Where to Find Gambling Equipment, Dressing and Dealers

Everyone who is anyone is there. Glasses are overflowing with champagne from bottles worth more than the average income of the lower classes in his district. Girls, music and gambling abound. Poker tables, blackjack, roulette, the works.

The shady mayor is running for reelection. He’s a shoe-in, no one dares to run against him. That’s why undercover cop Hugh Watcherself is here. The mayor is always good to those that are in his posse and Hugh finally got an in. All of the mayor’s cronies get on to the “fundraising” event boat to start off his campaign with a bang. Hopefully no one suspects Detective Watcherself…

L. A. Party Works - Casino Night
L. A. Party Works – Casino Night

Everyone knows gambling equipment. Heck most people have stepped into at least one casino at some point (others quite a few casinos in the last week). It makes sense that casinos should have all the necessary gizmos, gadgets and accessories but where does a production or event get them?

It’s just one dang scene/event so no one needs to buy them! Why take a gamble with a random company when you can just ask Debbies Book?

L. A. Party Works
Eric and his company love putting on events, both on the stage and IRL, of every kind. Sports themed, magicians, clowns and more. One of their specialties, however, is a gambling theme. Roulette tables, poker tables, blackjack and more, LA Party Works has what you’re looking for.

Dealer Dolls
A unique Gambling Equipment event service, Dealer Dolls doesn’t just specialize with inventory, they come with talent. With a fully trained staff that can work everything from a small private event at home to a large-scale fundraiser or network event, they have the know-how, the costumes, and the equipment to make it happen.

R. C. Vintage
Always masters of the vintage and retro, RC Vintage doesn’t stop at that specialization when it comes to gambling equipment. Slot machines, craps tables, casino chips and everything else you need from a time not too long ago can be nabbed over there.

Lennie Marvin’s Prop Heaven
Prop Heaven has a few emphases, and gambling equipment is one of them. Slot machines and card tables are here to rent.

It’s a Deal
Poker tables, craps tables, pai gow tables and much more await anyone who needs to rent them. It’s A Deal is here for all an event or production’s gambling needs, and can even provide custom felts, cards and stools for you.

Honorable Mentions:

Hand Prop Room – Antique and vintage cards, chips, racks, keepers and more.
CP Valley – Slot machines, gambling tables, chip racks and even a raffle drum!
Sony Pictures Studios Prop House (Off Lot) – Cribbage equipment, dominoes cases, lotto games, raffle equipment.

L.A. PartyWorks – Eric’s Birthday Bash

Z-17From Nike to Knott’s Berry Farm L.A. Party Works has been a key partner in planning and excuting creative and cool events for people and companies all over. This Saturday night, however, Eric put his own company to work for him, celebrating his big 50 with all of his friends and family. And boy, what a bash!

It was a costume party themed around 1970’s fashion. Entering into the party through a psychedelic rotating tube, it was clearly going to be a fun event. Everything from Afros, tie dye shirts, lava lamps, bell-bottom pants, and hot pants were abound. There were go-go dancers doing the twist long into the early morning hours and a live band that played exceptionally the whole evening.

Eric rang in his new decade with his own characteristic flair.

One thing everyone took away from the party though. If your event needs to be memorable and done professionally, Eric can certainly pull it off.

Website: www.partyworksusa.com

RC Vintage, Inc.

2Q==-27There has been some serious shopping going on over at RC Vintage, Inc. in their lighting department. If you need that special lamp or lighting fixture to complete a set chances are they have what you need.

Z-22From freestanding to portable, fixed to special purpose, their range is very handy. The newest additions to Willie’s collection are these series’ of very unique wall mounted lamps.

If you haven’t been over to RC Vintage, Inc. in while you will also be surprised by their selection of floor lamps that are on display.

Website: www.rcvintage.com

RC Vintage

You may remember that RC Vintage has some new lounge chairs for those steaming hot summer scenes or for whatever project that calls for some cool (or should I say ‘hot’) lounge chairs.9k=-45

Most of you know RC Vintage—it’s the place to go for a piece of Americana… a blast from the past… a walk down memory lane… You get the point. Period neon signs, cigar store Indians, trashy 70’s pop art. They even have newly “relic-ed” pay phones. Remember those? You can’t find those on the streets of LA anymore. But you’ll find them at RC Vintage!

Website: www.rcvintage.com

RC Vintage

Z-50Those art deco train station seats near the front door at RC Vintage are from Union Station. And if you browse the back of the warehouse, you can take a rest on one of those wonderful vintage patio lounge chairs.

-1When it comes to collections of classic Americana RC Vintage doesn’t take a back seat to anyone. From soda fountains to jukeboxes to furniture and more, RC Vintage is delightfully reminiscent.

So when your project calls for days gone by, RC Vintage is where you’ll recreate a little bit of the past.

Website: www.rcvintage.com

RC Vintage Update

Willie recently expanded his lighting collection. New fixtures and rentals are always being added to his ever expanding inventory. One of the many perks of RC Vintage. Check out this pretty cool sconce that just hit the floor (figure of speech of course, the sconce has been well taken care of).9k=-69

Of course if you wanted this particular sconce and it’s been scooped up, never fear! There are plenty of great lamp fixtures and sconces just “hanging out” and just waiting to be a part of your next project.

That’s because when it comes to everything, lamps and more, Willie never takes it lightly. (I think I just pulled a pun muscle).

Check out some of his Neon Lights and hanging lights!

Website: www.rcvintage.com

R.C. Vintage

With Bright Lights and Color when you first walk into R.C. Vintage, you will be surrounded by unusual items and great vintage furniture.

Checked in on Will Carter last week at one of his prop houses in North Hollywood, California. He had called to tell me he had some new airport seats. Come over and check them out…so I did. But he also has many new Art Deco Furnishings he has added to his collection of slot machines, light fixtures, memorabilia & novelties, nodders, oversized props, restaurant furniture & dressing, street dressing vendor carts and video games. He as added a great selection of  Art Deco lamps, tables, chairs, and new art deco accessories.

He has really grown from the first time I met Willie in 1987.  I got a call to meet a guy at his new prop house in Hollywood. So I went to check out this new site. When I walked in the door a guy pops up from  behind a juke box scares me half to death and says, “Man you’re hard to get a hold of…” And thus, my introduction to Will Carter. Willie (as I like to call him) is a true Angeleno, born at Queen of Angels Hospital and football star at Fairfax High. He might be the most famous football payer around as his high school photo has been rented so many times for sets he should get residuals.

I little background on Willie some might not know. He focused on Art Direction at The Art Center but took a detour to work with a photographer and then landed a job in transportation at CBS Television Center. But, his passion for business pushed him to open a prop house. Lucky for us, he never looked back.

Bright lights have always been part of Wills life, his mother was a very famous singer and dancer, one might consider her the ‘Ginger Rogers of Japan’. She left those bright lights for Hollywood but you can tell her influence on R.C. Vintage with its colorful neon and light fixtures.

Willie purchased Alley Cats Studio Rentals in the early 90’s. A prop house full of ally dressing from dumpsters, trash cans and more. In 2000, he took over an entire building on Cherokee Street in Hollywood to house a 2-story selection of lighting fixtures for every scene from restaurant to household sets, street lights and lamp posts (more bright lights and color)

By 2005 Alley Cats was busting at the seams so he relocated to North Hollywood where he tripled in size and is still growing. Alley Cats Studio Rentals is a completely different collection of his… but that’s another story. In 2008-2009 R.C. Vintage relocated to North Hollywood. When you swing by to shop at R.C. Vintage or Alley Casts Studio Rentals and happen to catch sight of Will Carter tapping his feet in one of his colorful Hawaiian shirts know that it’s the international rhythm in his blood and all the bright lights and color.

I must admit, I’ve never heard him sing. Do let me know when you stop by R.C. Vintage if you catch him singing a tune. Try catching it on video too.

RC Vintage, Inc.
Website: www.rcvintage.com