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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Tony FormicaHey Alison I watched your programs #teambette "Bette Davis "Mysteries & Scandals" & "Joan Crawford "Mysteries & Scandals" I haven't the time yet to watch the others but am planning on it these where fun thanks youtu.be/bdPjVMy_FCU6 hours ago   ·  2
Alana ChambersAny idea what year this would've been?7 hours ago
Karen Nordli SheridanI think I'd like to hang out with her!7 hours ago   ·  4
Michael AndoliniAbsolutely Love This!❤ why, if I were still drinking I would surely change my brand of whiskey to Jim Beam fer'sure! Lol, Thanks again VLA!☆ #TeamBette7 hours ago   ·  4
Elisabeth Greenbaum KassonSuch a cool pic. Also, it's almost transgressive to see an older actress in an ad. I love Bette's face. That 1/2 smile is everything.6 hours ago   ·  3
Lorin CowellCigarettes, bourbon and lots of coffee. (one would suppose) Just two years younger than and from just down the road from Thelma Todd. I wonder if the two ever met.7 hours ago   ·  1
Jill BorakWhat Becomes a Legend Most? ALF this summer on MeTV. "No problem, Bette!"7 hours ago   ·  4
Peter ArceoThe good old days...when smoking and drinking hard liquor was celebrated.7 hours ago   ·  8
Greg Clancey"You can have your Pepsi, Joan. I'm sticking with Jim Beam".7 hours ago   ·  1
Cathy SimonJim Beam, Kents and Yuban. Mom's food pyramid7 hours ago   ·  3
Mark J. GoluskinAmazing ad. It could never happen today.7 hours ago   ·  9
Cat TarbellI wonder if she bit her nails, they're awfully short. I'm wondering if that's Bette's hand, at all.7 hours ago   ·  1
Tony Formicathere is a whole series of these ads of Bette and Jim Beam #teambette6 hours ago
Tiffany Cook LemieuxWow. I really enjoyed "Feud".7 hours ago   ·  2
Leigh JansenHey she's got Bette Davis eyes7 hours ago   ·  2
JoAnn RossIs that her hand? Looks big and masculine.4 hours ago   ·  1
Craig StepanekIt glamorous to be an old drunk broad4 hours ago   ·  1
Ted BrackettGreat Ad...but I doubt she ever drank JB.6 hours ago
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Dirk BiermannHer mother told her to only speak good of the dead.8 minutes ago
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ATTENTION Disneyland fans!!!

Had an extremely rare opportunity to get a small private tour of the back room of the Van Eaton Galleries. Owner, Mike Van Eaton not only has a rare collection of vintage animation cells, original artwork, and posters, he has an spellbinding collection of vintage Disneyland artifacts from the theme park dating back to the 50s! Take a look at this video I shot this afternoon. The gallery will be auctioning all of this off in June. Stay tuned for more details!
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Mike Van Eaton gives Vintage Los Angeles a private tour of his very rare and collectible Disneyland artifacts that will be going up for auction this June!

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Vintage Los AngelesAt one point I almost tripped over something filming this. Then I thought about the fact I almost tripped on something made by Walt Disney!10 hours ago   ·  10
Stefan HallgrenAaww. This is just amazing. AND its so very clear that everything you are doing is perfect for a TV format that could be sold globally. This for instance could be a complete episode. I get script ideas in my head from all your little reports with material enough to develop at least four seasons/40 episodes. I could write a pitch with the main angles/narrative and then we throw it at a network and see if it sticks! 😀8 hours ago   ·  1
Steve SobczukThat stuff should be in the Smithsonian. Incredible.10 hours ago   ·  6
A.b. AllenThanks so much for posting this Alison. Wish I were out there. Might have to try to bid online.9 hours ago   ·  2
Joe McParlandIt's magical! Thanks for sharing! Brought back some great memories, especially from the old Submarine Voyage.10 hours ago   ·  1
Brian Lizarraga LynchI know Chris Hardwick is a Disney freak, and he married into Hearst money. He might just sweep the whole auction.8 hours ago   ·  1
Bill HughesThank You for this video! I was there in the mid 50's and these items are all familiar!8 hours ago   ·  1
Steve ChappellOh, if I could only afford that Skyway poster ...8 hours ago   ·  2
Lana WilderDefinitely an "E" ticket!!9 hours ago   ·  6
Bob McNeel Jr.Nancy thought you might like this...9 hours ago   ·  2
Sandra MontgomeryRon Oliver You NEED that Tiki shield. NEED. IT!8 hours ago   ·  1
Erin Christine WyantSoooo coooool9 hours ago   ·  1
Ian Andrew JonesWow!9 hours ago   ·  1
Tom ChandAlison, do you know how I can share your post with it including the writing that you use before a photograph or a link? I just shared this, and only the you tube link came through. Thanks.8 hours ago
Kathy Sanborn BaccusAw...the Submarine Ride was my fave when I was a kid. Wish I could have something from Captain Hook's Galley (no longer there)....I loved serving up clam chowder & tuna fish sandwiches in my saucy pirate wench costume when I was 18 in 1976! LOL7 hours ago   ·  1
Roger AldiI remember the Yippie invasion -- and how they "liberated" Aunt Jamima!9 hours ago   ·  2
Esther HarrisLove the mermaid!7 hours ago
Marc BerlinerI want that Tiki wall ornament!6 hours ago
Kit O'CarraJanice, check this out.8 hours ago   ·  1
Ken KovacicLiz Kovacic. Vintage Disneyland stuff!56 minutes ago
Erin Cagney NelsonOMG!!!!5 hours ago
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Peggy TibusI'd love to attend the auction!10 hours ago
Diane BourdetWow...count your blessings:)9 hours ago

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