Video Archives

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Video Archives
Industry Video rentals, retail
Fate Closed
Founder Lance Lawson
Dennis Humbert
Headquarters Manhattan Beach, California, United States
Products VHS tape rental, DVD rental

Video Archives was a video rental store located in Manhattan Beach, California and later moved to Hermosa Beach, California, owned and managed by Lance Lawson and Dennis Humbert.[1]

Director Quentin Tarantino worked there[2][3][4][5][6] along with documentary filmmaker Daniel Snyder[7] and Roger Avary, the writer, director, and producer with whom Tarantino shared an Academy Award for the Pulp Fiction screenplay. [8] [9]

The store was also frequented by screenwriters Josh Olson (A History of Violence), Jeff Maguire (In the Line of Fire), John Langley (the creator of COPS), and Danny Strong (The Butler, Recount).


  1. ^ Los Angeles Times
  2. ^ NBC News
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  4. ^ The New Yorker
  5. ^ The New York Times
  6. ^ Variety
  7. ^ Fernandez, Jay A. (July 18, 2007). "Producers, writers face huge chasm". Los Angeles Times. 
  8. ^ "Roger Avary - The Quentin Tarantino Archives". 2008-05-11. Retrieved 2015-11-22. 
  9. ^ "Pulp Fiction Awards". Retrieved 2015-11-22. 

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