Prop Houses Open This Coming July 5th (2019)

It’s that time of year again where everyone gets together, grills hot dogs, and tries to blow everything up but their hands.

This year July 4th falls on an awkward day, Thursday. That means some people, with their hands hopefully completely still intact, have to get back on the production wagon the Friday after festivities.

As is our custom we’ve asked so you don’t have to. So without further ado (and even fewer explosion jokes related to limb safety) here is our list of prop houses who will have their doors open for you this Friday, July 5th:

Advanced Liquidators
AIR Designs
Alley Cats Studio Rentals
Alpha Companies
Angelus Medical & Optical Co., Inc.
Athletic Room
Faux Library
Green Set (pickups only, office closed)
Hand Prop Room
History for Hire
Independent Studio Services
Inter Video
Lennie Marvin (Prop Heaven)
Little Bohemia Rentals
Modern Props
Modernica Props
NEST Studio Rentals
Ob-jects
Omega/Cinema Props
RC Vintage
Sony Prop House (Off Lot)
Surface Library, The
Target Props LLC
U-Frame It Gallery
Warner Bros Property

Hours subject to change. This is a guide based on information collected. Sometimes people change their minds.

**Last Updated 07/01/19 @ 12:49 pm
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License to Find: A Debbies Book Tale Press Release

Production on License to Find: A Debbies Book Tale will begin in June with Alan Smithee directing Faye Kinget as the lead of the film. Direct to Ree Productions and Relatively Media have reached an agreement with Alsoran Studios to partner on the worldwide streaming release of the film.

Directory lead and relations manager Debbie (Faye Kinget) has been searching her whole life for a rumored prop dating back to the creation of the color television. Joining an expedition led by fellow directory lead and Debbies Book CEO Lulu Payne (Sue Dunham), Debbie finds a locked warehouse in Mid-City that contains a clue linking the prop to a popular television series that was recently cancelled. But when Lulu is distracted by a squirrel to chase, Debbie has to race to get to the prop house on her own before production finalizes their budget.

Faye Kinget will be playing the role of Debbie alongside Sue Dunham as Lulu Payne and a brief appearance by Joe King as Bryce. Director Alan Smithee (The Birds II: Land’s End, Hellraiser: Bloodline) will direct from an original screenplay by Golden Sticker Recipient (The Land Before Time: Rain of Fire) Gogh Withet with production set to begin on June 25, 2019. Relatively Media will release the film theatrically in the US on November 21, 2020 through its new joint venture for domestic theatrical distribution with Annakarenina Pictures, and Alsoran Studios will release streaming internationally commencing with an earlier release in Bulgaria on November 7, 2020.

Producers Cart Befferörs and Pat Kallinkettle-Black commented, “We are delighted to announce the first installment of the Debbies Book franchise. We will begin shooting at whatever studio is cheapest in June.”

“Under the leadership of Cart and Pat, we couldn’t be more thrilled to bring the first Debbies Book adventure in propping to the big screen uniting the incomparable Faye Kinget with the extraordinary vision of Alan Smithee,” said Relatively Media’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, Candice B. Fureal. Relatively Media’s President, Motion Picture Division Shirley Knot added, “It has been 16 years since the cult classic Debbies Book: Listing Away was distributed by Relatively Media and it’s incredibly gratifying to be releasing this film alongside the powerhouse team at Alsoran Studios.”

Presidents Day Holiday Hours – 2019

While some people will be enjoying a three day weekend, others are working hard to make sure you get the props and related services you need even when the post office is closed.

We’ve made our calls so you don’t have to. Check out the list of prop houses open this coming presidents day!

Advanced Liquidators
Aero Mock-Ups
Air Hollywood
Angelus Medical & Optical Co
Athletic Room
Bridge Furniture & Props
Dapper Cadaver
EC Prop Rentals
Faux Library
FormDecor
Hollywood Cinema Arts
Jackson Shrub Supply
LCW Props
Little Bohemia Rentals
Modernica Props
Premiere Props
Prop Services West
Sandy Rose Floral
Surface Library
Target Props, LLC
U-Frame It Gallery
ZG04 Decor

Hours subject to change. This is a guide based on information collected. Sometimes people change their minds.

**Last Updated 02/15/19 @14:55
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press@debbiesbook.com | (626) 797-7699

December Prop House Holiday Hours – 2018 Edition

As we finish off Hanukkah and head towards the rest of the Winter holidays figuring out who’s open and who’s not is a little bumpy this time. Christmas and New Years both conveniently land on a Tuesday leaving much up in the air.

FriMonTueWedThuFriMonTueWed
12/2112/2412/2512/2612/2712/2812/3101/0101/02

Thank goodness Debbies Book stepped in to check it out. For the most part everyone is open the Friday before the first holiday week (there are a couple exceptions) and then after that the only uniform schedule is that everyone is closed December 25th and January 1st.

The dates listed are when prop houses have told us they are open. If a prop house listed is on your list to visit, call ahead to make sure they don’t close early on the 21, 24, 25, 28, and 31 the day of.

Are we missing something? See an error in our schedule? Even though we are infallible sometimes things slip through the cracks. Let us know and we will get it updated ASAP!


Prop HouseOpen
A-1 Medical Integration12/21, 01/02
Advanced Liquidators12/21, 12/26-28, 01/02
Aero Mock-Ups12/21, 01/02
AIR Designs12/21, 01/02
Air Hollywood12/21, 12/26-28, 01/02
Alley Cats Studio Rentals12/21, 12/24, 12/26-28, 12/31, 01/02
Alpha Companies12/21, 12/26-28, 01/02
Angelus Medical & Optical Co., Inc.12/21, 12/24, 12/26-28, 12/31, 01/02
Artery Props12/21, 01/02
Athletic Room12/21, 12/26-28, 01/02
Auditorium, The12/21, 01/02
Bridge Furniture & Props12/21, 12/26-28, 12/31, 01/02
Dapper Cadaver12/21, 01/02
EC Prop Rentals12/21, 01/02
Faux Library12/21, 12/26-28, 01/02
FormDecor12/26-28, 01/02
Green Set12/21, 01/02
Hand Prop Room12/21, 01/02
History for Hire12/21, 01/02
Hollywood Cinema Arts12/21, 01/02
Hollywood Studio Gallery12/21, 01/02
Independent Studio Services12/21, 01/02
Inter Video12/21, 12/26-28, 01/02
Jackson Shrub Supply12/21, 12/27-28, 01/02
LCW Props12/21, 01/02
Lennie Marvin (Prop Heaven)12/21, 01/02
Little Bohemia Rentals12/21, 12/26-28, 01/02
Modern Props12/21, 01/02
Modernica Props12/21, 12/26-28, 01/02
NEST Studio Rentals12/21, 01/02
Ob-jects12/21, 12/26-28, 01/02
Omega/Cinema Props12/21, 12/26-28, 01/02
Picture Start PropsBy Appointment
Premiere Props01/02
Prop Services West12/21, 12/26-28, 01/02
RC Vintage12/21, 12/24, 12/26-28, 12/31, 01/02
Sandy Rose Floral
12/21, 01/02
Sony Prop House (Off Lot)12/21, 01/02
Surface Library, The12/21, 12/26-28, 01/02
U-Frame It Gallery12/21, 12/24, 12/26-28, 01/02
Universal Studios Property12/21, 01/02
Warner Bros Property12/21, 12/24, 12/26-28, 12/31, 01/02
ZG04 Decor12/21, 01/02

Hours subject to change. This is a guide based on information collected. Sometimes people change their minds.

Most prop houses close early the day before holidays and holiday weekends. You will have to call ahead for special hours.

Last Updated: 12/18 @ 03:41pm

Happy Thanksgiving from Debbies Book – 2018

Everyone at Debbies Book would like to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to everyone, yes even the runners. Just like most prop houses, we will be closed for the rest of the week.

May you have so much food to eat that you gobble gobble until you can only wobble wobble!

Debbies Book CEO Subpoenaed by Mueller’s Team

Ruby Payne at a political fundraising event in March 2017.

Los Angeles – The FBI this week detained and questioned Ruby Payne, CEO of Debbies Book – a valuable resource for finding props, especially in the Greater Los Angeles area.

Payne issued a written statement saying she was detained by the FBI on Sunday after she arrived at a dog park on her way home from a walk. Federal investigators took her cell phone and purse, then questioned her about where to find sci-fi and futuristic items as well as western themed props. Debbies Book is known for helping people find these kinds of items and more for film and television. Ruby says she was then served a subpoena before being released to appear before Muellers nephews birthday event coordinators, which she is expected to do next month. The birthday party itself will occur in May.

“The questions got more detailed about the types of items they were looking for (which they were hoping would be free or at least cheap since the birthday was a non-union “low-budg” affair); what prop houses carry what items; whom I knew and how well – they had a long wishlist of items,” Payne said. “They seemed to then focus more attention on larger scale event rentals (of whom I have plenty of recommendations too); multiples of cabanas and steampunk themed event chairs. Then they brought up something about Russians, which I knew nothing about.”

She said she was asked specifically if she had visited all of the larger resources in her database, verifying the inventories of these so-called prop houses. She had, she said. Payne’s statement shines a spotlight into the workings of Mueller’s nephews birthday party, of which the public up until now knew very little about.

The birthday event council declined to comment.

Debbies Book has long been a resource for finding props and services for the film and television industries, not just for the nephews of special investigation teams formed by the FBI.

Happy Holidays from Debbies Book (2017)

From everyone over at Debbies Book, we wish you a happy holidays and a fantastic New Year!

The office will be closed down until January 2nd, at which point we will be hunkered down to make sure the 2018 book is ready for everyone.

Debbies Book Announces New ‘Left in the Dust’ Campaign

LOS ANGELES – April 1, 2017 – Debbies Book, Inc. today announced the all-new Debbies Book campaign ‘Left in the Dust’, bringing a revolutionary experience to those with non-dominant right hands. The campaign includes an updated printed book experience which will let you choose what hand you hold the book in as well as which hand can turn the pages. The new book also features inspirational quotes to the reader such as, “Everyone else may think they’re right, but you’re left with the real answers.”

The new Debbies Book App (available here) also dramatically simplifies how you select, scroll and navigate through your favorite prop related categories while your device is being held in the left hand.

“There has been so much innovation in the entertainment and event rental industries, we want to bring that same excitement and access to Lefties,” said Ruby Payne, Debbies Book’s C.E.O. and board chairman. “Righties have had their hands in everything prop since the first rent-able wooden club to the latest futuristic alien flight consoles that you see in some prop houses.”

The move to include Lefties isn’t entirely selfless, however. Adding accessibility to Lefties will also expand the reach of Debbies Book by almost 10%. “I understand that when one hand washes the other success can often be achieved more easily. I just wonder how the dynamic of the Entertainment and Event Industries will be affected by allowing access to that many more people,” says George P. Hagopian, founder of the organization Right’s Rights for Right Now. “I haven’t actually worked in the entertainment industry at all. I just think adapting your platform to only access 10% more people seems a little heavy-handed.”

Pricing & Availability
As has always been the case, the website and apps for Debbies Book, Inc will be accessible to everyone for free. A downloadable version of the printed book is also available for free from their website at their Get the Book page. The actual book itself is still listed on Amazon for $40. As part of the ‘Left in the Dust’ campaign, 10% of the proceeds made from the revamped ambidextrous printed edition of Debbies Book will be given to Hands Over Fists, a nonprofit that funds outreach activities that promote public awareness and normalization of those born with a right hand that is less dominant than their left.

Created in 1978, Debbies Book is the respected art department resource for the niche industries of both entertainment and event creative professionals. Many of the listed companies are owned by individuals who can’t bring themselves to ever have a garage sale and therefore have an absurd amount of items available for rent.