“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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"This is the city...”

Remembering California native, producer, actor and creator of “Dragnet”, Jack Webb on his 100th birthday. Jack was born in Santa Monica, Ca on this day in 1920.

Webb and his production partner R.A. Cinader also launched “Adam-12” on NBC in 1968. A spinoff of “Dragnet”.

Check out the Jack Webb Archives for personal photos and treasures from his family archives.

“Just the facts, ma’am”
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This is the city...”

Remembering California native, producer, actor and creator of “Dragnet”, Jack Webb on his 100th birthday. Jack was born in Santa Monica, Ca on this day in 1920.

Webb and his production partner R.A. Cinader also launched “Adam-12” on NBC in 1968. A spinoff of “Dragnet”. 

Check out the Jack Webb Archives for personal photos and treasures from his family archives.

“Just the facts, ma’am”

 

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Happy Birthday Pally!!!

Actress Julie Bennett who was arrested at the end of a DRAGNET 1970 show, has past away at the age of 88 from the COVID-19 it was reported today. Julie Bennett also appeared on two episodes of GET SMART, and did voice over work for Hanna-Barbara and Jay Ward cartoons.

I think that was my favorite show as a kid. It was also my ex's fav as well. We had whole episodes memorized and would bounce quotes off on another. Drove our friends crazy!

If you guys are Dragnet/Jack Webb fans if you haven't seen the 1954 Dragnet movie, I recommend it! Joe Friday has some great smart alec tough guy lines. For example, to a guy standing up from a chair and about to get tough, Joe tells him "Unless you're growin', sidown!" In that trademark growl that only Jack Webb could deliver. Awesomeness!

Watch this every morning on MEtv. I just saw the episode about the pot smoking couple, and the guy tells Friday about how marijuana will someday be packaged, taxed and sold in stores. I literally laughed out loud at that scene.

REST IN PEACE ... JULIE BENNETT

Happy Birthday Jack. We'll meet some day. Enjoyed ALL the Dragnet shows from '52 to '69. And enjoyed all the Adam 12 shows that you helped produce.

Cinadar has LA county station 127 named after him for his work on Emergency.

The copper clapper caper with Johny Carson is the funniest bit ever recorded for tv..

...plenty of vintage LA may still be seen in the background of these shows...including a busted Al Martino on Adam-12...

Jack Webb was the first custom celebrity kitchen our shop ever fabricated. In Century City? I worked in the shop so I never went to the job site. Maybe early to mid 1970's. Just the facts, Ma'am!

My dad who worked for the LAPD was a consultant for Dragnet and they actually had an actor who looked vaguely like him play him in one episode. That was pretty cool.

And lets not forget "Emergency" staring his ex-wife (Julie London) and her husband Bobby Troupe (who played at the China Trader in Toluca Lake).

I watch 2 episodes every evening on TV..they are in reruns here in Colorado Springs..

I loved him in Sunset Blvd., liked his TV work, especially Emergency!, but HATED his antihippie crap. I hope he found peace, still looking myself.

Went to Belmont (my high school) about three miles from City Hall -downtown Los Angeles.

You have the right to remain silent, anything thing you say can and will be used against you. In the court of law.

I live in Colorado Springs and see old 'Dragnet' shows at 4:30am and 5am when I am up extra early in the mornng.

Jack Webb an original, often imitated, never equaled.

I was working day watch out of Wilshire Division

Cinader also worked on ‘Emergency’.

So vividly recall the rhythmic theme music!!

You can still hear Dragnet on Sirius XM, Radio Classics channel

Hanging on the wall in my office..

My mother’s first boyfriend, when they were at Belmont HS.

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