Pulp Fiction – the Pawn Shop

When I first started researching filming locations I’d like to see, my all time favorite film Pulp Fiction rose to the top of the list.  To my shock and horror, many (if not most) of the respective filming locations have been demolished.  Worst of all, the café where the film begins and ends is now an Auto Zone.  Nonetheless, we can all still visit the infamous pawn shop where Butch Coolidge and Marcellus Wallace’s brawl takes quite an unfortunate turn.

Within the friendly confines of the San Fernando Valley, you can visit The Crown Pawn Shop where Tarantino and company filmed in 1993.  While the inside looks fairly similar to the film, Sam the owner is a very stern fellow and will forbid you from taking pictures inside (do I know a worse defeat?).  I was quite shocked to find that the pawn shop was set in a strip mall, and not right on the road like I envisioned from the film.  Also of note- there is NOT  a basement, and I am deducing that the particular ‘gimp scene’ was filmed on a set.  Dammit.

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