“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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10 hours ago

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Nothing more chilling then those two notes... ...

 

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I have never watched the movie JAWS. 40 years later ... tomorrow night at the Bowl!🌟

I can tell you something that is more chilling those two notes.....it is paying money to sit and enjoy a film with a phenomenal live orchestra ,and as soon as they start playing, people start cheering, giving high 5’s and filming it on their phones.

Scariest opening scene EVER! 🦈😱

Awesome!

1975 all over again 😱

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15 hours ago

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No extras here. This is an actual photograph taken in Westwood during the summer of ‘69. (They’re standing in line at the Bruin. The Fox theatre is across the street). Word is Tarantino’s production is headed there next for an entire recreation of the village - Hari Krishna’s and all. I assume images like this would be quite resourceful. If his art department only knew what VLA’s personal archives consisted of. If anyone out there has a connection to his team, please message me. ...

No extras here. This is an actual photograph taken in Westwood during the summer of ‘69. (They’re standing in line at the Bruin. The Fox theatre is across the street). Word is Tarantino’s production is headed there next for an entire recreation of the village - Hari Krishna’s and all. I assume images like this would be quite resourceful. If his art department only knew what VLA’s personal archives consisted of. If anyone out there has a connection to his team, please message me.

 

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Still a college town then

Their clothing styles aren't that different from today

I believe Mario’s was across the street from the theaters. Their pizza was wonderful and the Italian waiters loved my two blond friends. Westwood Village in the ‘60’s was so pleasant.

wonder what they are waiting to see perhaps Butch Cassidy, Easy Rider, Midnight Cowboy??

IMDB-The Lost Man opened July 11, 1969. Cooks? Predates Machos! The Village Deli! I loved it until I got food poisoning. And the Hamlet was around the corner.

Here’s the MANN’s Festival it’s still there 10 years ago the New Beverly brought the seats from this theatre

That 5th guy back is awesome! 🙂

You should just contact them and get hired as a consultant Alison! He can afford you, no doubt about it!

I can think of a no better consultant Alison. He needs you and your archives!

I was working at Pickwick Bookshop in 1968 when someone from a studio art department walked in looking for source material for a movie set among the Maya Indians of Yucatan. It just so happened I'd visited that region as a young teen, and so I loaned her many of my snapshots from that visit to Mexico. The studio art department lost them all. End of story.

Looks like flat strappy sandals were all the rage that summer!😁

Yes, Mario’s was across the street. Loved Westwood in the 60’s!

The Village Delicatessen ..AKA "The VD". ate there many times.

Your archives are amazing! Thanks for sharing.

The guys in front are “giving it a chance.”

Would you insist they re-create the Hamburger Hamlet?

I was there. That summer was everything being 17.

Used to pop into Alice's Restaurant down the street. Great place. One on Malibu Pier for a while also.

I saw Easy Rider there in 1970. Loved going to the Bruin and after to Shakeys pizza

Would be funny if it was a remake of Harold and Maude, lol

Aww is the “time machine” set gone from Hollywood Blvd? I wanted to peek before it goes back to blah 🙁

Is this for the Manson movie

Marc... the VD!!

AJ Iniguez 🙂

Steven Espinosa, Brad Erickson

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