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Geez, Another One Bites The Dust.

Just heard about this tonight – 20th Century Props is closing its doors forever.  They are auctioning off their massive inventory at the end of July.  There will be things up for sale from Batman, Titanic, Terminator 3, The Aviator, and many more.  This is just sickening.  In the article (below), owner Harvey Schwartz talks about some of the hardships his business has endured.  It’s so sad that another of our stalwart businesses crumbles, one more victim of our ulcer-inducing economy and the long, drawn-out death of the SAG strike.  This prop house, like Odds Costumes in New York, shouldn’t be closing.  It’s shameful.

ARTICLE HERE

–KMB

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