WHAT WE DO?
We Buy, Sell, Locate, Authenticate, and Appraise "screen-used" original Hollywood movie props, and production-used wardrobe pieces used from popular American films, including supply the Midwestern TV/Film, and Theatre Entertainment markets with production-ready "Breakable" "Smash Props.
U.S. based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
WHAT ARE YOUR NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS?
25/8, 365 days a year (yes, we never close)!
DO YOU HAVE A PHYSICAL STORE LOCATION?
We do not, but securely store inventory in an offsite storage facilities ready to ship on a moment's notice.
COMPANY ORIGINS AND FOUNDER
The Movie House Prop Co., was founded by Treasure Hunting Film Historian, Rob Feeney. A true Hollywood movie buff with a flawless knack for remembering names, and exact dates, Rob's first childhood memory was sitting in a movie theatre with his family watching the 1973 James Bond hit, “Live and Let Die."
This memory not only ignited a passion for Hollywood spy movies, but the overall process of big-budget film production entertainment.
This passion continued eventually evolving into the niche hobby of collecting film-related artifacts, and after acquiring the actual "screen-used" prop-gun used by the villain (aka "General Oursmov") in the 1995 James Bond blockbuster "Goldeneye," it further progressed into the art of searching, recovering, buying, and selling original high-demand movie/music-related items for collectors.
Then, by the summer of 2015, Rob voluntarily lead the strategic PR campaign for the Judy Garland, Children's Discovery Museum's unsolved 2005 Ruby Slippers theft investigation, including their scuba-dive search, and optimistic recovery effort for the iconic missing footwear, later inspiring an anonymous $1,000,000 Reward donation for a full physical recovery.
The effort made top-world news, including a 4 minute opening monologue sketch on Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, and feature coverage on Entertainment Tonight, CNN, Travel Channel, and Good Morning America to name a few, but even with the world's attention, numerous false leads, and fresh information the famous slippers remain at large (for now).
Soon after, and barely surviving a challenging first year, the Movie House Prop Co., experienced explosive growth in mid 2017, and by late 2017, realizing a much-needed midwestern market demand for Breakable "Smash" prop suppliers accommodating the TV, Film, and Theatre industry, became an authorized reseller for NewRuleFX.com.
Rob's earned his place as a respected Entrepreneur, Treasure Hunting Historian, and Artifact Appraiser. He currently resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota with his wife of 11 years, beautiful 10-year-old daughter, 2 cats, and ex-police dog.
Expect a highly anticipated post-theft Ruby Slippers book in 2018!!!