Special Effects Unlimited – Completed Move to the Valley

Moving can be a pain but when that move puts you closer to “the action” it’s not a bad thing. Special Effects Unlimited has moved from their location “in the heart of Hollywood” into convenient Sun Valley to continue practicing the art of physical effects since 1962.. They are just as ready to blow you […]

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IDF Studio Scenery Relocation After Fire

After a fire at IDF Studio Scenery burned down their building on Lankershim late Friday night, November 1st, our first thoughts after hearing everyone was safe. Once we were assured people were not harmed our thoughts immediately led to wonder where they would move. According to Jane and Michael, they are still open and available […]

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Modern Props Auction – Prop House De-Acquisition 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 […]

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Dapper Cadaver Yard Sale

Have you ever found yourself in a bind because you don’t have a rubber baseball bat, an engraved voodoo skull, a dragon skull, a decorative bird cage, a dead chupacabra, and some clinical supplies including but not limited to an embalming station and inexplicably need them? Well shoot you are in luck because Dapper Cadaver, […]

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New & Used Appliances Up for Grabs – Kimos Appliance’s Downsizing Sale

Located in Van Nuys, Kimos Appliance has always been a great spot to nab new and used appliances. From refrigerators and ovens to washers and dryers (not to mention commercial freezers, dishwashers and more) they’ve usually got something you can work with. As they aim to use up less space they need to get rid […]

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McGinty’s Gallery at the End of the World Major Sale

The estate sale company McGinty’s is selling off a big chunk of their inventory and we all get to benefit from that. The sale begins today (August 8th) but continues through Saturday August 10th, increasing from 30% off on Friday to 60% off on Saturday. Their inventory is a revolving door of interesting smalls, all […]

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Los Angeles Prop House Community Says Farewell to Christine Bush Selover at Descanso Gardens Last Sunday

When Dan Selover opened Air Designs in 2000 to be a full time Prop House in Pacoima he convinced his wife Christine to leave Independent Studio Services to handle the accounting for the company. It wouldn’t be very long until their two sons, Blake and Bevan, joined to make the business a family affair. Known […]

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Finding Myth & Meaning in Our Personal Stories – Enchanted Studio Props Hosts Talk by Artist Sarah Stone

How does one navigate a dream’s symbolism and personal, internal mythologies? Artist Sarah Stone will address these questions and more this coming July 31st at Enchanted Studio Props alongside their always growing and commendably variable art collection for rent to the film and television industries. In her talk, Sarah will discuss the intuitive imagination that […]

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Two of the Largest Prop Houses in San Francisco Auctioning 90% of Inventory

Due to the loss of their lease two major bay area prop houses are auctioning off 90% of their inventories this weekend (May 17-19) and next weekend (May 24-16). Acme Scenery and The Prop House, two scenery and prop companies that have swallowed up much of the set dressing industry in the Greater San Francisco […]

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PSW Expands with New Showroom in Van Nuys

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 […]

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