Ralph Hernandez Jr of The Earl Hays Press Passes

The film and television industries have lost yet another great. Rafael Hernandez Jr has passed away on May 15th according to The Earl Hays Press. Anyone who knew him would have to agree that he was not only a good guy, but a good guy with a big smile. He always had your back and would work with you to find exactly what you needed and when you needed it.

From all of us at Debbies Book, our condolences go out to the Hernandez family and their extended work family.

Memorial and funeral service information is posted on The Earl Hays Press’ Facebook Page:

It is with our deepest sorrows that we inform you of the death of Rafael (Ralph) Hernandez Jr. on May 15th, 2017

Viewing will be held on Tuesday, May 23rd at 6pm
followed by a Rosary/Mass at 7pm
at the Little Church of the Flowers, Forest Lawn Glendale.

Funeral Service will be held
Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 at 1:30pm
at the Church of the Recessional, Forest Lawn Glendale

Lennie Marvin of Lennie Marvin’s Prop Heaven Passes

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.”