“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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18 hours ago

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Fairfax High School, 1975 ... See MoreSee Less

Fairfax High School, 1975

 

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Coats like the one on the left need to make a come back

The guys in my school never looked this cool.

Fairfax High School April 1965 Taken by me with back to Melrose on Senior Photo Day for class of 65. Obviously, before total 1967 remodel.

Andre Richie homecoming King of Fairfax H.S. RIP 💔

sharp! Too bad guys don't dress cool like this anymore

Stylin! Better than sweats and yoga pants worn to school today.

Class of '78! Brown and Beige Senior color day. Across from the boys locker room in the way to the parking lot. Myself and my besties!!!

Slash went to Fairfax amongst many others. Herb Alpert, Phil Spector, Mila Kunis, Demi Moore, Ricardo Montalban just to name a few.

look how sharp they look! No pants sagging off their behinds!

That photo is from my yearbook...lol! The good old daze.🕺🏻

RIP Andre Richie Nicest guy ever!

Huggy Bear High School

now that is style. <3

A happier and more carefree time to be alive than just a decade later.

Is that David Lee Roth??

I don't think I'm cool enough to even look at this photo.

I went to summer school there one year and I remember the teacher said you will always remember this day because today is 7/7/77 (July 7, 1977) and when you write that date down today you will always remember where you were today. Turned out to be true. Lol

I was in the Class of '67....The "Summer of Love"

Which goes to prove: we were much cooler back in the day

So this is where David Lee Roth was inspired for his outfits

I'd dress like that if I could find clothes like that now

David Lee Roth of Van Haven used to wear almost identical pants on stage as the guy in the right.

Whoa. Some seriously cool cats.

dude on the left is styling. Guy on the right is cool too, but the left guy is hot

My mom’s alma mater. Class of ‘69

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18 hours ago

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I’ve been waiting to see what the fate of this old neighborhood structure would be over the last few years, but it was finally leveled yesterday. It was located at La Cienega & Holloway and it always reminded me a bit of Pandora’s Box. Wonder what’s going up now? Anyone out there know? ... See MoreSee Less

I’ve been waiting to see what the fate of this old neighborhood structure would be over the last few years, but it was finally leveled yesterday. It was located at La Cienega & Holloway and it always reminded me a bit of Pandora’s Box. Wonder what’s going up now? Anyone out there know?

 

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Combo Arthur Treacher's Fish & Chips / Chase Bank

Yep, as others have indicated, it's a model home, owned by the Max Azria group. This is the URL from the billboard: maxazriabreaksground.com

I used to know somebody lived there in the late 70's early 80's. They paid their mortgage from the rent money they got for the billboard sign company. Back then I think there was only one billboard. Flippers was across the street, trains still ran 1x a day down SM Blvd, and my old Scoutmaster Mr Mogul had the used office furniture store on the S/E corner SM Blvd and La Cienega Blvd. As a side note: Mr Mogul used to be a professional magician known as "The Great Mogul". He used to take me to Berg's (upstairs) Magic Shop on Hollywood Bl where you could only get in if they knew you or you had the secret password. Mere mortals would shop down the block at Hollywood Magic, but the pro's all shopped and lurked at Bergs (late 60's early 70's) What a treat for a kid to hang out there!

I was a part-owner for a very short period @1997 in a post-production company occupying the office on the west side of this building. I got in & out so quickly that I don’t remember who had the main office, but there was an eccentric artist living in the really cool studio apartment with a great internal courtyard behind the Alta Cienega. Hard to believe that was over 20 years ago now.

It's crazy how CA destroys their history. When I moved out here to the Ozark's 10 years ago, I noticed how careful they are with theirs. They honor their relatives and "REMEMBER". Me thinks SoCal is full of ambitious young people who don't have an understanding of the importance of where we came from

A new Tower Records!!!

A beige 8-story box of overpriced condos?

What are they going to construct there ?? Please don't say a hotel !!!

Pretty soon I won’t even recognize Sunset Blvd☹️

Y’all ready? I live next door and was told it’s going to be a model home. For real. You can view it and have it built on your property. What?! So odd.

I remember the ever present Shuki billboard there. He was the 1970’s partner of the infamous Saban.

I frequented “Pandora’s Box” back in the 60’s

Wow, what a cynical bunch.

The first house is where I was born and grew up. Went yesterday to witness the tear down. The foreman says they will be putting in models for Container Homes.

Probably going to built another F*cking Chick-Fil-A. Why can't LA learn something about basic Architecture and realize that SO MANY these architectural gems CAN BE SAVED and re-purposed into something new, fresh, and modern? They do it all over the Country and other parts of the World every day. Why not here? Hell, they do it in some parts of LA, depending on who the property investor is and the Love they share with this city's rich history. But they should do it More Often. Makes no sense to destroy the old all the time. Los Angels is beginning to look more and more like a Mall with very little character. (I used to live in LA for 14 years and work in the Architecture and Environmental Design industry. So I KNOW what I'm talking about here.). It makes no logical sense. But the city and developers keep lying to the public on how these old structures "can't be saved" and they keep eating it up. They say it's a matter of money and how much more it would cost to upgrade these sites and structures. THEN they turn right around and end up Paying More than those early estimates (Almost DOUBLE at times) on something new the public, and communities, Really Hate. I know all this first hand by working on projects for "developers" in the past. Do some research of your own if you don't believe me. It's True....All of it.

Was that once the location of Coconut Teasers nightclub?

I thought it was an eyesore it was time to rebuild something!

How @bout a new Zody’s

something totally hideous I'm sure

all I could find on that unused retail building built in 1924... looks like a commercial building... permits.weho.org/etrakit3/Search/project.aspx?activityNo=DVP18-0015

Was that a bar in the mid nineties?

A disgrace what the city is permitting to be done. This is not progress. Just greed. Legal mind you. I don't even recognize some bits of the Sunset anymore.

Vintage Los Angeles is absolutely one of my favorite pages on Facebook. Are there other LA centric pages out there? If there are, I’d appreciate any suggestions..

This is Weho, so must be yet another hotel..... 👎🏻

Just what we need .... a new starbucks ...

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