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Filthy McNasty, Icon of the Old Sunset Strip, Has Died

Filthy McNasty, Icon of the Old Sunset Strip, Has Died

Word is spreading about the death of one of the iconic (and most oddly named) figures of the Sunset Strip -- Filthy McNasty. McNasty,...

Sat, Apr 23, 2016 with 3 Comments
The Godmother: Alison Martino Preserves the History of Old LA and the Sunset Strip

The Godmother: Alison Martino Preserves the History of Old LA and the Sunset Strip

Her Vintage Los Angeles Facebook page focuses heavily on West Hollywood as the home of Old Hollywood

Mon, Nov 30, 2015 with 2 Comments
From Villa Nova to Rainbow Bar and Grill, the 71 Years of an Iconic Sunset Strip Club

From Villa Nova to Rainbow Bar and Grill, the 71 Years of an Iconic Sunset Strip Club

Alison Martino of Vintage Los Angeles interviews Charlotte Dale, 91, who founded Villa Nova with her husband, and Mikael Maglieri, whose...

Sun, Aug 30, 2015 with 5 Comments
Bullwinkle (and Rocky) Find a Temporary Home in WeHo City Hall

Bullwinkle (and Rocky) Find a Temporary Home in WeHo City Hall

UPDATE: Rocky joins Bullwinkle! See Dan Morin’s photo below. Bullwinkle is hanging out at West Hollywood City Hall, at least...

Tue, Aug 11, 2015 with 7 Comments
WeHo’s The Palm: Alison Martino Captures a Cast of Caricatures

WeHo’s The Palm: Alison Martino Captures a Cast of Caricatures

Alison Martino, creator of Vintage Los Angeles, the ultimate online resource for the history of Los Angeles (and especially Hollywood and...

Thu, Nov 06, 2014 with 0 Comments
Model of the Garden of Allah Is Up for Sale

Model of the Garden of Allah Is Up for Sale

Once the Garden of Allah, home in 1918 to actress Alla Nazimova and later, as a residential hotel, to a myriad of other actors, performers...

Sat, Sep 20, 2014 with 4 Comments
WeHo’s Alison Martino Heads Back to Hollywood’s Golden Age with Villa Nova’s Charlotte Dale as Guide

WeHo’s Alison Martino Heads Back to Hollywood’s Golden Age with Villa Nova’s Charlotte Dale as Guide

Former Villa Nova owner Charlotte Dale shares the venue's history with Mikael Maglieri, owner of the Rainbow Bar & Grill that's there now.

Mon, Jul 21, 2014 with 2 Comments
Alison Martino Tracks Historic ‘Tail O’ The Pup’ in Web Video Series Premiere

Alison Martino Tracks Historic ‘Tail O’ The Pup’ in Web Video Series Premiere

Vintage Los Angeles, Alison Martino’s Facebook repository of iconic images of Los Angeles and the Sunset Strip, has launched a web...

Wed, Jun 04, 2014 with 3 Comments
Historic Statue and Mosaic to be Preserved at 8150 Sunset Blvd.

Historic Statue and Mosaic to be Preserved at 8150 Sunset Blvd.

Townscape Partners says it will incorporate the Chase bank glass mosaic and "The Family” sculpture into its design plans.

Thu, May 15, 2014 with 5 Comments
With ‘Vintage Los Angeles,’ Every Day is ‘Throwback Thursday’ for Alison Martino

With ‘Vintage Los Angeles,’ Every Day is ‘Throwback Thursday’ for Alison Martino

A resident of West Hollywood, Martino calls out the history of The Strip on a Facebook page that has garnered more than 140,000 followers.

Wed, Apr 02, 2014 with 6 Comments
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