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 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.  Alison has interviewed movie star legends and pop culture icons such as Dennis Hopper, Jack Lemmon, Cliff Robertson, Steve Allen, Phyllis Diller, Dick Cavett, Betty White, Janet Leigh, Glen Campbell, Nancy Sinatra, Valerie Harper, The Smother’s Brothers, Casey Kasem, Roger Corman, 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!

In the winter of 2016, Alison was contacted by Lionsgate to promote “La La Land” on her Vintage Los Angeles page which is currently reaching 278 thousand active followers. In the 2013 film “Gangster Squad”, Alison provided Warner Bros her own vintage Los Angeles memorabilia, and also has generated a ton of buzz for the Tower Records documentary, “All Things Must Pass” directed by Colin Hanks. Alison’s latest endeavor is media director for 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 52 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 one of the largest collections 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. Just recently Alison cleaned up the historic Chinese Theater forecourt by having the tacky vender carts. That crusade landed in the New York Times and Hollywood Reporter.

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

Alison Martino 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 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.  Alison has interviewed movie star legends and pop culture icons such as Dennis Hopper, Jack Lemmon, Cliff Robertson, Steve Allen, Phyllis Diller, Dick Cavett, Betty White, Janet Leigh, Glen Campbell, Nancy Sinatra, Valerie Harper, The Smother’s Brothers, Casey Kasem, Roger Corman, 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!

In the winter of 2016, Alison was contacted by Lionsgate to promote “La La Land” on her Vintage Los Angeles page which is currently reaching 278 thousand active followers. In the 2013 film “Gangster Squad”, Alison provided Warner Bros her own vintage Los Angeles memorabilia, and also has generated a ton of buzz for the Tower Records documentary, “All Things Must Pass” directed by Colin Hanks. Alison’s latest endeavor is media director for 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 52 years in business.

Alison Martino

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 one of the largest collections 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. Just recently Alison cleaned up the historic Chinese Theater forecourt by having the tacky vender carts. That crusade landed 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. 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.
What's Happening with Vintage Los Angeles

Be sure to stay up on everything Los Angeles by following Alison on Facebook and Instagram!


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My father's song, "Spanish Eyes" hit the Billboard Music Chart on this day in 1966 and quickly climbed to #1. Here he is performing it on "American Bandstand". Miss you dad! 🎧🎤🎧 ...

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Vintage Los AngelesHere's a photo of Dad at me in 1973 during one of his concerts. Thank you for all your wonderful comments about dad's song. ❣️9 hours ago   ·  69
Vintage Los AngelesOriginally composed as an instrumental titled, Moon Over Naples by Bert Kaempfert. Lyrics first added by Charlie Singleton then Eddie Snyder. Dad's impassioned rendition became the most popular version, even covered by Elvis Presley! It truly blows me away after all these years. It's such an honor to share it with my VLA Community. ❤️12 hours ago   ·  47
Dianne McGeeLove this song. The production is full on and sweeps you along while your dad's voice is just great. All the elements came together on this one!👌12 hours ago   ·  9
Jim SerianThis is one of the songs that I learned to played on the piano as a youngster. My dad loved it so much, that he learned how to play it by ear.10 hours ago   ·  1
Jamie GripichHeard this song a million times done by dozens of different people - but NO ONE did it like your dad! Still the best - and what a gift to us all!10 hours ago   ·  2
Alison LassI think this was in the top ten when I was born on April 4, 1966. I have to look up the Billboard chart. Love it.12 hours ago   ·  3
Valari ElardoA bright neon piece of rock 'n' roll history is going up for auction — a marquee from the legendary Los Angeles club, Whisky a Go Go. finance.yahoo.com/news/neon-piece-rock-n-roll-history-going-auction-160253185.html4 hours ago   ·  1
Yvonne Curtner CrownoverWow!!! Thank you for posting this!! Brings back good memories!! Needed that today! Thank you thank you! Beautiful song!!!11 hours ago   ·  1
Brooks RichardsonI always enjoy your posts, especially the ones that touch the heart with such fond memories of your childhood. Thanks for sharing so generously.8 hours ago   ·  2
William BoydSpanish Eyes peaked at #15 on the Billboard Singles chart in 1966. It must have reached #1 on the Adult Contemporary charts.5 hours ago
Paul SellingerWasn't Al Martino also......Johnny Fontane......in The Godfather?11 hours ago   ·  1
Peggy TibusWhat a voice! Oh my goodness! Allison you need to be on satellite radio and have a show devoted entirely to your dad's music with a little bit of trivia thrown in. I'd tune in every day for sure. :) Thanks for bringing his music and that beautiful voice to my attention. I'm a fan now. :)5 hours ago   ·  2
Bobbie SeymourCOME SHARE THE WINE is such an appropriate song for today. His heartfelt rendition is so beautiful!11 hours ago   ·  1
Patricia ChernickiAwe love that song. Think about him being your daddy whenever I do.12 hours ago   ·  1
Gary WilloughbyI'll bet it is great to see your dad in this..12 hours ago   ·  2
B.j. BjornenWas my favorite song and played at my wedding.4 hours ago   ·  1
Shawn AlfaroI listen to the Faith No More version every day11 hours ago   ·  1
Marci WiesenWhat a neat Dad you have!!!11 hours ago   ·  1
John WillisOne of my father's favorite songs. He used to play it over and over and sing along. Boy, did he smile when it came on. It's actually one of the first songs I remember as a child. Funny, even now, I will break into the verse without even needing to hear it. Very special. Thanks for sharing, this, and him, with us, Alison. :)4 hours ago   ·  2
Frank SchultzBrings back many fond memories of my childhood. My dad loved your dad's music. I inherited my father's vinyl collection which contains all your dad's albums.8 hours ago   ·  1
Janet Flahaven-LawOmg, I used to sing this when I was a little girl. My brother used to play the piano and I'd sing along in one of our "concerts". :) Love this! ❤12 hours ago   ·  1
Mark CarpenterWe have played it several times at events this year. It never fails to get couples between the age of 65 to 80 out on the floor. After that younger couples get the idea and filter in.10 hours ago   ·  1
Darlene AdkinsAs a teen I listened to your dad's song on the radio with my mom who also was a fan of his music. Nice to hear it again, bringing back so many memories.11 hours ago   ·  1
Sandra DAmicoMy mother had all of your Dad's records. He was a great singer.3 hours ago   ·  1
Judy Kennedy DawsonOne of the songs I learned to play on the piano when I was young! Your father's version is timeless❤11 hours ago   ·  1

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