Photographs by Dennis McGrath.
Super Labo, 2011. 30 pp., 26 black & white illustrations, 8x10".
A theatrical property, commonly referred to as a prop, is any object held or used on stage by an actor for use in furthering the plot or story line of a theatrical production. Smaller props are referred to as 'hand props'. Larger props may also be set decoration, such as a chair or table. The difference between a set decoration and a prop is use. If the item is not touched by a performer for any reason it is simply a set decoration. If it is touched by the actor in accordance to script requirements or as deemed by the director, it is a prop.
From 2004-2007 I photographed behind the scenes on various xxx-adult movie sets in and around Los Angeles, Ca. One of the things i was most intrigued and amused by were the various 'props' that would be laying around a location.