Welcome to Vintage Los Angeles

Alison Martino is a Los Angeles-based television producer, columnist for “Los Angeles Magazine” and lifelong resident of the city.  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!

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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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?

  • Click here to read Alison’s latest LA Magazine article on a Beatles visit to LA in 1964 including never-before-seen photos!
  • VLA TV: Episode 3: AJ Benza, former host of “Mysteries & Scandals”, goes on special assignment to visit one of the greatest vintage Rat Pack style restaurants in the city, La Dolce Vita!! AJ brings us back through the history of one of Frank Sinatra’s favorite spots with owner Allesandro Uzieli. Click here to watch.
  • Alison recently made a second appearance on the nationally syndicated television show, “The Insider”. Click here for details!
  • Alison was also featured in the nationally distributed magazine, “Collector Network“. Click here to see the cover!
  • On March 21, Vintage Los Angeles continued its series of successful screenings at the historic Million Dollar Theater with the movie “Bonnie and Clyde“! Previous VLA screenings include “Earthquake” and “The Godfather”.

Welcome to Vintage Los Angeles

Alison Martino is a Los Angeles-based television producer, columnist for “Los Angeles Magazine” and lifelong resident of the city.  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!

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.. 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?

  • Click here to read Alison’s latest LA Magazine article on a Beatles visit to LA in 1964 including never-before-seen photos!
  • VLA TV: Episode 3: AJ Benza, former host of “Mysteries & Scandals”, goes on special assignment to visit one of the greatest vintage Rat Pack style restaurants in the city, La Dolce Vita!! AJ brings us back through the history of one of Frank Sinatra’s favorite spots with owner Allesandro Uzieli. Click here to watch.
  • Alison recently made a second appearance on the nationally syndicated television show, “The Insider”. Click here for details!
  • Alison was also featured in the nationally distributed magazine, “Collector Network“. Click here to see the cover!
  • On March 21, Vintage Los Angeles continued its series of successful screenings at the historic Million Dollar Theater with the movie “Bonnie and Clyde“! Previous VLA screenings include “Earthquake” and “The Godfather”.
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This past weekend, Turner Classic Movies: TCM showed "Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte" staring Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Joseph Cotten and Agnes Moorehead. My father, (who we miss very much) actually sang the title song to this haunting film. I thought I'd share his music with Vintage Los Angeles. ❤️ ...

Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte was one of Betty Davis's best films. Betty's performance was brilliant in this film from 1965.

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Clifford Scott CarsonNobody sang that song better. Heart wrenching at the end of that film.59 minutes ago   ·  1
Linda EnglishOMG! One of my favourite of all time films. I had no idea your Dad sang the song which is also one of my very favourite. Al Martino..What a Beautiful voice..1 hour ago   ·  2
Vicki George SurgesYour father was fantastic.1 hour ago   ·  3
John BallI saw that and thought of you. 😀1 hour ago   ·  2
Frann AltmanWonderful to have memories of your dad...1 hour ago   ·  3
Jay TaradashWasn't a big fan of the film, but your dad sounded great, including the hiss and crackle of the vinyl recording.2 hours ago   ·  1
Vintage Los AngelesThank you to everyone on this page who alerted me this film was on this evening.2 hours ago   ·  6
Stevi Zee GregaI love this movie, too - it's so creepy and suspenseful. Your father did a wonderful job on the title song, striking just the perfect tone.46 minutes ago
Andreas Elle GillmeisterOne of my fav movies! Never forget this song. Thank you for sharing!2 hours ago   ·  1
Terri SkeochThis movie scared the bejeebers out of me and my sister! Our grandmother took us to see it at the Picwood. She fell asleep and my sister and I spent the rest of the movie crouched behind the seats. :-o2 hours ago   ·  2
Irene ReidThis is my most beloved of movies! I was very young when mom dragged me to the theater to see it...I was entralled with everything-Especially the house and the song - Houmas House <31 hour ago   ·  1
Vivian Ocampo MurphyFabulous just got done watching54 minutes ago   ·  1
Lauren GullionI watched that movie for the first time during this TCM presentation. Loved it! Your dad had a wonderful voice! :)45 minutes ago   ·  1
Radiancy JacksonThanks for sharing... Now I want to watch the movie... I love Bette Davis and this movie must have been really good. Love the theme song!57 minutes ago   ·  1
Sangeeta MorarI just finished watching it! Thanks for sharing...great, fun fact 👍2 hours ago   ·  1
Lisa OdonnellWasn't that the movie where the severed head rolls down the stairs, I remember that scene it scared me 💩less1 hour ago
Greg ClanceyJust watched it. Back in the days when there were still good parts available for great actors over 50.2 hours ago   ·  1
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Another episode of "Vega$" was recorded and got the first few minutes of Eyewitness News before the tape ran out. Top story here was the aftermath of the cra...

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Greg ClanceyThe 70s was the worst decade ever.3 hours ago   ·  1
Kathy Croninloved Christine Lund...2 hours ago   ·  5
Mike NevilleRemember Connie Chung with CBS Los Angeles before Maurie? m.youtube.com/watch?v=g14yDXZgTIg2 hours ago
Vahan NisanianWhen the KABC news was located on Prospect/Talmadge.2 hours ago   ·  1
Isabel Bella Gomez RodriguezI remeber Christin when I use to live in L.A. Always wach the news with her and Jerry. Are they still around ? Anybody know ?34 minutes ago
Casey Dukei loved the seventies!!2 hours ago   ·  6
Roman GheeslingAlthough I was alive then, I was never an Angeleno. I always thought the news scenes in The Howling were just the product of the team making the film.. I guess it turns out they were satirizing Los Angeles news teams and Channel 7 in particular! Dee Wallace's Karen White *is* Christine Lund!21 minutes ago
Robert Stone III think I just saw Ron Burgundy.2 hours ago   ·  4
Eric Buchanan26 year old Susan Lucci, 81/2 years into her remarkable forty year run as Erica Kane on "All My Children"...1 hour ago
Libby ProvinesWowee! I want to watch all those shows again.2 hours ago   ·  1
Christiana SkÿeJust one week before I was born!36 minutes ago
Scotia DravenLove this, thank you!1 hour ago
Phil PolingOh I remember that air crash.1 hour ago
Phil PolingHA - Vegas with Dan Tana...!!!1 hour ago
Marie Di GiuroAttack of the 'stache!!1 hour ago
Ken HallWOW...Harold Greene with a very big mustache!! :-)35 minutes ago
Kevin BeckerI love this, thanks for sharing. Really miss the old style of news...2 hours ago
Tim DoyleThe 70s had great journalism. There is no fifth estate today.1 hour ago
Andrew HaganChristine Lund was the "bubble-headed bleach blond" Don Henley was referring to in "Dirty Laundry." "She can tell you about the plane crash with a gleam in her eye..."2 hours ago   ·  3
Geoff VasileAnyone who complains about LA air safety laws being too stringent should be forced to watch this while tied down with corduroy.1 hour ago
Erica JohnsonThe 3:30 Movie on ABC 😪27 minutes ago
Joe GatesChristine Lund was the co-anchor with Jerry Dunphy (From the desert to the sea...) and she didn't get along very well with him.2 hours ago   ·  2
Walden Laddawan AndrewChristine Lund(stedt) was — at last word — running the general store in Baranof Warm Springs, Alaska … she is one of a handful of year-round town residents.2 hours ago   ·  2
Frankie MontiforteI'd forgotten those 'Close Up' toothpaste commercials were like softcore porn.1 hour ago
Linda SmockI forgot all about the Maxi Lash!! LOL!!2 hours ago

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Alison Martino Los Angeles Magazine Articles
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The July 2014 issue of Los Angeles Magazine was a special collectors edition dedicated entirely to the 1980s and its impact on LA culture and lifestyle. Alison presented interviews and articles on Belinda Carlisle of the Go Go’s, artist, Ed Ruscha, The Rainbow Bar and Grill, and a two page spread on Melrose in its heyday. Click the below images to read Alison’s articles.

Finding the Beat with the Go-Gos by Alison Martino

The Mystique of Melrose Avenue by Alison Martino

Mötley Crüe Was Here by Alison Martino

Ed Ruscha and 1984

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