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 the Emmy nominated So Cal Scene 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 the Emmy nominated So Cal Scene 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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Remembering Natalie Wood on her birthday. Always loved this photo of her at the L.A. County Fair in Pomona in 1969. ... See MoreSee Less

Remembering Natalie Wood on her birthday. Always loved this photo of her at the L.A. County Fair in Pomona in 1969.

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Last night at the historic Hollywood Bowl, HUGH JACKMAN performed an incredible tribute to the old glory days of film.

If you get a chance to see his show while he’s on tour, you’re in for quite a treat. He jumps, he taps, he runs, he charms.... and he loves old Hollywood! Here he is performing LUCK BE A LADY starting off with fanfare. His rendition of SINGING IN THE RAIN is also posted within the thread. ☔️

He’ll be performing again tonight at the Bowl!
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SINGING IN THE RAIN

Saw him in Toronto a few weeks ago - fabulous show!!

My son Bryce and his friend Ben saw Jackman very recently in Dallas. They were quite impressed with the show. Alison Vintage Los Angeles, I know it's a lot of work behind the scenes and long hours, but "What A Wonderful Life" you star in (with or without Sir Paul's music)!

Ahh, the Bowl, a perfect setting for that. He is so talented. I'd love to see his show.

Love this - thank you 🙏 I’ve only been to bowl once to see my niece - it’s great

Thanks for posting this - prepping my picnic for tonight's show!

Can’t wait!

Glory days of Hollywood,wow love that❤️hooray for Hollywood🎶

Isn't this Luck Be A Lady?

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Happy 50th moon landing day!
💫 🌝 🚀🚀🚀 🌚The song is known to fans as being one of the first written by lead singer Jim Morrison. According to the Morrison biography No One Here Gets Out Alive by Je...
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Great song!!

Happy 50th anniversary!!!

One of their very best songs.

always watched this with my mother on vhs when i was a boy back in the 80tis..that was very important for me..i became a better guitarist 🙂

Talented and gone too soon.

Happy Moon landing day at Century Plaza Hotel 🇬🇧

X marks the spot. Last night's Moon photo.

Doors played in our high school gym about 67’. Lowell HS Whittier

Inappropriate music, rock culture being anti establishment and authority had little affection for space adventures. Except some eccentric like McGuinn...

I was in South Pasadena hanging out with the actors

I was in Rome.

I have friends who dont believe it happened...

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Tonight !

ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD screening at the historic Cinerama Dome. Which is also featured in the film!
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Tonight ! 
 
ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD screening at the historic Cinerama Dome. Which is also featured in the film!

 

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Tickets for this were sold on the ArcLight website a few weeks back. The cyber traffic was so heavy that their website crashed! I raced down to the theater and was able to snag tickets! Who else is lucky enough to go tonight? It’s also screening tomorrow as well.

Alison, I definitely plan to see this. Probably will when it opens in the OC 'burbs next week.

Can't wait for your review!

looking forward to hearing about it.....

Alison I do believe this is the actual definition of .... cool.

Cannot wait to see this movie.

❤️ The Dome! Have fun Lucky!

Alison.... envious. I won’t see it until next weekend, and definitely not at The Dome! Vintage Los Angeles Please let us know what you think. 🙂

Lucky you!

Oh so jealous! 😉

Please give a review following your viewing...thinking of catching it at Sunset 5 post release date. Django Unchained was so violent that I vowed to never see a new QT flick, but this movie is about my backyard playground. 🤷‍♀️😏

Lucky devils!

Tonight should be very rad.

What are you going to wear for this premier opening?

I’m jealous. Im sure will be filled with Hollywood Elite.

Lucky you. Eat some popcorn for me.

Full report please

Once Upon a Time screening on 50th Anniversary of 11... coincidence? Maybe not. 😆 Looking forward to seeing this... getting closer!

Shot on real celluloid film, to ensure a maximum optical result. And 70 mm. giving it a broad view aspect. Will be shown here at Eye in Amsterdam . Like e.g. some other great movies. 2001 restored copy....

Enjoy!

$18.00?? I bought 2 tickets for $16.00 for opening day here in Utah next weekend...

Oh man

Tyler Compton what are you doing tomorrow night??????

How was the movie?

I need 2 tickets.

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