The Onion's AV Club Visits Memphis Landmarks


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The Onion's AV Club is doing an online travel series called Pop Pilgrims, in which a three-man crew is road-tripping to visit 36 pop culture landmarks around the country and shooting five-minute videos at each destination — one city a week for 12 weeks, three landmark locations in each city. Among the initial stops have been California locations that are featured in films such as Vertigo, The Graduate, and Reservoir Dogs. The crew's visit to Memphis is featured on the site this week. The three Memphis locations featured are:

The Arcade Restaurant, where they visited with Shangri-La Projects' Sherman Wilmott to talk about his experience as a production assistant on Jim Jarmusch's Mystery Train:

Memphis: Arcade Restaurant - Set of Jim Jarmusch's Mystery Train

Ardent Studios, where they talked to owner John Fry and studio manager Jody Stephens about the studio's history.

Sun Studio, where they took in the studio tour, including getting some input from Goner Records' owner Eric Friedl.

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