlight” on Lennie that Debbies Book published in the 2004-05 19th edition of Debbies Book. The text below was as follows:
“My first encounter with Lennie Marvin was in 1977. Rodney from Ballier Trucking Service was loading a jukebox onto the lift gate of the truck, and remarked, “You better clean off that dulling spray from that jukebox…Lennie ain’t gonna like this!” Who’s Lennie?! Well, I soon found out.
And jukeboxes are just the tip of the iceberg at Lennie Marvin Enterprises. His collection continues to expand every year. You will still see Lennie every now and then, but his son Keith watches over the company these days. And never fear…Keith has a family of four little Marvins ready to continue the tradition of a family-run prop house.”