“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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3 hours ago

Vintage Los Angeles

Board games from TV shows which one would you play?

I’ll take Columbo!
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Alison, love this post! Had a few of these back in the day. However, I still have an unplayed (cardboard player pieces still intact and unseparated) version of this in my Barbara Eden collection, signed by Jeannie herself.

My favorite as a kid was Have Gun Will Travel.

I have a bunch of old ones I've nabbed at estate sales and thrift stores - six million dollar man, escape from new york, alf, it takes two (nbc), etc.

Well, I'd take Charlie Weaver to block, Alison ! 🙂

still got my Emergency game... and the Starsky & Hutch game as well!

Vintage Los Angeles, Ooh ooh, I need the Laverne and Shirley and Happy Days duo!

I watched when I was living In WI and dreaming of CA.

These are all so awesome but I never knew there was a Kojak game so I'd pick that one! Love me some Telly!

The CSPAN game was always lots of fun at our house.

As a kid I loved "Video Village" which I'll bet most of you don't remember. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_Village

Always appeared to be more fun than in practice. As kids, remember playing them once, then never again. Never challenging, just extending the brand.

I bought an old memory a few years ago. The Hullabaloo dance book with all the steps. Had it as a pre-teen. Took me forever to use the right search terms to bring it up on the net because I didn't remember it being associated with the show Hullabaloo.

I used to have a M*A*S*H game in college.

These are incredible! An era long gone!

Yep I would love to play that game Columbo

That looks like Donna Mckechnie on the Hullabaloo box

These look like so much fun!

Loved The Hardy Boys books but never seen a TV show????

My brother and I used to have the S.W.A.T board game. Played it all the time!

Charlie’s Angels for sure😍♥️

Give me The Addams Family!!

Didn’t own one of them, but I’d take Hollywood Squares, loved that show.

We had "Happy Days"; think I was about 8 & it was a family Christmas present. Ben Lower, "Emergency!" is among these!

I want to be on Hollywood squares with Paul Lynde!

Ooooh! I want an Electric Teen!

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20 hours ago

Vintage Los Angeles

"A Christmas Swim in Hollywood"

Photographed by Slim Aarons in 1954. This was his wife, Rita Aarons floating in a gorgeous vividly coloured swimming pool surrounded by bauble decorations and a giant christmas tree in the water. Only in L.A.
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A Christmas Swim in Hollywood 

Photographed by Slim Aarons in 1954. This was his wife, Rita Aarons floating in a gorgeous vividly coloured swimming pool surrounded by bauble decorations and a giant christmas tree in the water. Only in L.A.

 

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When I was a kid we lived in Palm Springs. My parents kept the patio furniture in the shallow end of the pool. But never the xmas tree!

Just classic California Christmas! I love it.

I’ve always loved this picture so much!!! ♥️

Love this! And it relieves the Once upon a time in Hollywood fatigue.

Love the Hollywood sign in the background!

What I appreciate most is how the low-lying home blends in with the landscape. It's very Western...as it SHOULD be. These huge homes that cover so much of the Los Angeles area these days put man's creation above the beauty of the land itself..

Still a favorite photo, showing off So Cal! ❤️😎💚

I love when this comes up in my feed every Christmas season 🎄

Mt.Lee in the background...what an awesome view!

Complete with a Charlie Brown Christmas tree!

Truly my favorite photo of all time

Love the Hollywood sign on the hill!

This is awesome on many levels!

That’s how we celebrate Christmas in L.A.

So pretty and it looks so fun!

When I see pics like this, I wonder what the house looks like now, if it is still there, who lives there now. just love it!!

Confession: I love this and wish that I could be in this pool.

Always the pinked brick borders. Wonderful.

Amazing.. Echo Park above Sunset Blvd...

Oh perfect, you gotta have the teeny “Hollywood” sign far in the background! Thats the cherry on top!

And the awesome thing about this innocent picture, is there is no pretentiousness...just fun and real and not meant to be some picture they thought would go viral (although I hope this one does ☺️) The good ol days of real coolness 👏👏

Love Slim Aarons!

Coolest pic ever !!!❤️

It’s ridiculous and I love it!

Well now I want a tree in my pool!

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