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, remembering the Beverly Hills Public Library, a 1963 Martin Stern-designed Mid Century Modern masterpiece.
  • 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, remembering the Beverly Hills Public Library, a 1963 Martin Stern-designed Mid Century Modern masterpiece.
  • 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

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Tuesday, April 28 at 7 p.m, author Domenic Priore and historian Marc Wanamaker will be presenting slides and TV clips from Dom's book with Christopher Merritt Pacific Ocean Park:The Rise and Fall of Los Angeles' Space Age Nautical Pleasure Pier." Watch great photography of P.O.P. combined with scenes from 77 Sunset Strip, Route 66, Twilight Zone, Get Smart, Man from U.N.C.L.E. etc., plus footage from The Cheetah nightclub and early '70s Dogtown surfing 'neath the pier. Details directly below this astonishing rare pic!
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Dan CooperThis is a great picture. The Google images show this attraction in it's later years after the closure....not looking so good.7 hours ago   ·  1
Patrice Renee MarquezI'm there.8 hours ago   ·  1
Lauren Frobisher Scanlonoh god. POP. i'll never forget, birthday outing with my friends…had tickets left over at the end so i rode the Himalaya a few times. then barfed in a trash can. HA!!8 hours ago   ·  1
Suzi FranklinHave to pass this on for my Dogtown friends.............Very cool!8 hours ago   ·  2
Jerry MeyersonAs well as the Fugitave. They got the one armend guy there. He was the killer of the Drs. Wife.5 hours ago   ·  1
Linda SmockAwesome.7 hours ago
Fel BautistaFirst or second ever double date back in the day!7 hours ago
Vicky Dole-BurellThank you for sharing. Loved POP!!6 hours ago
Steve LaskyMy playground even after demolished and burned!2 hours ago
Ken MorganI was fortunate enough to go to the press preview when they opened.7 hours ago
Jay TaradashI loved "P.O.P" as a kid.7 hours ago
William B NobleI remembver one of those centrifuges where you stick to the wall and then it lifts up - and a house of mirrors.... but not my favorite place3 hours ago
Tony SalazarThe "bubble" ride across the water was my favorite.7 hours ago
Mike RydellPOP was one of my favorite places. Been there many many times.6 hours ago
Marcellus PriceMemories thanks.🎢5 hours ago
William A YeomansThe one armed mans last stop!6 hours ago
Jeff RommGreat shot! It looks like it could have been taken last week!7 hours ago
Theresa DelongGreat childhood Memories for sure!7 hours ago   ·  1
Scott Spencer.....and the final episode of "The Fugitive" called "The Judgment".6 hours ago

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Vintage Los Angelesand still going strong!11 hours ago   ·  52
Susan MilnerHere's ABBA by The Beverly Hills Hotel in 197610 hours ago   ·  42
Stephen RussoOn Sunset in 19789 hours ago   ·  5
Bobby BoogieI was just thinking,"WOW that looks like the Farmers Market" until I saw who posted it. Thanks VLA so far away (Me) but so near at heart. OMT, I don't know old/new Farmers Market to me there is only one Farmers Market I have no idea what that monstrosity next store is.10 hours ago   ·  1
Larry TrujilloTake a chance! Take a chance! Take a chance! Take a chance!11 hours ago   ·  3
Eric Schlegelyoutu.be/CHZJy7mAwLE10 hours ago   ·  2
Jim TurnerI have always LOVED that group. Pretty cool to see this photo.11 hours ago   ·  1
Cathey BottiauLove Farmers market, L.A.6 hours ago   ·  1
Lynn Morris DuronAnd no one got sick from ice cream either. ;)10 hours ago
Ron ShapleyIs that Katoe holding the baby ?10 hours ago
Richard GarciaAwesome!!!9 hours ago
Jeff MelbyStill the best limeaid in LA.6 hours ago
Dave MansfieldOh my god!! Luv this so much Kymmy Faulhaber!!! Happy Frida Friday!!11 hours ago   ·  2
Anna Marie SuttonWhat a great pic!! Thanks VLA! <3 Abba!6 hours ago
Kymmy FaulhaberDave Mansfield Look at that! ABBA at the Farmer's Market!11 hours ago   ·  3
Bridget Montoya SchumPeter Huntley, look how cute they are.10 hours ago   ·  1

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