A while ago, as a present I received a decorative china powder dish from the set of "The Golden Girls." I kept an eye out for it every time I watched the show, but never spotted it. It is possible that it's from backstage or some other not-on-camera area, but I thought I'd see whether any other "Golden Girls" fanatics might recognize it or keep an eye out for it in the background of the show. [more inside]
I am starting a blog which will feature photographs taken by my boyfriend and myself. He is a professional video cameraman and also an excellent photographer but neither of us are stylists. Can you help with some prop and set up ideas? [more inside]
I'm going through some boxes of old books I had in storage and came across this one, which isn't what it seems. I suspect it was created as a prop fro a play, but I can't think of a play I worked on, or have read that features this book. What play might have used this book prop?
We're doing a show that requires a character to write on a laminate surface every night with what is supposed to be lipstick and are looking for some work-arounds to deal with expense and time. [more inside]
I'm trying to make a prop for a show. The basic idea is a dowel rod-cum-sword that swivels 360 degrees. [more inside]
I'm looking for major theatrical plays, set no later than 1950, that feature a lamp, flashlight, or other luminous prop as important to the story. If possible, please summarize the prop's usage including where in the story the prop is used. Thanks in advance!
What would you call a telescopic rod that would help to hold up a shelf above a desk? [more inside]
I'm a web developer in Toronto who is currently operating as a sole proprietor. A prospective new client would really like to hire me for a major new project, but they can only deal with incorporated companies and cannot hire a sole prop. I'm looking for advice on incorporating from a) people in Canada and especially Ontario, but also from b) anyone who has any relevant advice about the experience of becoming an Inc., even if you are not Canadian. Yes, I will be engaging an accountant or lawyer for specific advice if I do decide to move forward, so I'm not worried that some specific advice may not be appropriate for my jurisdiction: I'm just trying to get a broad picture of what it's like (and some recommendations for lawyers/accountants). [more inside]
Straight razor question - would a leather belt be an acceptable strop? This is a question for a play I am working on. [more inside]
I need recommendations for an e-cigarette to use as a prop. Details inside. [more inside]
Turning a cigarillo into a costume prop. [more inside]
GiantSphereFilter: Help needed creating a 4 foot wide tennis ball. Details inside [more inside]
How can I fake the tools of the 1930/40s paparazzi trade? You know what I mean, those wonderful speed cameras with the huge flashes. Assuming I can come up with some kind of land or speed camera, all I need is the flash. But flashbulbs are expensive, and vintage flash equipment is hard to come by - thanks, Star Wars fans! So might it be possible to build my own WeeGee-esque flash gun? Perhaps the body could be steel or copper tubing, plus a scavenged reflector of some sort. Where I'm stuck is the flash itself and the means of making it pop. [more inside]
Where did this large turtlish head come from? Which movie, television series, or commercial spawned this wise old creature? [more inside]
Identification filter. In the bottom of the photo inside, is a small container that I'm trying to identify. (warning, geek alert!) [more inside]
How do I make a prop electric guitar? [more inside]
I need a seriously gigantic novelty toothbrush. [more inside]
Where can I rent or borrow a good-sized hourglass in Southern California? [more inside]
Is there a way I can find out what shirt a character in a movie was wearing and where I can get it? [more inside]
Does anyone know of a website that offers decent to high quality downloads for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004? [more inside]
Help me fulfill my nerdly destiny and make my lantern into a decent Golden Age Green Lantern prop. [more inside]
I have been tasked with finding a dental exam chair for use on stage. It must have arms and a tray attached. [more inside]
Where can I find old dial telephones like these? They don't need to work at all (play props for The Front Page) and they need to be really cheap (~$20).