“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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So sorry to report of yet ANOTHER institution closing...

According to an inside source, Fiddlers Bistro is being forced to close on July 2nd after 44 years because of another instance of the landlord refusing to negotiate a reasonable rent for them. It's basically another "cat and fiddle" type situation. It's just so sad losing all our little neighborhood mainstays. Let's hope they can find another location like 'the fiddle' successfully did.

BTW, It is not easy for me to consistently announce funereal news, but I feel this page needs to know as I receive word. 😰
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Vintage Los AngelesI'm not sure what this means for the park plaza lodge hotel connected next door47 minutes ago   ·  2
Alison LassHave eaten there with my parents many Sundays "after church." Was the place we had breakfast last year where I told my dad (with my mom who already knew) that my husband wanted a divorce. A most devastating moment at a place of comfort. A place we'd been many times and shared good and bad news and experienced life and good food and people watching. Wow this news is very, very sad.50 minutes ago   ·  2
Rick BeaverI find it very sad that Los Angeles is not the cute, wonderful city it once was. It used to be so wonderful living here and all that has changed. Everything now is about money and how much you can sell or rent a place for. Most homes in nice areas are now selling for over a million dollars. The middle class people are being driven out and LA is becoming a rich man's paradise. Basically, some of it has to do with the younger generation wanting everything bigger, modern and more dense. It is a shame that anything old has to be torn down because it is not good enough for them.8 minutes ago
Scott MooreIt must be terribly difficult to post these. I, for one, am very grateful to you for keeping those of us who no longer live in Los Angeles up to date with ALL the changes. Happy AND sad. Thank you, Alison.42 minutes ago   ·  1
Machek KoziolKinda funny everyone is surprised about all these restaurants closing. What did you all think would happen when everyone voted for massive minimum wage increases?20 minutes ago   ·  1
Poppy DunneIf anyone has leads on new jobs for the waitstaff, please reach out. They're lovely, professional people who I hope can land on their feet quickly.7 minutes ago
Lance LaShelleThanks for the info! Always sad when a familiar place closes doors. **Where was Fiddlers? I've been away from LA for a while. ALSO, is Hamburger Hamlet still around ? My fav!!21 minutes ago
Mike WrenThank you for these posts. We always have tried to support the independent businesses and we are always sad to see them forced out by the greed that seems to be everywhere. .....same old story.28 minutes ago
Kevin ParcherPlease continue to let us know; sad but essential news and I appreciate it because in many cases I wouldn't know otherwise..51 minutes ago   ·  1
Steven de MenaThanks for letting us know. I live across the street in Park La Brea (for 47 years!)38 minutes ago   ·  1
Tracey Lee BrownNo, no, no, no! It took them forget to rent that slab next door, so what do the landlords think they'll get out of this?30 minutes ago   ·  1
Justin AusmanThere's alot of empty store fronts and places in Los Angeles. How are these land lords making money with empty spaces?52 minutes ago   ·  1
Russ BickersAnother one of my fav eateries closing against their wishes. I had my retirement dinner there.51 minutes ago   ·  1
St TierneyOne of my favorite Hollywood restaurants. This is horrible news.34 minutes ago
Sam DeleonThanks! I haven't been there in years; will go back once more before their last day.57 minutes ago
Kathie WoodThat's sad, use to eat lunch there when I worked in Cal Fed's design dept.26 minutes ago
Mary KnappIt's over with in Santa Barbara for sure ! No soul here ...12 minutes ago
Marika Jett HickeyNooooooooo. My dad and his friends used to drink there too often.23 seconds ago
Brendan BarryI live on Martel and hate this news. Such a great neighborhood mainstay59 minutes ago
Sandra WillardNo! We go there for breakfast all the time. These greedy landlords.......43 minutes ago
Anna StatmanLove fiddlers. Loved it when it was up on beverly too. I will miss it. Been a. Ig part of my la51 minutes ago
Jaclyn TaylorMy mom loves this place. I've never been. I'll have to try to get there before they're gone.13 minutes ago
Carole A. Hoilien McNairGREED!55 minutes ago   ·  1
Laura Foster FranksPoppy Dunne...did you hear about this???23 minutes ago
Susan ReimersDamnit, sister! 😭57 minutes ago

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