“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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The Runaways

Anyone recognize the freeway?
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The Runaways

Anyone recognize the freeway?

 

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I remember driving on that freeway and a lizard came out from under the passenger seat ran across my feet ..... thank God hardly anyone ever drove that stretch back then.

i take that freeway home every day. it’s the 2 north right before the 210 and the Verdugo Rd and Foothill Blvd exits. i love the 2. Always open and a smooth drive. Now the 210 W is always backed up on my last few miles home.

It was a popular section of freeway on CHiPs, for sure. 15 MPH action sequences. 😀

The CA-2, facing north, just before it merges with the I-210. I remember when none of that was there. Just twisty roads in the mountain canyons.

Runaways opening for The Tubes at the Shrine Auditorium 1975, I think. First LA concert, and first time a little old lady scolded me and told me I couldn't smoke.. or boogie standing up. Geez... 🌴🙄🌴

Looks like when they were first building the grapevine to the north of Hollywood, coming out of the valley.

Sandy West looked great on that bike. #RIP

210/134 interchange with 2 in the background

Saw The Runaways, when I was like 18, at...the Starwood...I had never seen chicks, play guitars, sing,,and be bad ass, I was enthralled, and loved Lita Ford.....

I grew up right there ...lots of Chips filmed at the 2/210 junction

I often find myself thinking that if Sandy West was still alive, a “classic” line-up Runaways reunion could do a pretty lucrative business at the box office playing some decent sized venues. They (like the Ramones & The Quick) were way ahead of the curve.

That’s the freeway section my Dad took me to when teaching me freeway driving. It was still relatively empty in early 90s. I suspect that’s not the case anymore.

Interstate 210, La Crescenta, California (uncompleted freeway) also used for TV show CHIPS., movie Corvette Summer, etc.

Since those are the Neon Angels that must be the Road to Ruin that they're on

2 Freeway with the 210 interchange in the background.

I drove 210 and 2 a lot when I was little. My mom lived in Glendale and we would Commute into the west Hollywood area. Memories!

Check out the bell-bottom jeans and the platform shoes on the guys. I loved the bell-bottoms. Wish they would come back, especially with the skinny jeans now, I think look terrible on men.

Definitely the 2 to the 210 interchange and the foothill off ramp

I don’t know the highway, but I DO have the issue of the bike mag that photo and others appeared in somewhere....

Just down the road from where Lita Ford lived in the mid 80s. She used to shop at Alpha Beta on Foothill when I worked there.

Glendale Freeway northbound just before La Canada. Been there 1,000 x

They took my aunt & uncle’s house away to build that interchange.

They look great on Bikes! What a great name for a club!

Who else just heard the funky, opening grooves of “CHiPs”

Glendale Fwy (Hwy & the I-210 junction, in the Montrose/La Crescenta area.

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