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.

Last Minute Valentines Idea Over at RC Vintage!

RC Heart bed

It happens to the best of us. February crept up like the calories from a box of chocolates and bit you in the butt. Now it’s Valentines Day.

Well if you are looking for a heart-shaped bed with a heart-shaped backboard, all ‘tastefully’ colored in different shades of pink and doilied up the wazoo, then I have what you are looking for.

When I swung by RC Vintage not too long ago I found this… eccentric piece of bedroom furniture.

Please spare me the details though.

Website: www.rcvintage.com

New Lighting, Again!

RC Vintage is seemingly always collecting more types of lighting.

The retro themed prop house owner Willy has always had a knack for finding unique items (as all prop house owners are oft to). Recently he has been collecting all kinds of unique lighting and lighting fixtures.

Here are just some of the most recent additions:

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Alley Cats Scores Some New Items!

Alley Cats Studio Rentals, known for their outdoor rentals and business dressing (such as Video/Music Store Dressing, Auto Shop Dressing, and Produce Dressing) has expanded with more items.

Z-3They recently acquire items to stock a Cell Phone Provider shop, including some of the latest Samsung devices. They won’t make phone calls of course, but that doesn’t stop them from looking like the real deal!

2Q==-3Another new addition is their retro outdoor scoreboard for baseball. So now, on top of your regular street dressing, theatre dressing, nautical items, and construction items, don’t forget to check out some of the newer items always rolling in!

Website: www.alleycatsprops.com

Alley Cats Studio Rentals

index-1index-2Alley Cats Studio Rentals has finally jumped out of the metaphorical “Alley” and into the busy “Street” of the internet.

After many years of having a page dedicated to Alley Cats on the RC Vintage page, they now have their very own web page!

2Q==-15Now, before swinging by, you can get a solid grip of their inventory by browsing well indexed pages, from dumpsters and trash cans, playground and benches, to even prison, nautical dressing, and DVD racks!

Alley Cats has a great inventory perfect for outdoor dressing, so click on by their website swing by their warehouse!

Website: www.alleycatsprops.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

Finding the Perfect Chair

Every room needs at least one chair (often more of course), and every chair has it’s own personality. On top of that, it can sometimes be pretty difficult to find chairs with “personalities” that work well with each other too.

It’s important to look at designs over the years; Victorian, Mid-Century Modern, to actual Modern. For furniture to work well together there is no requirement for what decade they came from. Maybe you are looking for some fun furniture or perhaps it needs to be extremely serious.

Here are a couple of different inventories I’ve gleaned over that may inspire you:

(1) Modern Props has some great chairs, everything from Rococo style to Contemporary Club Chairs

(2) RC Vintage has that wonderful Retro look, including Bar Stools, Glider Benches, and even Folding Chairs.

(3) Modernica has a large assortment of many kinds of Chairs. Dining Chairs, Swan Chairs, Barcelona Chairs, and a great line of Fiberglass Shell Chairs.

Design, structure, color and fabric all take a part in becoming that perfect chair for that photo shoot, commercial, or scene.

Website: www.modernprops.com
Website: www.modernicaprops.com
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