All the major studios in the 1940's and 1950's used R. L. Grosh & Sons sets. 20th Century Fox made numerous musicals in the 1930's and 1940's, and you will see at least one, if not more, Grosh sets in these musicals. Part of their prestigious clientele is Walt Disney, a relationship that began with the first Disneyland in Anaheim. Grosh provided extensive equipment and products for many of the attractions in Anaheim, and at Walt Disney's "EPCOT" CENTER in Orlando.
The use of more elaborate properties and effects required special riggings and hardware to facilitate the production's needs. Dynamically changing sets were technically challenging. Grosh & Sons were pioneers in contemporary theatrical rigging. This led to the innovation of hardware products still in use today throughout the world. A sample of the technical services invented includes the design and fabrication of curved and straight drapery track, contour drapery rigging, motion picture screen frames (including disappearing screens), screen masking rigging, motorized revolving stages, acoustical treatment, lighting ladders, and counterweight systems.
Hollywood has always been a part of the magic of live theater and dance. With the excitement of the flourishing film and stage industries in America, R. L. Grosh & Sons Scenic Studio was in high demand. Over the years, Grosh has expanded and contributed to the industry in numerous ways. The West Coast's forerunner in the rental business is Grosh Scenic Rentals. Today, it continues to work with all forms of live theater, ballet and dance, conventions, and has growing requests to outfit party, theme and event planners.
Today the business is operated by Robert Lindoerfer, the son-in-law of one of the founder's sons, Jack Grosh. Still offering the finest selection of backdrops and draperies in the industry, Grosh Scenic Rentals continues to supply perfect solutions for today's customer, whether they are directors, set designers, or a first-time production person with a high school or dance company.
More than just a place and a period indicator, today's backdrop sets the stage for a performance with a visual environment to enhance the production. Some of the greatest shows on earth have been designed and produced in Hollywood. Many of those shows in some way have a connection with Grosh Scenic Rentals. The essence of theater, dance and show production is that it is a collaborative effort with many duties, most requiring expert precision and skills of many individuals. It is teamwork.
Grosh Scenic Rentals has always provided its customers with team players-knowledgeable sales consultants ready to assist you (whether you are new to designing your scene or a veteran) combined with a dependable warehouse unit to get the products to your location. We bring Hollywood to you.
We have special discounts available if your needs include shorter or extended rental periods. Grosh Scenic Rentals has a discount program for early bookings, to find out the exact cost please ask our backdrop consultants at 1-877-363-7998. Grosh Scenic Rentals does not charge for the time that your order is in transit via the courier to and from you.