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 see Alison’s latest LA Magazine articles which include features on Sy Devore, James Darren and the iconic Aquarius Theater.
  • 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 see Alison’s latest LA Magazine articles which include features on Sy Devore, James Darren and the iconic Aquarius Theater.
  • 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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Be sure to stay up on everything Los Angeles by following Alison on Facebook and Instagram!


What kind of a granddaughter would I be if I didn't wish my Grandmother, Verna a happy birthday on Vintage Los Angeles! She turns a remarkable 95 today!

This photo was taken at the Bistro Garden at my mother's baby shower in 1970. Who says grandmothers can't rock Go Go Boots???

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Vintage Los AngelesThank you for the all the birthdays wishes for my grandmother! You've all given her a lot of reasons to keep going!5 hours ago   ·  8
Thomas Joseph WellesWASN'T SHE ONE OF THE DANCERS ON SHINDIG? Happy 95th!10 hours ago   ·  2
Jerry PostThis is the picture I get in my head when I hear the song 'Harper Valley PTA'11 hours ago   ·  14
Hazel CasillasI remember the white GoGo boots!11 hours ago   ·  6
'Everything is Somewhere in Time'Happy Birthday to one hip Grandma <311 hours ago   ·  1
Denise McSweeny-MeltonAwesome picture of your grandmother!!!! Happy Birthday to you grandma Verna!! My grandmother turns 105 in two weeks. I with I had a picture like this of her11 hours ago   ·  7
Karni Block SyedI had my wedding at the bistro garden. Happy Birthday to you grandma!9 hours ago   ·  1
Jay M RothHappy birthyday to your beautiful grandmother11 hours ago   ·  1
Pamela VandergriftI love this more than words can explain! Good for her wow what an age to be! I used to visit the Bistro gardens and the days I spent there wouldn't hold a candle to hers5 hours ago   ·  1
Cherie Martin CarrHappy Birthday to your beautiful and groovy Grandmother! My Mom will be 95 next Feb! We are so lucky to still have them with us!💝10 hours ago   ·  1
Angelika CurtisWhere was the Bistro Garden? My mother used to love to go there but I can't place it anymore.10 hours ago   ·  1
Glenn GilbertHappy Birthday to your Grandmother.They are extra special to have.Your Grandmother looks quite young in that photo.All ready for the "Go,Go".8 hours ago   ·  1
Xhana NamkungMy last living grandmother turned 100 this year. However, she never rocked the go go boots!! Happy birthday to Verna!!11 hours ago   ·  1
Wayne M. CutlerBest wishes to your grandmother.10 hours ago   ·  1
Patty AnnI thought it was my mom for a second! Good looking grandma.9 hours ago   ·  1
Micah BallengerLooks like my grandma. She owned fiesta travels in los feliz back in the day.10 hours ago   ·  1
David ByersI remember those strollers. My sister had one.9 hours ago   ·  1
Lisa K BassillMy grandma did NOT look like this!! She rocks!!10 hours ago   ·  1
Sal DiPilloGod bless her at 95 - that is a life well-lived!11 hours ago   ·  4
Susan SeiterWhen go go boots came in style, my GREAT GRANDMOTHER, was in her 70's. She got rid of her old furniture and her old clothes and bought "mod" furniture and some boots!10 hours ago   ·  1
Charles MaybinThe first time I saw my stepmother she had on hot pants and go go boots on!10 hours ago   ·  1
Diana MargaretHappy birthday to your fab grandma!11 hours ago   ·  1
Laura Ann OstermeyerWishing your wonderfully fab Grandma the BEST Birthday Ever!11 hours ago   ·  1
Ken ReagerI'm picturing my dad's mom, who lived to be 95, in gogo boots....it's not workin' for me... :p11 hours ago   ·  1
Hasmig AznavourBistro Garden, like the one by Coldwater Canyon? she looks so cool.10 hours ago   ·  1

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'Everything is Somewhere in Time'Happy day celebrating the wonder of>>>you!!!11 hours ago
Ben Mccoyi would take Tuesday any day of the week............................15 hours ago   ·  3
Jojo BeaLove Tuesday Weld, love her work since way back!!!7 hours ago
Peggy M.e. PostmaHappy Birthday Tuesday Weld.......!12 hours ago   ·  1
Robert MackHappy birthday.8 hours ago
Cheri Barsotti OrmsbyShe's a Beauty!14 hours ago   ·  1
Daniel O. WoolettThalia Menninger15 hours ago   ·  1
Kyle StuartBitchin' pants, maaan.14 hours ago   ·  1
William BoydA very talented lady. She turned down lots of famous roles. A cult favorite to be sure.17 hours ago
Adam TaylorJust before she started on Wild In The Country with Elvis16 hours ago
Fran SmallLoved her15 hours ago
Pete GoodallWhere is Zippy?10 hours ago
Carol Ward DudleyI think she lives in Aspen.16 hours ago
Jerry NielsenIt IS my Tuesday! Las Vegan$ would understand.15 hours ago
Michelle WhitingI have been so obsessed with Tuesday Weld since she played Maria Wyeth in the film version of Joan Didion's novel, Play it as it Lays16 hours ago
Robert CaponiAny idea where exactly this photo was taken?11 hours ago
Katherine MardesichLove the hills 'n houses in the background....sigh14 hours ago
Vahan NisanianLast photographed in 2003, sadly.17 hours ago   ·  1
Iggy RivasA real fox, for sure!7 hours ago
Jane McConkeyLord Love a Duck11 hours ago
Rudy Van Daalen WettersMy former boss was the CPA for Sid Avery.11 hours ago
Art SiegelA good actress. Watch her in Pretty Poison. Happy Birthday!15 hours ago
J Eric WestGreat photo, beautiful girl, and love those pants!!11 hours ago
Mike FreddyWith Mark Goddard in Zane Grey Theater12 hours ago
John HunterHappy B Day16 hours ago

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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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