Welcome to Vintage Los Angeles

Alison Martino is a Los Angeles-based television producer, documentarian, 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 was a banner 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. Alison also 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 featured in a commercial for Turner Classic Movies. 2019 is continuing right where 2018 left off with Alison busy as ever. Alison landed a new gig as an “on air” contributor on SPECTRUM1 in Los Angeles.

Check out Alison’s latest Blog entries here.

For Alison’s recent article in Curbed LA on Quentin Tarantino’s transformation of Hollywood Boulevard for his latest movie “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”, click 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 over 325,000 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’s extensive collection of personal memorabilia even caught the eye of Oliver Stone back in 1991 for his movie The Doors, where she supplied many of her rare relics and artifacts for the production.


 

‘West Hollywood’ magazine feature

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Alison 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, documentarian, 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 was 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. Alison also 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 featured in a commercial for Turner Classic Movies. 2019 is continuing right where 2018 left off with Alison busy as ever. Alison landed a new gig as an “on air” contributor on SPECTRUM1 in Los Angeles.

Check out Alison’s latest Blog entries here.

For Alison’s recent article in Curbed LA on Quentin Tarantino’s transformation of Hollywood Boulevard for his latest movie “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”, click 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 over 325,000 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’s extensive collection of personal memorabilia even caught the eye of Oliver Stone back in 1991 for his movie The Doors, where she supplied many of her rare relics and artifacts for the production.

Alison Martino

Alison 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.

‘West Hollywood’ magazine feature

Alison Martino's Vintage Los Angeles 
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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Vintage Los Angeles

“The white zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers only. There is no stopping in a red zone” ✈️Title sequence from Airplane! (1980), designed by Dan Perri 🚨 Help me make more videos: www.patreon.com/MovieTitles the Movie title stills collection... ... See MoreSee Less

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Surely you can’t be serious!? I are serious, this is the actual flight deck used in the movie “Airplane!”

The makers of the film hired the very couple that made recordings for real airports parking warnings.

One of the all time comedy classics, love this movie!

They totally nailed it!

Every time I see a golden retriever, I hope that it is not a descendant of this one 😂 m.youtube.com/watch?v=DoFt5COu0D8

As a retired air traffic controller, I can tell you, Airplane! captured the business well with send-ups of every aspect of aviation and movies about aviation. I’m quite sure every air traffic controller in the world knows every line of this film! And, yes, I actually did give thousands of clearances...Clarence.

Another movie cockpit. This one used in the film “Sully”.

We have a rule at home. “It is ALWAYS appropriate to quote “Airplane!”

Look Betty, don't start up with your white zone shit again.

"We have clearance, Clarence." "Roger, Roger. What's our vector, Victor?"

Is Howard Jarvis still waiting in the cab?

I'll take Ham on five, hold the Mayo.

Nervous? Yeah. First time? No I’ve been nervous lots of times.

There’s a sale at Penneys!

Every time I go to the airport this is what I hear in my head when I’m dropped off! 🤣

Howard Jarvis.....(Prop.13....Our Hero!)

The guy hailing a cab at 3:35 is anti-tax crusader Howard Jarvis.

Classic! Thanks

It breaks down to an abortion argument...lol

I love this movie! It’s so ridiculous!

I think I know the entire text of this one movie more than any other. media1.giphy.com/media/7TgUXq4ESMnIs/giphy.gif

And, yes, someone did it. The entire white and red zone argument: 2000clicks.com/graeme/LangMoviesFunnyAirplane.htm

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6 hours ago

Vintage Los Angeles

Here’s an album of all YOUR scary Easter Bunny photos. OH DEAR! Some of these are extremely terrifying! 🐰

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Those poor kiddos!

Berkley Thomas

Allison Gloe Kelly Littrell

What a great collection of scary bunnies !☀️

These are some seriously scary bunnies!

Susan McKinney Novak

Bad Bummer Bunnies

Shirley Boyce

Julia Kathleen

Great! Nightmares tonight!

They're all so creepy. 😟

I have no problem with Santas or clowns. But giant Easter Bunnies? Terrifying. 😂

I'm traumatized just looking at the photos.

These bunnies all look like giant rats. No wonder they're frightening

Brooke Clements Christiane Ginther Davis

These are great! I don't know about that big carrot thought 🤣🐰

Wow! Many of these bunny heads are...terrifying! And what’s with the phallic carrot???

Sandy Check these out!!!! Hilarious and scary!!!

Wow, some of those are actually terrifying......😳

OMG! Those are terrifying! Do you still have nightmares?!

Those Easter Bunnies..😂 did someone put something in their 🐰🥕carrots?

Karen Treen

The things we had to do as kids just to get chocolate.....

Only one “normal” bunny with there dad in it I mean prob why Johnny drako creeps me out No comment on carrot!!😂😂

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7 hours ago

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Back to back interviews with rock n’ roll photographer, Henry Diltz and legendary musician Herb Alpert re-runs again today on Spectrum News 1 SoCal starting at 6pm! 📸 🎺 ... See MoreSee Less

Back to back interviews with rock n’ roll photographer, Henry Diltz and legendary musician Herb Alpert re-runs again today on Spectrum News 1 SoCal starting at 6pm! 📸 🎺Image attachment

 

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I was hoping to see this again. Thank you, Alison ! Happy Easter ! I really enjoyed the Pan Am Experience, and stewardess fashion show last night. It was like stepping into a time machine. Very nice. You're a busy girl ! I love these interviews.

Love Herb Alpert !

No Lani Hall? 🙂

I’m enjoying your interviews.

Omg my mom LOVED Herb Alpert!

Here's my pic with Henry Diltz a couple weeks ago at my store. And Herb was at Fairfax when my mom went there and graduated in 1952. Small world.

You are such a treasure to Los Angeles, Alison.

Love Herb Alpert!!!

Love Herb Alpert! I listen to him almost daily.

Alison, please try to gather info bout David Cassidy from Henry. Thanks, Luv !!

Herb Alpert inspired me to play trumpet in elementary school "Tijuana Taxi"!

Wish i had Spectrum 🙄

Herb rocks it always!!

I got to meet Henry Diltz in 2013 at a Monkees convention. Super nice guy full of great stories!

GOT IT! 6:00-7:00!

Don’t forget Henry Diltz was quite the musician prior to becoming the well-known photographer that he is. Check him out on banjo from the song that was also included in the 1963 film, Palm Springs Weekend. Solo part at approximately 1:20. Presenting the Modern Folk Quartet! youtu.be/iQ26DoE0_ug

Herb Alpert! Man...

Awesome pics!

Simply the best.

WOW!!!

I am at spectrum news one la and can't find how to watch. HELP?

any single guys?

Will these interviews be on YouTube?

Thanks.

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9 hours ago

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Wishing you all a very Happy Easter from VLA and "Our Gang". ... See MoreSee Less

Wishing you all a very Happy Easter from VLA and Our Gang.

 

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Awwwww too cute. Happy Easter VLA!

Happy Easter Vintage Los Angeles from Florida 🏖

I loved them, I have some of their movies. They were never very long.😊 🌿🌹🌿 Happy Easter

Happy Easter to the whole Gang!

Love You Vintage Los Angeles! 💖

Happy Easter 🐣

Happy Easter, VLA!

Happy Easter VLA <3

Happy Easter!🌸

Happy Easter to all!

Happy Easter!

always love watching all of them when I was a child Happy Memories.

Happy Easter VLA !

Happy Easter to all my rascal buddies!

Happy Easter to you and your family, Alison!

Happy Easter to you as well

Spanky, Alfalfa, Darleen-? & Buckwheat did I get the girls name right ?

I love this picture Thanks for Caring enough To Share Love & Prayers Eva

Have a fabulous Easter Alison!! 💗🐣🐰🐣

Happy Easter!

Where's Petey!

Back at ya......Happy Easter 🐣

Where's Petey ?

🐇. Happy Easter....💐

Happy Easter 🐣🐇🐰😎

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