Modern Props Auction – Prop House De-Acquisition Sale

Items in artwork not necessarily a part of 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 is particularly exciting for those who like unique pieces. None of their fabricated items will be a part of the auction.

All bidding and payment will be handled online and hosted by Billings Auction – this means Modern Props themselves do not have control over who gets what. As much as Ken would love to help you, he won’t even let ME nab this sweet lamp that caught my eye. It should be noted that you can, and SHOULD, stop by Modern Props to view the lots yourself before logging on for the sale. Physical auction preview will occur over the next couple of weeks, specifically October 14-18 and 21-25 from 10am-3pm.

There will be 2,000 lots available to bid on over the two separate sale days. All manner of lighting fixtures, seating and sofas, desks and more will be up for grabs.

Modern Props Auction Preview Times
October 14-18, 21-25
10am – 3pm PST
972 Griswold Ave, San Fernando, CA, 91340
Auction Times
October 26 & 27, 2019
8am PST

You can also check out the Billings Auction homepage for more info:
http://billingsauction.com/

Day 1 Auction Items and time
Day 2 Auction Items and time

Located between the 210 and the 118, Modern Props has an inventory that has been collected over 40 years.
Website: https://modernprops.com

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PSW Expands with New Showroom in Van Nuys

Just outside the new PSW Haskell Annex

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 be used to expand PSW’s footprint I had to visit. Anyone who has visited Prop Services West knows their inventory has quite a selection. Their inventory includes a large selection of home decor and dressing such as kids room, home kitchen, dining room, school, office and more along with more contemporary rentals, sports, musical instruments, various lighting and assorted wall dressing (including cleared art).

What a comfy couple of couches!

Their new space will be used to primarily show off vignettes, helpful for decorators who are looking for just the right setup to point to and rent so they can keep moving. They will also store multiples efficiently so you can see how many you have to work with.

The new 6,000 sq ft space, named PSW Haskell Annex, is open now. Take a second to stop by, see what’s set up (more is on the way) and say hi to Tamra from us! Did we mention there’s a loading dock?

PSW Haskell Annex
8019 Haskell Avenue,
Van Nuys, CA 91406

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Quaint Vintage American Prop House Closes Up Shop – Old N Country

We are sad to report today that the little shop full of eclectic and unique Middle-America antiques is closing it’s doors. Old N Country, a little shop that opened up in the old[er] Faux Library location on Vose St is selling off everything. And they are selling off everything quickly.

Old N Country Prop Shop, LLC
12007 Vose St,
Los Angeles, CA, 91605

This is a flash sale. They want it all out by today and tomorrow.

“How much?” you may be asking. Their current asking price is a little less than the 1 week rental price. That’s a steal.

Items in their inventory include a wide assortment of baskets, decorative accessories, typewriters, record players, suitcases, rocking chairs, cabinets, fabrics and quilts, all manner of cups, mugs, bowls with many unique sizes, sewing machines, and so much more. I am serious – they have a lot of items to check out.

Go by their location today – and if you can’t make it today swing by tomorrow. There are more items than you will know what to do with.

website: www.oldncountry.com

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Faux Library Moves Again – Bigger and Better

At the beginning of last December I had a chance to check out the new Faux Library location and came away with only one response. It’s big. As in more than 90,000 square feet big.

Needless to say Marc Meyer, the founder and habitual collector of all things Faux Library, is excited (on top of still having and adding to the largest collection of fake books on both sides of the Mississippi). I can only assume Mandy is excited too! 😜

The move will be done over the coming months, planned from January – March. During this transition both their old location on the Case loop and their new location will be open at the same time.

Looking for a specific piece? Throw them a call to make sure you are headed to the right location.

Where is the new location, you ask?
11501 Hart St,
North Hollywood, CA, 91605

When you have a chance go congratulate Faux and check out their new space. Did I mention it was big

Faux Library address before this move was on the case loop:

7100 Case Avenue, N Hollywood, CA, 91605

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Psst! Modern Props has Relocated to San Fernando!

EDIT – Since this posting Modern Props has moved to their new address:
972 Griswold Ave
San Fernando, CA 91340


Well wouldn’t you know, after 20 years Modern Props is moving! We’ve heard through the grapevine that a major player in the prop house circle is picking up their inventory and moving to a new location.


Q: Where are they moving to?

A: They are moving to the city of San Fernando off the 118. The address will be announced later when the move is complete.


Q: Now the important information, are they holding on to their entire inventory?

A: Yes! The new location will have just as much space for all of those gizmos, gadgets, artwork and more that you’ve come to know and love.


Q: If they are moving now, when will they be up and running again?

A: They are not closing during the move. There will, undoubtedly, be some downtime (they ARE moving an entire prop house). The move begins February 1st, will take a couple months and there will be limited access to all inventory. You can be sure they will do their best to minimize the disruption of business.

Website: www.modernprops.com

[Hot] Dog Days at Warner Bros – A Tasty Surprise on the Lot

IMG_5747Today we hit the lotto. While visiting Victor over at the Warner Bros. Drapery, Upholstery & Flooring Robert and Amy were serving up dogs and burgers to their crews and the many decorators who arrived for their end of summer bash.IMG_0857

I got to visit with Tara from Hollywood Studio Gallery and Set Decorating fame and other friends while Bryce was put to work serving up Root Beer Floats.IMG_5746

Thanks for the yummy lunch (and the sugar overload from the root beer floats)!

 

Ruby’s Road Trip Visits: Bridge Furniture & Props ATL

Another place I wanted to swing by was Bridge Furniture & Props in Atlanta. Matt has been expanding to multiple states over the last couple of years and I was interested to see what they had going on here.
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Claire Foley (the Atlanta location of Bridge’s manager) showed us around. Their same genre of art and contemporary furniture is also a part of the collection over in Atlanta.
IMG_4509Lighting, furniture, and more abound!
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IMG_4506If you are in Atlanta, you will not regret swinging by Bridge Furniture & Props. They’ve got a great collection that won’t need to be shipped (of course they have collections in 3 states, so shipping isn’t out of the question either).
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SDSA GMM – October General Membership Meeting @ Dapper Cadaver

IMG_0230As many know, if you need something macabre, sci-fi, or just plain creepy Dapper Cadaver can get it in your hands, they even fabricated with a quick turnaround!

Last Thursday they were kind enough to open their doors for another Set Decorators Society of America general membership meeting. Many of the regular things were discussed about events coming up and money raising goals but there was an emphasis on the SDSA’s involvement in the upcoming WestEdge Design Fair.IMG_0216

Some of the best moments at the meeting were comparing the costumes (as it was encouraged for all attendees to come in costume) some of which were absolutely outstanding.

IMG_0237Getting everyone under the roof for the meeting also allowed newcomers and regulars to see how Dapper Cadaver expanded their inventory to more than just the dead and post-dead. Creatures & Cultures, the newest addition to the Dapper Cadaver family, has loads of taxidermy, Egyptian artifacts, and much more (including a good collection of dinosaur skeletons and bones)!

Many thanks to Eileen and BJ for hosting a very fun soiree, and I look forward to seeing what else may be in store for their… well store.

Websites: www.dappercadaver.com & www.creaturesandcultures.com

SDSA GMM – August General Membership Meeting @ Warner Bros. Property

WB #1 8-20-15It is always nice to be reminded of what is located at Warner Bro. Property, and even more exciting to see what’s new. Robert Greenfield is always keeping the inventory fresh while holding on to the classics, a rare but important talent that is needed for any prop house.

Of course it is also nice to have some delicious grub and conversation with the current membership of the Set Decorators’ Society of America and their business members.

WB #2 8-20-15Walking around I noticed the presidential furniture has it’s own little dedicated space now (watched over by some Mr. Smiths from The Matrix), the chandelier room still has a large variety to choose from, and downstairs The Collection awaits it’s next use. I wish I had thought to take a photo of the giraffe legs sticking in from the ceiling down there though. That one caught me by surprise.

The meeting, post-schmoozing of course, went without a hitch. During a few words from Shirley Stark, Ralph of Hollywood Studio Gallery, and Robert Greenfield the raffle winners were announced, many of them donated by LCW Props. Bryce actually won a bottle of Tito’s vodka (that I assume will be shared with the office) from Lennie Marvin’s Prop Heaven.

All in all it was a great meeting, with a very large turnout (and very delicious desserts)!

Website: www.wbpropertydept.com

Air Hollywood – Just Plane Everything


Air Hollywood‘s 60,000-plus sq. ft. studio houses mock-ups of airline cabins with economy and first class rows, cockpit and lavatory—all fully dressed and camera-ready, allowing you to shoot interiors free of airport security issues. The aviation-themed studio also has a turbulence platform and an airport terminal stage. Props & set dressing are available for rent, and set design & fabrication services are provided for a fee.

Air Hollywood has several great programs beyond its production services. The studio partners with the nonprofit Open Sky for Autism to help the autistic adventurers and their family members acclimate to air travel, allowing everyone to prepare for and enjoy the travel experience.

The K9 Flight School training acclimates your service dog and furry companion to the busy and crowded airport environment, TSA check points, narrow aisles, airplane takeoff and landing, and airplane turbulence. The school will also certify your dog, making your airline arrangements and trip a lot easier.

Air Hollywood also has The Pan Am Experience. If you’re too young to remember the days of Pan American Airlines, think Catch Me If You Can or the TV series Pan Am. It’s a Pan Am museum/dinner theater experience that transports you back to the golden era of air travel.

Website: www.airhollywood.com