“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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7 hours ago

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Good riddance Charles Manson

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It's the anniversary of the Manson Murders. This horrific crime changed the tone of Southern California over night and pretty much ended the 60's. Particularly the hippie culture. Flower power, free love, 'long hairs', and psychedelic substances were observed in a much darker light after this day in 1969. If you were alive and living in L.A. at the time, how chilling was witnessing this newsreel at the time? Because it's just as frightening today...
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did he finally die?

There's always some fool who thinks "Manson was cool", or some such nonsense. No doubt, some will show up...

He should arrive in hell in about 30 minutes.

No more of my taxes for the ultimate creeper.

I can't believe he lived so damn long.

Good he was pure evil!!!

This man had severe paranoid schizophrenia. To say good riddance seems to miss that fact, just like his followers did. If you had heard him speak back then you should have understood he needed a dollar to go get some food at jack in the box (since our gov leaves it to the man in the street to take car of the mentally ill). There should have been no mystery about his mental illness.

They should have given him the electric chair death penalty wasting tax payers money all these years.It makes me sick to my stomach hearing the news in the 1970s about Sharon Tate she was 6 month pregnant and begged for her life before she was brutally murdered.

I was staying at a girlfriends house in Alhambra,we were about 13 at the time,and her Aunt knew Mr.La Bianca and called my friends mom to tell her about it...It was a scary time in LA...I,ll never forget that!

Great use of tax money. They should bury him in a golden coffin now. With an Italian marble tombstone over-looking the Pacific from a plot in Malibu.

i don’t usually wish ill will on anyone but he really should’ve gone straight to hell years ago for what he did🔥🔥🔥 and you’re soooo right, good riddance!

"I've never wished a man dead, but I have read some obituaries with great pleasure." - Unknown

This Evil started when I was a teenager. I don’t think today’s people appreciate how horrified the world was when Manson and his cult murdered and gutted a pregnant woman. And why? This psychopath was trying to ignite a Race War between whites and blacks by making is look like these people had been murdered by blacks so he could step in and save the day as his first step to Power as the Messiah. This lowlife should have been executed in 1972 Nine people dead and it did not end there with his cult follower, Squeaky Fromme trying to assassinate President Ford. Then there were the “Manson Family” members who went missing at Spahn Ranch, as well as the murders of Gary Hinman, Bernard "Lotsapoppa" Crowe, James L. T. Willett, and Donald Shea. Thank goodness this Evil has been removed. However, one worries how his “Family” will react. I doubt it is over.

Good riddance seems wholly appropriate.

Manson also received first-degree murder convictions for two other deaths. Manson was originally sentenced to death, but his sentence was commuted to life imprisonment when California invalidated the state's death penalty statute in 1972. ...

And how much did it cost us to keep this guy alive? Should have been put to death way back then. Good riddance, finally.

I worked at Morley's drugstore in Beverly Hills in 1968 and made a delivery to 10050 Cielo Dr. At that time, Terry Melcher and his girlfriend Candace Bergen lived there. Sharon and Roman didn't move in until February of 1969! I drove up the driveway, the electric gate opened and I dropped off a package at the back of the ranch house!

I can pray there is a worse place than he'll for these abominations! I can still recall the horror of awakening (in low angeles) to the headlines and need stories. The fear and pain were palpable!

I lived in Chatsworth & was a senior in high school & we used to drive by Span Ranch everyday, not even knowing.....Those were frightening times.....

Good riddance is right even though I am not the One who will judge him according to his deeds. His earthly deeds were heinous.

Yes! Good riddance. Working at One Wilshire, I saw the girls every day. It was an atrocious reminder of the carnage. I'm pleased that that part of it is gone.

I just heard on the news If someone from his family doesn't claim his body in 10 days the prison will have to decide what to do with it. Bonfire??!! 😂😂😂

the great tom snyder actually went to the prison and did an “interview,” and - i remember his relief getting out of there!

I wonder what kind of hellish existence produced him, as people like that rarely arise out of a vacuum.

Susan Atkins is greeting him in hell. 🖕🏼🖕🏼🖕🏼🖕🏼🖕🏼

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10 hours ago

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Steve Wonder performing on the American Music Awards in 1973Stevie Wonder - Superstition - American Music Awards - 1974 ...

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Take me back to the 1970s please!

Got an 8- track player for Christmas in 73 with 3 tapes , Stones , James Taylor and Stevie Wonder .

Thanks for posting. I was 13-14 in '73 and this was the first time I saw Stevie Wonder perform. He won many awards that night and I'll never forget the impression it made on me laying on the gold shag carpet of my parent's room watching on a portable t.v. in Orange County.

24 years old and looking so fly. Band was so tight!

I must be getting old, but the "music" on this show today is garbage!! Where's the Rock n roll?

It's trippy seeing my father young.

Back when performers had real talent.

Love this

What a jam! Great song!

Ali Wallace

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