Alison Martino featured on the nationally syndicated show “The Insider”

Alison has appeared multiple times on the nationally syndicated television show, “The Insider”.

In an extended segment on March 5th, Alison was interviewed by Insider host Michael Yo on the evolution of the Sunset Strip from it’s heyday in the ’60s through its current “architectural nervous breakdown”. From The Doors at the Whisky, through John Belushi hanging out at the Rainbow, and Prince performing at the House of Blues, Alison gives her unique insight from having grown up right in the center of it all. Also included are additional interviews with Bruce Vilanch and Billy Corgan.

On April 6th, The Insider brought in Alison again to discuss the impending demolition of the Sunset Strip’s “Hustler” building, which will be replaced by an exclusive “members only” club.

As segments are available online, links will be provided below.

The Insider: Hollywood’s Sunset Strip: Iconic or Thing of the Past?

From the 1960s through the 1990s, the Sunset Strip was the epicenter of American music. For years, legendary artists like the Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Guns N’ Roses played the nights away at iconic clubs like the Roxy and the Whisky a Go Go. But the one and a half miles of famed pavement through West Hollywood, Calif., has seen its heyday come and go, and some of the most recognized buildings are being replaced by high-rise hotels and condos.


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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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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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