“VLA TV” Web Series

“Vintage Los Angeles” has launched an exciting new channel with all original content! VLA has been busy partnering up with The Ebersole Hughes Company on a new web series featuring beloved Los Angeles landmarks, forgotten places, and residents of the city whose stories have been generated through the community of Vintage Los Angeles.  We plan on documenting and preserving every bit of it!  Our Delorean is all fueled up and ready to go, so jump in!


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Episode 3: La Dolce Vita


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Episode 2: A Cast of Caricatures


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Premier Episode: Tail O’ The Pup


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VLA Web Series

“Vintage Los Angeles” has launched an exciting new channel with all original content! VLA has been busy partnering up with The Ebersole Hughes Company on a new web series featuring beloved Los Angeles landmarks, forgotten places, and residents of the city whose stories have been generated through the community of Vintage Los Angeles.  We plan on documenting and preserving every bit of it!  Our Delorean is all fueled up and ready to go, so jump in!

Episode 3: La Dolce Vita

Vintage Los Angeles sent Aj Benza out on a special assignment to visit one of the greatest vintage Rat Pack style restaurants in the city called La Dolce Vita!! I can’t imagine anyone better than our former host from “Mysteries & Scandals” to bring back the latest on one of Frank Sinatra’s favorite spots! It’s been beautifully cared for and restored by owner Allesandro Uzieli.

Episode 2: A Cast of Caricatures

In our latest VLA-TV episode, we take you inside the Palm Restaurant’s West Hollywood location before their move to Beverly Hills. I’m sure many of you have been wondering what happened to all those legendary caricatures on the walls. Well, VLA was there to capture all the excitement with Angie Dickinson, Mamie Van Doren, Shecky Greene and many other dedicated customers!! We also reveal the back story of The Palm with owners, Bruce Bozzi, and Wally Ganzi! This is one of the most unique preservation stories in L.A. history!

Click here for a review of the “Cast of Caricatures” episode on Wehoville.com.

Click here for another review on Curbed LA.

Episode 1: Tail O’ The Pup

VLA’s web series premieres with a feature on the beloved Los Angeles roadside eatery “Tail O’ The Pup” which mysteriously disappeared from the streets of West Hollywood nearly a decade ago. Its whereabouts have been in question ever since. Vintage Los Angeles uncovers the original hotdog facade that was built in the 1940s and interviews its long-time owners The Blake Family in this exclusive mini-documentary, highlighting the colorful history and future of this lost Angeleno treasure.

Click here for a review of the “Tail O’ The Pup” episode on Wehoville.com.

Click here to listen to Alison discuss the Tail O’ The Pup with Alex Cohen on KPCC radio’s “Take Two”.

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"You give loyalty, you'll get it back. You give love, you'll get it back."

Happy Birthday to Tommy Lasorda of The Los Angeles Dodgers!
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You give loyalty, youll get it back. You give love, youll get it back. 

Happy Birthday to Tommy Lasorda of The Los Angeles Dodgers!

 

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I was just takiri my husband about watching the Dodgers at the stadium in these days (also major showtime laker days). What a treat.

Agreed. However, this works best AFTER the relationship begins (smile)! BTW...Happy Birthday Tom Lasorda!

Happy Birthday Tom. Dodgers 1st place National League West.

Go to youtube and search "Lasorda, Bevacqua" for a good laugh.

I got food poisoning from onion rings in his Marina Del Rey resturant, I don’t blame him though.

Happy Birthday my friend!

I got his autograph one day when he came into our office 😊⚾️

Happy Birthday! My brother Richard Volpe, will always remember meeting you! Not being a baseball fan, he recognized you as The Slim-Fast guy!

Prob sipped wine with every dinner to make it to 91 (not a bad thing) . Happy B-Day, #2

Happy, Happy, Tommy!!!

A Beatle fan, it sounds like.

Happy Birthday Tommy!

I own his book! Happy birthday Tommy

Great manager. Great park.

Happy birthday, Mr. Dodgers!

My dad's favorite Dodger!

91 years young! 😀👏🏻😎❤️

Happy Birthday!

Happy birthday, Skip!

Joel Reavis

Phil Fountain

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If you haven’t already, look into the Robert Kennedy Community Schools which now sits on this site. The Ambassador ballroom - The Cocoanut Grove - (where RFK gave his celebration speech before being gunned down in the kitchen) is now a library. The murals on each end are fantastic.

I use to work Across the street and occasionally had lunch at the ambassador during the early to mid 80's - pretty impressive then and this Film just depresses me - though I appreciate how much work and dedication she put into this . I use to have lunch at the brown derby and remember when they pulled that down too - utterly depressing - replaced it with an ugly strip mall

I know I am not the only one to know I was born in the wrong decade. Thank you for taking me back-that was a fascinating view!!

Very Nice Presentation! My first thought when I saw the Ambassador around 1996? Why it was SOO far from the Street! You had to take an Uber from the Street to get there!

Thank you for sharing these memories. I sang with our high school acapella choir in the 60's there for a radio program. I also got a peek at Nat King Cole preforming there.

Amazing video! Thanks for sharing it! I used to work at the Normandie Wilshire pharmacy after school back in '75 and later at Laykin et Cie inside I. Magnin! So many wonderful memories walking around the area and the visitors and celebrities that stayed at the Ambassador hotel right there! They don't build them like this anymore with the beautiful fountains and Spanish tile!

That was the first hotel to stay at in California. I remember watching tv the nite Bobby was shot while living in Texas.

Thank you, Thank you, For sharing this!!! I’ve always been fascinated and obsessed with this place. I would have my parents drive by it when I was a kid. This place and the Ravenswood were two of my favorites( I would later live in the Ravenswood) I’ve always felt a very strong connection for this place, even now when I drive by and see what is left of the driveway entrance , I feel a pull.

I remember that day..I was 10 years old.

Brilliant! Thank you for sharing this.

Great video! Loved it!!!

Great video. 🙂

Prom, 1978

Amazing!

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