Welcome to Vintage Los Angeles

Recently featured in West Hollywood magazine and Los Angeles magazine, Alison Martino is a Los Angeles-based television producer, columnist for “Los Angeles Magazine” and lifelong resident of the city. Alison’s current social media reach is over 800 thousand and growing. She has recently appeared on the nationally syndicated show, “The Insider” and has also produced television shows for Bravo, TVLAND, A&E, VH1, Lifetime, Ryan Seacrest Productions. She spent five years at E! Entertainment Television producing the classic cult series  “Mysteries & Scandals”, a Hollywood Babylon-esque show which focused on the flip side of fame.  During her time at E! and TV LAND she interviewed movie star legends and pop culture icons such as Dennis Hopper, Jack Lemmon, Cliff Robertson, Steve Allen, Phyllis Diller, Betty White, Janet Leigh, Glen Campbell, Nancy Sinatra, Valerie Harper, The Smother’s Brothers, Casey Kasem, Roger Corman, Roseanne Barr, Bryan Cranston and the cast of “Dukes of Hazzard” and now Alison has teamed up with the Ebersole Hughes company to create VLA web TV!

Alison promoted the 2013 Warner Brothers film “Gangster Squad” by allowing the production to use her vintage Los Angeles memorabilia, and also has generated a ton of buzz for the new Tower Records documentary directed by Colin Hanks. Alison’s latest endeavor is Dan Tana’s, a West Hollywood Italian eatery popular with celebrities and local since 1964. Her passion for this historic restaurant landed her a full-time position promoting it’s 51 years in business.

Martino’s affection for old Hollywood and her hometown’s architecture has also led her to create the wildly popular Vintage Los Angeles — an ever growing photo-centric Facebook page dedicated to highlighting L.A.’s physical transformation during the 20th Century. Alison has been featured recently on ABC’s “EYE ON LA” , The Travel Channel, NPR Radio, The Huffington Post and various other publications and popular websites. Vintage Los Angeles not only focuses on sharing photos, but also on creating an active online community. Martino’s zeal for history and penchant for collecting has resulted in a vast collection of restaurant memorabilia, photographs, postcards, and matchbooks.


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‘West Hollywood’ magazine feature

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Martino not only advocates for preservation, but also points out what L.A. still has to offer, whether it’s bringing back the original Chasen’s Chili, saving vintage signs on Sunset Strip or the original caricatures on the walls of The Palm Restaurant.

Vintage Los Angeles is a labor of love. It is a daily celebration which draws people from all over the world. It’s the next best thing to a time machine. VLA is also a resource.  Alison has a passion for journalism and is currently a featured columnist for Los Angeles Magazine.  If you are looking for informative materials, publicity or wish to hire Alison, you may contact her on the “Contact” page.

What’s Happening with VLA?

  • In honor of the 60th anniversary of the LA institution “La Scalia”, Alison was asked to coordinate an event to celebrate this monumental milestone. Click here to see photos from this epic night!
  • Alison was recently featured on the “Eye on LA” episode “Back to the ’80s”, giving her unique perspective of growing up in Los Angeles as teenager. Click here to watch.
  • Click here to read Alison’s latest LA Magazine articles including a feature of LA Scalia’s 60th anniversary as well as an exclusive interview with Nancy Sinatra.
  • Click here to read the recent West Hollywood magazine cover story “Alison Martino: The Guardian of Old Hollywood’s History”.
  • Alison recently made another appearance on KPCC’s “Take Two” with Alex Cohen, this time discussing the defunct boutiques and novelty shops in Los Angeles in the 70s and 80s. Click here to listen.

Welcome to Vintage Los Angeles

Recently featured in West Hollywood magazine, Alison Martino is a Los Angeles-based television producer, columnist for “Los Angeles Magazine” and lifelong resident of the city. Alison’s current social media reach is over 800 thousand and growing. She has recently appeared on the nationally syndicated show, “The Insider” and has also produced television shows for Bravo, TVLAND, A&E, VH1, Lifetime, Ryan Seacrest Productions. She spent five years at E! Entertainment Television producing the classic cult series  “Mysteries & Scandals”, a Hollywood Babylon-esque show which focused on the flip side of fame.  During her time at E! and TV LAND she interviewed movie star legends and pop culture icons such as Dennis Hopper, Jack Lemmon, Cliff Robertson, Steve Allen, Phyllis Diller, Betty White, Janet Leigh, Glen Campbell, Nancy Sinatra, Valerie Harper, The Smother’s Brothers, Casey Kasem, Roger Corman, Roseanne Barr, Bryan Cranston and the cast of “Dukes of Hazzard” and now Alison has teamed up with the Ebersole Hughes company to create VLA web TV!

Alison promoted the 2013 Warner Brothers film “Gangster Squad” by allowing the production to use her vintage Los Angeles memorabilia, and also has generated a ton of buzz for the new Tower Records documentary directed by Colin Hanks. Alison’s latest endeavor is Dan Tana’s, a West Hollywood Italian eatery popular with celebrities and local since 1964. Her passion for this historic restaurant landed her a full-time position promoting it’s 51 years in business.

Martino’s affection for old Hollywood and her hometown’s architecture has also led her to create the wildly popular Vintage Los Angeles — an ever growing photo-centric Facebook page dedicated to highlighting L.A.’s physical transformation during the 20th Century. Alison has been featured recently on ABC’s “EYE ON LA” , The Travel Channel, NPR Radio, The Huffington Post and various other publications and popular websites. Vintage Los Angeles not only focuses on sharing photos, but also on creating an active online community . Martino’s zeal for history and penchant for collecting has resulted in a vast collection of restaurant memorabilia, photographs, postcards, and matchbooks. Martino not only advocates for preservation, but also points out what L.A. still has to offer, whether it’s bringing back the original Chasen’s Chili, saving vintage signs on Sunset Strip or the original caricatures on the walls of The Palm Restaurant..

‘West Hollywood’ magazine feature

Alison Martino's Vintage Los Angeles Alison Martino
Vintage Los Angeles is a labor of love. It is a daily celebration which draws people from all over the world. It’s the next best thing to a time machine. VLA is also a resource.  Alison has a passion for journalism and is currently a featured columnist for Los Angeles Magazine.  If you are looking for informative materials, publicity or wish to hire Alison, you may contact her on the “Contact” page.

What’s Happening with VLA?

  • In honor of the 60th anniversary of the LA institution “La Scalia”, Alison was asked to coordinate an event to celebrate this monumental milestone. Click here to see photos from this epic night!
  • Alison was recently featured on the “Eye on LA” episode “Back to the ’80s”, giving her unique perspective of growing up in Los Angeles as teenager. Click here to watch.
  • Click here to read Alison’s latest LA Magazine articles including a feature of LA Scalia’s 60th anniversary as well as an exclusive interview with Nancy Sinatra.
  • Click here to read the recent West Hollywood magazine cover story “Alison Martino: The Guardian of Old Hollywood’s History”.
  • Alison recently made another appearance on KPCC’s “Take Two” with Alex Cohen, this time discussing the defunct boutiques and novelty shops in Los Angeles in the 70s and 80s. Click here to listen.
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Vintage Los AngelesEveryone I ever knew was still alive when this aired.6 hours ago   ·  12
Vintage Los AngelesSeeing this intro felt like an EVENT!4 hours ago   ·  2
Michele BerryWhy did they stop?5 hours ago
Shannon SmithHell yes...when TV and FILM were so separate in quality and choice that the whole damn fam piled in the wagon weekly to dig movie magic6 hours ago   ·  2
John Westergaard"Let them play! Let them play! Let them play! Let them play!"5 hours ago   ·  1
Kathy CroninLOVED these6 hours ago   ·  3
Jesse VasquezA great time in my youth while eating jiffy popcorn !6 hours ago   ·  5
Rodney ZarateThe good old days of my childhood.5 hours ago   ·  2
Rob JaimesWho can forget these Sunday night masterpieces? youtu.be/zaWuXHMrwXo5 hours ago   ·  3
Robert AndersonWas this before or after ABC Movie of the Week? I think it aired Wednesdays. Daughter of the Mind and Haunts of the Very Rich were a couple of airings.6 hours ago
Roman GheeslingI think what's missing from TV today is the over-the-top pageantry in the hyping of content -- y'know, stuff like this.5 hours ago   ·  1
Mindy SchneiderI felt so grown up watching these. Now I just feel old.6 hours ago   ·  6
Al ArvizuBig deal, you got to watch movies that were horribly cut so even more commercials could be shown.5 hours ago
Casey Dukebad ronald,night slaves,crow haven farm,you'll like my mother,gargoyles.TV movies in the seventies were the best!!3 hours ago   ·  1
Denise de la VauxOh my GOD! You gave me chills with this! I LOVED THESE - and the Sunday night mystery movie - I became obsessed with Columbo. I'm 49 now so I was probably fairly young when these aired but yes, everyone I ever knew and loved was alive when these aired and I obviously have such nostalgia for them. The entire 1970's decade encompassed my childhood - from age 3 to 13 so thanks for a comforting reminder of my childhood.2 hours ago
Glenn AlfonsoI think " Love American Style " came on after this5 hours ago   ·  1
P.l. Forgash"Cues music in my mind" oh MY! Memories :)5 hours ago
John ChandoI forget until now.5 hours ago
Hector AcunaLove it !5 hours ago   ·  1
Robert Stone III heard ABC hired Paramount to do these state of the art titles to give the channel a Las Vegas high quality look.4 hours ago   ·  1
Mindy SchneiderI don't remember if this was ABC, but this was my all-time favorite: www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSgfmQEe0E83 hours ago   ·  2

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Vintage Los AngelesTalk about clashing10 hours ago   ·  3
Shelley Mitchell"Ultra-Modern" Los Angeles!! Impressive indeed, but I will take VINTAGE L.A. any day!!!10 hours ago   ·  2
Gloria SchnyderSorry, will continue the bargains I bought at the May Co.,still wearing a old jacket,maybe thirty years old. Don't want to part with it, maybe one day.9 hours ago
Gary GarfieldI'm NOT a fan of The Peterson's architecture.7 hours ago
Louisa RipponNo no no what were they thinking why not a modern twist on deco9 hours ago
Kathy Stookesberry MulhallI enjoy modern but this just seems out of place...9 hours ago
Greg ClanceyThat new Peterson Museum is as ugly as sin!!10 hours ago
Gloria SchnyderOh the bargains I bought at thrpep9 hours ago
Donna Millerno way9 hours ago
Curt LyonWhat's in the old May Co bldg now?9 hours ago
Sandra HamptonInteresting idea.10 hours ago
Thomas FredetteNo, but they're gonna be awesome!8 hours ago
Rob MillerClassy and trashy!8 hours ago
Jeri Lynn NunchuckNot at all, just weird9 hours ago
Patrick MinikusNot so much !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!6 hours ago
Christopher KomedaTypical LA!9 hours ago
David B. UrovNo but at least the May Co. building was not demolished.6 hours ago   ·  1
Jeffrey YorkMaybe it will be better when all the other buildings are done. Cross your fingers.9 hours ago

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