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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Eartha Kitt heading the Mocambo Nightclub in 1953.

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Vintage Los AngelesFrom the same night25 minutes ago   ·  10
Ellen Bloom UnderhillNext door to LARRY FINLEY'S Restaurant! 3 of Larry's sons went to BHHS, Greg, Guy and Gene! Larry was a broadcasting pioneer! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Finley26 minutes ago   ·  3
Pam GreywaczI know there were bad points to that era, but there were some great clubs and great singers at these clubs. I wish there was still these places to go to. Simpler times and special places.24 minutes ago   ·  2
Joseph FrancisSanta Baby and C'est Si Bon recorded that year.4 minutes ago
Martha J. SchultzWhere was this again?15 minutes ago
Dorene FoxI wonder if she went in front door?13 minutes ago   ·  1
Conrad DoerrSaw her here during this engagement--NEW FACES of 1952 period.3 minutes ago
Jorjett StrummeI got to see her at The Cinegrill. She was amazing!2 minutes ago
Cathy Lopez LedbetterHeard about this place watching I Love Lucy. LA/Hollywood were my favorite episodes. 😍6 minutes ago

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Michael CramerWhere's Bowie6 hours ago   ·  1
Rene GonzalezHad a great time last night!!6 hours ago   ·  7
Brady FischerNeeds a cigarette.4 hours ago   ·  1
Corey HendriksIt never felt like the party started until I could see Lemmy and Ron Jeremy in the lounge at the Rainbow!!! Best bar on planet Earth!!!6 hours ago   ·  3
Vee GossCongratulations, Travis! I'm thrilled that you were able to see this huge endeavor through. Very proud of you! Lemmy would be too...2 hours ago
Suzie ObesoSome of the very best times of my life was spent at the rainbow! oh wow how I miss that place I would give just about anything to spend one more night there!3 hours ago
Jeremy KnoxHe was the last of the true Rock N' Rollers and I miss him terribly. I had always liked knowing he was out there making the world loud.4 hours ago
Mitchell CarpWhere could the put it??!! Haha. I used to go there in 75??? Loved that little dance floor upstairs. Is it still there?? Thanks doll3 hours ago
Damien GarciaNice! Lemmy was always at The Rainbow.2 hours ago
Debi DenningThat's cool ... the background is my kitchen tile! Black with sparkly specks! We do need Bowie!6 hours ago
Terry FinneganWas wondering if they were gonna be able to do something for him.6 hours ago
Mike DobbsGo Travis!! 🤘🤘🤘2 hours ago
Maja GartmannSaw it its great💋5 hours ago
Gwenn ZeoliWow, that is beautiful, perfect. It's so 'real' , like he was dipped in bronze. ❤️ great work of art.2 hours ago
Joan ScottHe must have been a fixture to rate a statue. Great going!1 hour ago
Patrick StoutNice statue to comemerate his presence5 hours ago
Scotty Swanshould've put the statue in his stool at the bar.2 hours ago
Isaac MorenoFreaking amazing5 hours ago
Carole FleetIncredible.31 minutes ago
Margie Pierce-SchriverGreat will visit soon4 hours ago
Janet DavisBrent Davis5 hours ago
Dave KotekAwesome! !!!!!!!4 hours ago
Eber LustyAwesome! A must see!5 hours ago
Aaron CoxWhat? No package?5 hours ago

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