Fuller's 1959 film took a very different approach from other film noir of the 1950s, and serves as useful text from which to consider changes to the genre and Southern California's
Here's a photographic look back at past Queens, and how their roles have changed over the years.
The place to stock up on canned green tea, buy a genuine futon, burn an hour at the arcade, eat a heaping plateful of Hayashi rice, or gaze upon the finest men's style magazines: L
The traditional Japanese imagery of this public art project tie into Romero's distinct style -- a take on urban folk art that uses bold lines and colors to update the craft.
What does Little Tokyo mean to members of the community?
Perhaps Ramirez has the magic touch -- his stores in Eagle Rock and South Pasadena were at the center of revitalization of the respective neighborhoods.