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

 

Sunset Strip and Larrabee in 1958. The Melody Room went on to become Filthy McNastys, The Central and the Viper Room. The same neon sign for Gill Turners is still on the side of the building today and the Sun-bee grocery is still in business. (Vintage Los Angeles)
Sunset Strip and Larrabee in 1958. The Melody Room went on to become Filthy McNastys, The Central and the Viper Room. The same neon sign for Gill Turners is still on the side of the building today and the Sun-bee grocery is still in business. (Vintage Los Angeles)

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Carmen
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Carmen

I am so thrilled to have found this site. I grew up in LA in the 70s which was an exciting and fun era. I have found memories of The Daisy, Dino’s, Dan Tanas, the Palm.

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[…] (to put it mildly) of L.A.-area history. Self-proclaimed “DeLorean of the Internet” Martino is manager of the popular Vintage Los Angeles Facebook page, which has inspired a series of Vintage Los Angeles video segments. For the second video in the […]

JIM
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LOVED YOUR DAD VERY MUCH.NOT A DAY GOES BY THAT A C/D OF HIS NOT PLAYING IN HOME OR CAR. MAY THE LORD BLESS AND KEEP AND ONE DAY WE ALL WILL BE HEARING AGAIN IN PERSON. JIM

Christiana
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Christiana

I love all the old photos! And my favorite Al Martino song is the one he’s most known for, “Spanish Eyes”. Thank you for this article. Is there a printed version of WeHoVille? Good work Alison!

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luca d

Vintage Los Angeles is the best, and always enjoy the pictures and videos that Ms. Martino posts.
Would be wonderful if this wehoville website would create a section where west hollywood residents cold showcase their vintage pictures. so neat to see our town as it was many years ago before it became beverlybrentmonica, with challenged parking.
had to toss in a dig. 🙂

Todd Bianco
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Alison is a real treasure. I’ve followed her Facebook page for a while now and every vintage photo brings back a fond memory of growing up in Los Angeles. Thanks for the great article on Alison and her Vintage Los Angeles work.