“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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9 hours ago

Vintage Los Angeles

NBC's Sign Off from 1985

"Wishing you all a good night"
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How many of you immediately think of Poltergeist?

An insomniac's worst nightmare. lol.

Even back in the 60's, I'd just switch to KCOP 13 and watch whatever crappy science fiction (It! The Terror from Beyond Space) or film noir movie Cal Worthington was sponsoring. To this day I STILL hate the Dutch angle... I always got dizzy tilting my head.

In the mid 60's... one station would have... Movies Til-Dawn... . Hard to believe that even in the mid 80's..that TV went off the air... . As a kid I liked all night radio shows.... with people calling in telling ghost stories or something.. .

Something about that lilt in "Goodnight!" makes it seem so genuine — like he knew some poor saps were up so late that they're up early and he truly wished them well.

And this is where I was awakened with a start!

Being raised in Tulsa, OK, I was lucky to have a wonderful ABC affiliate KTUL that had a great creative staff and wonderful promotion team. This was their sign off in the 70s; Chief Dick West signing The Lord’s Prayer. Still gives me chills. youtu.be/UReVVrbL8xs

Do you have any other late night KNBC announcer videos? I was friends with another one of them, Gene Knight.

I also liked the High Flight sign off (KTLA?). That takes me back.

KNBC.....those were the days.

Does anyone know when stations stopped going off the air like this?

I miss goodnight l.a. waaaay b,,4 m t v

I loved the sign offs.

What? No national anthem?

Cool

And this is where I was awakened with a start!

I wonder how many.. "Youngers" understand Poltergeist these days...

These are cool. Before my time... youtu.be/ps1FwDI09Gk

Go back to sleep...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ir9Q7gzOoz8

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11 hours ago

Vintage Los Angeles

VIntage Logos!

Did any of these actually scare you growing up? Or did you find them exciting? Like something REALLY EVENTFUL was about to take place!
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I must add that my cat ran out of the room as I was uploading this. He was terrified of the “screen gems” synthesizer sounds and SPLIT...ears pinned back, spazed out fluffy tail and all!!

The CBS special logo always meant something exciting was going to be on— usually Charlie Brown!

When you saw this intro, you knew something good was coming on.

Mark Vll always got me. I always thought the guy was going to hit his hand!

Same as VS Levin and Michael. I love all of these and the HBO one is spectacular. But, th Outer Limits opening did scare me, as a little guy.

Haha Alison , didn’t you say one of them scared you?

Entertainment presents I association with the Muppet show ..

I was obsessed by logos and theme songs. The only thing that scared me was, "we interrupt this broadcast to bring you the following news bulletin." My heart would beat fast, my blood pressure would rise, and tears would come to my eyes. To me it meant that either the president was shot or we had just declared war. I lived for the NBC Peacock and years later, I fell head over heals for the HBO theme.

Spinning CBS meant that Charlie Brown was coming on!!!! Love all of these! Such great memories!!

Some of these are making me feel like I may need to go to therapy tomorrow...

It’s comforting to watch these.

The Rankin/Bass logo is etched in my brain for animated Christmas programs.

The LBS Communications used to scare me only because it was right after Tales From The Darkside.

I was scared by the PBS Logo, the Pinball Viacom Logo and the Paramount Logo when I was growing up.

Mark VII Limited scared me. I always imagined that man was in prison.

The CBS Eye from the early 60s scared me. It came after the Twilight Zone episodes.

Logos never scared me. The theme from Medical Center used to scare the hell out of me.

Wasn’t there a guy who used to hit a gong?

Love Logos! The Viacom V of Doom was always a little troubling for me, though.

Thanks to whoever came up with this video compilation because it definitely brings back memories. The Rankin Bass ending brings back Christmas Memories because it was the ending for the "Twas the Night Before Christmas" cartoon.

When I'd see the "ITC" logo it was time for Thunderbirds, baby!

Only the Outer Limits opening worried me.

Interesting... I wound up working on shows for 10 of the 16 organizations shown.

No fear. Didn’t pay too much attention to them but after watching them all I remember all of them so I guess they were effective.

OMG! The nostalgia! The Screen Gems always confused me as a kid. I remember asking my dad what the dancing sticks meant. 🤔

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