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 read Alison’s latest LA Magazine article on Case Study House #22, the iconic Stahl House.
  • Alison recently made a second appearance on the nationally syndicated television show, “The Insider” giving her unique insights into the history (and future) of the Sunset Strip! Click here for details!
  • Alison was also featured in the nationally distributed magazine, “Collector Network“. The article covers Alison’s work on Vintage Los Angeles as well as her place among Los Angeles legends Huell Howser and Ralph Story. 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 read Alison’s latest LA Magazine article on Case Study House #22, the iconic Stahl House.
  • Alison recently made a second appearance on the nationally syndicated television show, “The Insider” giving her unique insights into the history (and future) of the Sunset Strip! Click here for details!
  • Alison was also featured in the nationally distributed magazine, “Collector Network“. The article covers Alison’s work on Vintage Los Angeles as well as her place among Los Angeles legends Huell Howser and Ralph Story. 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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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

Click here for more of Alison’s work in Los Angeles Magazine

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


The Frank Sinatra booth at La Dolce Vita in Beverly Hills! Make sure to log onto Vintage Los Angeles tomorrow evening because we'll be taking you inside the restaurant to meet owner, Alessandro Uzielli with our former "Mysteries & Scandals" host Aj Benza! We've been looking very forward to sharing this special clip with you. It's all or nothing at all on VLA! ...

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Clifford Scott CarsonI loved Mysteries & Scandals. Can you imagine the stories today you could build that show around?11 hours ago   ·  4
'Everything is Somewhere in Time'Cool!! Always dug him and the show!10 hours ago   ·  2
Margaret WinklerAh " The almighty chairman of the board.10 hours ago   ·  2
Greg StillwellYes! :D11 hours ago   ·  1
Courtney ZollerGreat show10 hours ago   ·  1
Annette CovertWould like to see him come back and tell us secrets and scandls all over again.11 hours ago   ·  4
Peggy TibusI <3 A.J. Benza :)3 hours ago
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The unveiling of the West Hollywood Sign in 1986!

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Unveiling West Hollywood Sign at EZTV, 1986. EZTV Video Collection. ONE Archives at the USC Libraries

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Mike DobbsIt was 1986, even more in the heart of the 80s parachute pants craze!14 hours ago   ·  2
Simone Gadi performed there in the 1980s-eztv11 hours ago   ·  1
Art SiegelThe name EZTV rings a bell, but I honestly don't remember it. What was it? How long did the sign last before it fell down. It sure looked flimsy in the unveiling. Was this a parody or were they really serious?2 hours ago
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