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. Alison’s current social media reach is over 800,000 and growing. Her zeal for history and lifelong penchant for collecting has resulted in one of the largest collections of restaurant memorabilia, photographs, postcards, and matchbooks. Her deep knowledge of Hollywood history and personal acquaintances throughout the industry has resulted in features about Alison on ABC’s Eye on L.A., The Travel Channel, NPR Radio, The Huffington Post, CurbedLA, The New York Times, and the nationally syndicated show, The Insider. In December of 2015, she also landed on the cover of West Hollywood Magazine. 2017 has been a busy year for Alison as she co-produced and stared in a film about the life of Jayne Mansfield (called “Mansfield ’66/’67”) which was featured in 17 film festivals worldwide. Click here to watch the Mansfield ’66/’67 trailer. Alison also recently had the honor of hosting an event at the Aero Theatre where she interviewed Rose Marie, Dick Van Dyke, Peter Marshall and Carl Reiner. On top of all that, she was also recently featured in a commercial for Turner Classic Movies.

Check out Alison’s latest Blog entries here.

Martino’s affection for old Hollywood and her hometown’s architecture led her to create the wildly popular Vintage Los Angeles (VLA)— an ever growing photo-centric Facebook page dedicated to highlighting L.A.’s physical transformation during the 20th Century, as well as its history as the center of the entertainment industry and community. Vintage Los Angeles not only focuses on sharing photos, but also on creating an active online community. Vintage Los Angeles has 278,000 followers on Facebook, and has become a go-to site for commentary and conversation on the entertainment industry and Hollywood history.

Before starting VLA, Alison Martino produced television shows for Bravo, TV Land, A&E, VH1, Lifetime and 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. For her TV productions and live events, Alison has interviewed dozens of movie star legends and pop culture icons including Dennis Hopper, Jack Lemmon, Cliff Robertson, Steve Allen, Phyllis Diller, Dick Cavett, Betty White, Janet Leigh, Glen Campbell, Nancy Sinatra, Valerie Harper, The Smothers Brothers, Casey Kasem, Roger Corman, Bryan Cranston and the cast of “Dukes of Hazzard.”

The entertainment industry is taking note of the enormous audience Alison has built for VLA and her other social media outlets. To gain access to what Alison has built, Lionsgate engaged her to promote La La Land on the Vintage Los Angeles page, including red-carpet interviews at the film’s premiere. For the 2013 film Gangster Squad, Alison provided Warner Bros. her own vintage Los Angeles memorabilia. She generated a ton of buzz for the Tower Records documentary, All Things Must Pass, directed by Colin Hanks. In 2017, Martino was invited to attend the TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL. Her coverage was so extensive it led her to partner with the network for future programs, events and movie releases.


 

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Alison recently teamed up with the Ebersole Hughes Company to create the web series VLA TV. She is also media director for Dan Tana’s, a West Hollywood Italian eatery popular with celebrities and locals since 1964. Her passion for this historic restaurant landed her a full-time position promoting its 52 years in business.

Martino is an advocate for historic preservation of the architecture that makes Los Angeles and its surrounding communities like West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica unique, and for the buildings that are iconic representations of the entertainment industry. She worked to bring back the original Chasen’s Chili, helped save vintage signs on Sunset Strip and to preserve the original caricatures on the walls of The Palm Restaurant, and advocated removal of vendor carts that blocked public access to the historic Chinese Theater in Hollywood — a crusade that was spotlighted in the New York Times and Hollywood Reporter.


Welcome to Vintage Los Angeles

Alison Martino 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 800,000 and growing. Her zeal for history and lifelong penchant for collecting has resulted in one of the largest collections of restaurant memorabilia, photographs, postcards, and matchbooks. Her deep knowledge of Hollywood history and personal acquaintances throughout the industry has resulted in features about Alison on ABC’s Eye on L.A., The Travel Channel, NPR Radio, The Huffington Post, CurbedLA, The New York Times, and the nationally syndicated show, The Insider. In December of 2015, she also landed on the cover of West Hollywood Magazine. 2017 has been a busy year for Alison as she co-produced and stared in a film about the life of Jayne Mansfield (called “Mansfield ’66/’67”) which was featured in 17 film festivals worldwide. Click here to watch the Mansfield ’66/’67 trailer. Alison also recently had the honor of hosting an event at the Aero Theatre where she interviewed Rose Marie, Dick Van Dyke, Peter Marshall and Carl Reiner. On top of all that, she was also recently featured in a commercial for Turner Classic Movies.

Check out Alison’s latest Blog entries here.

Martino’s affection for old Hollywood and her hometown’s architecture led her to create the wildly popular Vintage Los Angeles (VLA)— an ever growing photo-centric Facebook page dedicated to highlighting L.A.’s physical transformation during the 20th Century, as well as its history as the center of the entertainment industry and community. Vintage Los Angeles not only focuses on sharing photos, but also on creating an active online community. Vintage Los Angeles has 278,000 followers on Facebook, and has become a go-to site for commentary and conversation on the entertainment industry and Hollywood history.

Before starting VLA, Alison Martino produced television shows for Bravo, TV Land, A&E, VH1, Lifetime and 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. For her TV productions and live events, Alison has interviewed dozens of movie star legends and pop culture icons including Dennis Hopper, Jack Lemmon, Cliff Robertson, Steve Allen, Phyllis Diller, Dick Cavett, Betty White, Janet Leigh, Glen Campbell, Nancy Sinatra, Valerie Harper, The Smothers Brothers, Casey Kasem, Roger Corman, Bryan Cranston and the cast of “Dukes of Hazzard.”

The entertainment industry is taking note of the enormous audience Alison has built for VLA and her other social media outlets. To gain access to what Alison has built, Lionsgate engaged her to promote La La Land on the Vintage Los Angeles page, including red-carpet interviews at the film’s premiere. For the 2013 film Gangster Squad, Alison provided Warner Bros. her own vintage Los Angeles memorabilia. She generated a ton of buzz for the Tower Records documentary, All Things Must Pass, directed by Colin Hanks. In 2017, Martino was invited to attend the TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL. Her coverage was so extensive it led her to partner with the network for future programs, events and movie releases.

Alison Martino

Alison recently teamed up with the Ebersole Hughes Company to create the web series VLA TV. She is also media director for Dan Tana’s, a West Hollywood Italian eatery popular with celebrities and locals since 1964. Her passion for this historic restaurant landed her a full-time position promoting its 52 years in business.

Martino is an advocate for historic preservation of the architecture that makes Los Angeles and its surrounding communities like West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica unique, and for the buildings that are iconic representations of the entertainment industry. She worked to bring back the original Chasen’s Chili, helped save vintage signs on Sunset Strip and to preserve the original caricatures on the walls of The Palm Restaurant, and advocated removal of vendor carts that blocked public access to the historic Chinese Theater in Hollywood — a crusade that was spotlighted in the New York Times and Hollywood Reporter.

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Vintage Los Angeles is a labor of love,” Alison said. “It is a daily celebration and a historical resource that draws people from all over the world. It’s the next best thing to a time machine.”

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11 hours ago

Vintage Los Angeles

This is terrible news. According to Tom Bergin's, they are closing indefinitely this SundayDear patrons and revelers, family and friends, of Tom Bergin’s Public House,

It is with heavy hearts that we reach out to you today to announce that starting on Sunday, January, 21st, Tom Bergin’s will close for “regular business,” remaining open on an abbreviated schedule until further notice. It has been a decision that has proved itself almost impossible to reach, and the culmination of deliberation and grief.

Five years ago we embarked on a beautiful and ambitious journey to carry on the legendary traditions of one of LA’s most iconic establishments; a journey with formidable hurdles and soaring success. We built LA's biggest St. Patrick’s Day celebration; witnessed LA Rams Football’s controversial return to our city; and cut the ribbon on Vestry, a private speakeasy and lounge. However, we face harsh realities of the demands of both our little Irish cottage here, and also the marketplace at large.

Therefore, in preparation for closing, the remainder of this week we will offer food and bar service during shortened hours until we are unable to offer our full menu. Sunday, January 21st, will be our last day of regular business. Then we'll remain on an abbreviated weekly schedule until all this beautiful booze gets sufficiently drank: join us Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, from 5pm to midnight til it's gone, at which point, we'll make the last call of last calls, bid you all goodnight, and shut our door for the last time.

To all of you who have made Tom Bergin’s the unique and significant institution it is, it has been our pleasure to serve you. We offer you our sincerest and warmest thanks, and many, many, many, many good tidings.

Sláinte,
Derek Schreck
Owner & Proprietor

and the management and staff of Tom Bergin’s Public House

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CLOSING BAR AND RESTAURANT SCHEDULE
*until product runs out
TUESDAY 1/16 - 5PM TO MIDNIGHT
WEDNESDAY 1/17 - 5PM TO MIDNIGHT
THURSDAY 1/18 - 5PM TO MIDNIGHT
FRIDAY 1/19 - 11AM TO MIDNIGHT
SATURDAY 1/20 - 11AM TO MIDNIGHT
SUNDAY 1/21 - 11AM TO 11PM

CLOSING BAR SCHEDULE
*until product runs out

THURSDAYS - 5PM TO MIDNIGHT
FRIDAYS - 5PM TO MIDNIGHT
SATURDAY - 5PM TO MIDNIGHT
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This is terrible news. According to Tom Bergins, they are closing indefinitely this Sunday

 

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Also, in order for these places to stay in business, we also need to support them and patronize these old classic destinations before it's too late.

Can someone please step in and save it??!! I don't believe there's a buyer yet! This just can't become a friggin parking lot!!!!

That property is worth a fortune. Surprised it stayed open this long. Darn shame.

Does anyone know anything about the situation?

It's caused by the greedy gentrification of Los Angeles. Very sad.

What a crying shame.

Let me guess: gentrification.

I see these stories of iconic and historical places closing down..😥😣....So, what I ask is...why can't some of the wealthy show business ppl pick them up and keep them open????

Another victim of the modern world. Where soulless corporate "sack food" establishments are the norm. I am glad that my heyday was the late 70's through the 80's and I had a chance to revel in the "old school" eateries of that grand time. RIP to a great old establishment!

Just another iconic L.A. establishment to bite the dust. 20 years from now we’ll all be wringing our hands and lamenting it’s passing and wondering how this could have happened!

I think the biggest issue is that today’s restaurant patrons are more fickle than in the past, when there were less restaurant choices and more loyalty. These days the choices of nice, fun, funky, decent, theme, classy, casual, inexpensive and expensive restaurants, is seemingly endless. So people go and try out the new places, discover other ones, and meanwhile the tried and true establishments suffer a serious loss of patronage. That combined with new owners of old restaurants, who try and update menus and revamp decor, in order to make their investment payoff, make huge mistakes by altering the ambiance and history of any old restaurant. My uncle Vic (Monsignor Victor Follen) is one of the fellows, who along with his golf buddies Bing Crosby, Pat O’Brien, Andy Devine and others, began frequenting Tom Bergin’s back in the 1930’s. It was a favorite of the old Irish Hollywood Stars and others who patronized it. They’d play golf at Lakeside Golf Club in Burbank, then head over to Tom Bergin’s. My dad went there for the first time after WWII ended. He and my mother went there many times back in the day. It’s sad to see yet another restaurant landmark bite the dust.

Face it, it does not have the best location. It's all by itself over there, with limited parking in a sometimes sketchy area at night. If it was located near other restaurants and businesses, it might have a better chance of lasting longer.

Nooooooo! A friend managed it for years...when they had full restaurant menu...and we all lived there for many decades! I hope it can be saved..sad day if it leaves us!

So sad to hear this news. Another LA icon lost. So glad we were able to stop by our last time in LA and grab an Irish Coffee. 🍀😢

I hope a celebrity steps in. Sadly, we live in an age of "branding ". Please someone step in and lend their name and save this Los Angeles icon.

This is a Big Loss for L.A., so very sorry to hear this news, used to go there a lot back in the day....😥

If I had driven past that place I would have assumed it had been closed for years judging by that pic of the outside.

Always sad to see an iconic business go. Even though I was never there, I'm sure there's a great long history.

Sad, but when was the last time any of us went?

Let's find a way to save it!

Please they must try to save it!

Noooooo...oh my all those fond memories!

No. This is terrible news. Spent so many St. Patrick's Day/Nights. Hope someone steps in to save.

Wow! Spent many nights with Mike the Bartender and Keifer Southerland there in the 90s. So sad. 😪

One of my favorite places in the 80's. Best Irish coffee!

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13 hours ago

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Sharing this photo from my page dedicated to the Ambassador Hotel. Check it out for an endless archive of this historic property that, in my opinion should never have been torn down 😰The Ambassador Hotel during its final days. Gone now for 13 years. 😰

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Sharing this photo from my page dedicated to the Ambassador Hotel. Check it out for an endless archive of this historic property that, in my opinion should never have been torn down 😰

 

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A friend took this of me on the day of the auction back in 2005. If you watch Emilio Estevez's film, BOBBY you can hear bulldozers in certain scenes demolishing it. Yes, it was starting to deteriorate, but the right visionary could have restored if back to its original glory. I actually loved the spookiness state in its final years. It reminded me of the Titanic - but above water.

For those who aren't familiar with this hotel, this is where the famous Cocoanut Grove nightclub was located and Bobby Kennedy was tragically killed in the kitchen after his speech in the Embassy Room. I took this photo of the Embassy Room in 2004. Bobby left the stage and through the kitchen door on the right. 😰

Home of the Coconut Grove???

It's criminal how much LAUSD spent on tearing down that landmark and building a school

I took this photo of it in '73....

I worked on a short movie that was shot there right before it was torn down. The Cocoanut Grove was still intact and I have to say it was magical to be in that space. It's a shame they tore it down. The "earthquake damage" excuse for leveling it seems specious given the amazing history of the hotel and it's many-decades connection to Los Angeles and Myron Hunt's eminence as an architect.

What was their reasoning for not restoring it like they did with the millennium Biltmore downtown? As I recall they carefully removed all the interior components of the Biltmore and structural modernization took place, and then they put everything back inside so it appeared as it did prior.

June 1976, Ronald Reagan won the California primary for his run for president. (Later the nomination went to Jerry Ford, who lost to Jimmy Carter) Great speech at the Ambassador and saw Jimmy Stewart. Anyway, that was the last time I was there. So sad it’s gone.

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been gone that long. My son and his girlfriend were talking to one of the security guards and he let them in to look around. I saw some photos. It was pretty cool.

Back in the day ( I really don't like that phrase ), my band, The Town Criers, played many Grant High School proms in the Coconut Grove. The place was amazing!

That would have been a spectacular property; especially with today’s renovation trend. It could have easily withstood the addition of multi-use towers. What a shame it was razed.

Only went there once, for a comic book convention in “85. It was a beautiful place. The coffee shop was designed by Paul Revere Willians. A real post modernist masterpiece.

It was such a magnificent Hotel.. So many unbelievable venues were held there. I spent many fun times there and some not so great (RFK assassination) So sorry they couldn't save it as a Landmark..

Just watched "Bobby" the other night. Last film to be made at the Ambassador. Beautiful hotel..why was it torn down? Don't places like that warrant a historical landmark?

My grandparents used to stay there in the 70s. I have such fond memories of exploring the grounds, lobby, and, of course, the Coconut Grove. Hanging out in the pool area was so luxurious. I ate many Monte Christo sandwiches in the Art Deco coffee shop.

Saw Giselle McKenzie and Tony Bennett there in the 60s Calif so money hungry to tear down history and memories for other generations to learn about it's a shame that state is so greedy no wonder their having so many problems like Karen Carpenter sang We've Only Just Begun. Born and raised there you couldn't give me a house there now.

Used to work in the office building just west in the late eighties. We’d play frisbee on the lawn at lunch. Once we waltzed on in through the restaurant and into the kitchen and stood on the spot Kennedy was slain.

I went to a company Christmas party there back in December of 1968. I was totally in awe of the place. So much history there. It was really sad remembering that Robert Kennedy had been killed there just six months before.

Agree. We were on the air election night when a call came from reporter Paul Udell covering Bobby Kennedy at the Ambassador alerting the Senator had been shot. KNXT's The Big News remained on the air and provided updates throughout the night.

Spent a lot of time there for several years for political meetings. Loved the tropo bar where Ben liasoned with Mrs Robinson. Was there that fateful night and Bobby was whisked by me on a gurney.

Patricia del Campo. Do you remember when we had lunch with Peggy Hirschfeld and she took us into the hotel and snuck us into Coconut Grove? It was kind of dark but it was still a thrill.

I came to LA for a month , in sept 2015 and i was kicking myself that i was too late to see it. Was the famous final gunfight scene in True Romance fimed here ??

I remember reading that Merv Griffin was hoping to save it... . He bought the Hilton.....less repairs. All the plumbing and electric needed to be replaced.... Saving history has a cost and nobody wanted to pay it.

BTW...Director Tobe Hooper (Texas Chainsaw Massacre) filmed his remake movie of "The Toolbox Murders" at the Ambassador in the 2000's as they were demolishing it....It's a pretty good film actually & they show off the place really making it a focal point of the film...It stars Angela Bettis, Sherry Moon Zombie & Ron Howard's dad Rance Howard before he passed away...

I agree that it shouldn't have been torn down. There's a guy who's been working on a documentary about the Ambassador, but I'm not sure of the status of the project.

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21 hours ago

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Original Whisky A Go-Go menu from 1974 with 1974 prices. (A grilled cheese was one dollar and mixed drinks were two bucks!) On the back is an add for PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE premiering at The Mann National in Westwood. (How much did you love that movie?)

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Original Whisky A Go-Go menu from 1974 with 1974 prices. (A grilled cheese was one dollar and mixed drinks were two bucks!) On the back is an add for PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE premiering at The Mann National in Westwood.  (How much did you love that movie?) 

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Sorry if this post made you feel old!

A rare shot of Mann’s National Theater in Westwood in 1974. You can see artwork Painted on the side for Phantom of the Paradise.

I learned something interesting recently. The British film Whisky Galore was a big hit in France, where it was titled Whisky-a-Go-Go, and the club took its name from that.

Loved it? I was in it! I was an Extra during the first concert sequence. Many years later, I did my first “cosplay”. “My Music. SWAN!”

Blue Nun was a popular wine back then.

That BLT shouldn't cost more than $10.58 today.

A full bottle of wine then is cheaper than most places charge for a beer now.

With Paul Williams?! OMG!

Ya, make me cry.

I moved to L.A. in 1971 and spent many happy evenings at the Whisky. I recall seeing Little Richard there when he did his comeback album for Reprise. One of my friends had a bit in "Phantom" and I saw it when it opened at a theater on Hollywood Blvd.

I saw PFM at the Whisky, 1974. Got invited backstage, where we met the roadies, then the band. Next time the manager came from London, he was managing Pretty Things, who were billed with Led Zepplin. So, I got to go backstage to Led Zepplin. Also, PFM invited us to a closed Italian Restaurant for a meal with the band! I got Robert Plants autograph, (he thought I was a pretty). Lost my purse, along with the autograph, Boo!

I used to go to The Whiskey back then & also went to the premier of Phantom on Halloween night in Westwood....it was great....Linda Lovelace walked right in front of me in the crowd!

So cool! I love that weirdo film. Though when it came out, my parents were so divided on it, it's the only time I remember my mom being genuinely mad at my dad for simply liking a movie. Decades later, my friend's teenage daughter latched onto it as a favorite, and played the soundtrack regularly. Some films are just on a specific wavelength, and if that's your personal frequency, they just resonate.

I LOVE that movie! I didn't know about it or see it until my early college years. I gave my husband a Death Records shirt one year for his birthday after finding it online. It was one of the first films my parents saw when they were dating; I swear half my mom's closet came from Phoenix's wardrobe!

I'd say I envy the '74 crowd, as a burger in such a well-known spot was only $6 with inflation, but it turns out the current menu says *6.75* with fries. Don't places with less popularity and history usually charge twice that?

My little band playing the Whisky back in the early 90’s. They were shooting the Doors movie there and had just painted the stage floor black. I remember the fake go go cages were stored behind the building and were made with pvc pipe and painted black to look like the original ones. Fun times!

I went to the Whisky starting in 1977...they used to have afternoon shows there on Sundays so the "punk/new wave" crowed had some place to go to see a band!! I saw the Germs and the Weirdos there for 2 bucks on a Sunday....saw MANY MANY bands there afterwards....one of my FAVE clubs!!

Cow place, whiskey a go go, winterland ?? Well I remember and they one of my favorite memorys. I Ty Janet.. Ty

Most of those are about what things cost at home today without markup. You can get Korbel for ten bucks, make a grilled cheese for two dollars, and a single bottle of beer for a couple.

I've been there on numerous occasions but never ate there. Can anybody tell me if the food in 1974 was yummy? Now I was at the rainbow recently and their food is still very yummy?

Living in Hollywood from ‘78 to ‘80 as a starving singer/songwriter I could never afford to go there. It had an incredible history.

Love looking at all the old wines that were served back then. I always enjoyed Mateus. Hadn't heard of Blue Nun in ages.

Muther Markus Tanja Gabi Sabine Zeller Egon Hajek Michèle Hajek let‘s hope we still get a tequila sunrise for 2$ when we visit the Whisky in February!🙈😜😂😅😂

Steak and a salad for $6:50? You probably can't get the burger for that these days I don't even think they serve food

Those are high prices. The equivalent of $2 today would be $10. The equivalent of $1 would be $5. For a grilled cheese.

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24 hours ago

Vintage Los Angeles

Joanie Labine was the first female DJ and sound mixer at the Whisky A Go-Go founded by Elmer Valentine, Phil Tanzini, Shelly Davis, and attorney Theodore Flier. It opened on this day in 1964. Though the club was billed as a discothèque, suggesting that it offered only recorded music, they opened with a live band led by Johnny Rivers and a short-skirted Joanie spinning records between sets from a suspended cage at the right of the stage. The audience thought it was part of the act and the concept of go-go dancers dancing in cages was born. ...

Joanie Labine was the first female DJ and sound mixer at the Whisky A Go-Go founded by Elmer Valentine, Phil Tanzini, Shelly Davis, and attorney Theodore Flier. It opened on this day in 1964. Though the club was billed as a discothèque, suggesting that it offered only recorded music, they opened with a live band led by Johnny Rivers and a short-skirted Joanie spinning records between sets from a suspended cage at the right of the stage. The audience thought it was part of the act and the concept of go-go dancers dancing in cages was born.

 

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One night at the Rainbow, Tanzini's son Philip told me the Whisky wasn't completely ready to open that day, but investors had already paid for for print ads in the local papers promoting opening night so they had to think of something fast since the platforms had not yet been removed. Since the property had originally been a bank, those old platforms were for security guards to sit and watch over from (the bars were installed for their safety). Apparently it was a last minute decision to place dancers up there on opening night. The audience thought it was part of Johnny Rivers act, and that's how the go go cages were born.

My wonderful Aunt Sherry Nelson (Steiger), deceased, dated Johnny Rivers probably around this time. Rivers sang the ever popular “Secret Agent Man.” Loved that song. (She later married/divorced Rod Steiger). When she first came to California she dated Vince Edwards of Ben Casey fame. I have the old black and white Hollywood mags with pictures of her and Vince. I thought my Aunt Sherry was so cool!!

Sturdy Thorens TD124 turntable shown, still one of the best ever made.

Weren't the Doors the bar band there also?

Lovely bit of history, but every single band that ever played the Whiskey was 100 times better than that sad whine out of Johnny Rivers.

They had the best 50¢ burgers!

I saw Cream when they first started performing😁

www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hPm4eiiD08 IIRC, this was recorded at the Whiskey in 1966.

I remember the first time I went there Buffalo Springfield was playing.

I love the Whisky!! Was just there last Thursday!

Short?! By the Whisky’s standards that skirt is positively Victorian

I was there in 1996 for a live performance by the 2 guys who wrote and sang all the 1970s cartoon songs for Schoolhouse Rock. It was the coolest thing I ever saw, the band was a bunch of high school and college kids playing along and everyone had a fantastic time singing along to all out favorites and hearing those guys tell some of the back stories about coming up with them.

I used go there to Watch Johnnie Rivers!!!👍

Saw a lot of great bands there. Badfinger Stevie Wonder yes the tubes America and other people that I probably can't remember at the moment

don't forget Mario! My Mom worked there in the 60's!!

Great info .... Great days.

Used to go when Johnny Rivers played there. When his session was finished for the nite he would play at a club in downtown.. We would follow him to this club after ours where everyone was dancing on the tables. Good times!

Cat Tarbell This is Dynamite Info! I LOVE LEARNING STUFF! Joanie Labine, I love her and thank her! TRAILBLAZER! 🎼📀📻📡 All that AND JOHNNY RIVERS AS WELL! Rock The F*CK On! 🎶⚜️🎭💜💞

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Worked across st at Sunbee market in 68

Last time I was carded, was at the Whisky. Such a fun place, Twisting the night away😎

Joanie was one of my earliest role models!!

Good for doing the shimmy!!🎵😆

Thanks for the history lesson and post! I always luved the Whisky!

When the time machines are finally ready the Whiskey will be my first stop.

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