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  • Alison Martino

    Alison Martino is a writer, television producer and personality, and L.A. pop culture historian. She founded the Facebook page Vintage Los Angeles in 2010. In addition to CityThink and VLA, Martino muses on L.A’s. past and present on Twitter.

 

The Mystique of Melrose Avenue

How one mid-city street became the gritty pinnacle of West Coast cool Read more...

Mötley Crüe Was Here

Rainbow Bar & Grill co-owner Mikeal Maglieri talks about his headbanging clientele Read more...

1984 Didn’t End the World After All

Artist Ed Ruscha on the apocalypse that wasn’t Read more...

Finding the Beat with the Go-Go’s

Belinda Carlisle: “We owned the town” Read more...

What I'll Remember About Casey Kasem

Alison Martino on meeting her favorite DJ—and five unforgettable things about him Read more...

Flight of Fancy: “Mad Men” Reveals LAX’s Stylish Side

AMC brings out the best of our airport by featuring Terminal 4’s multicolored wall by designer and graphic artist Charles D. Kratka Read more...

Vintage Los Angeles: Fish Shanty and the Kooky Wonderland That Was Restaurant Row

La Cienega and Beverly Boulevard was once a playful pocket of themed eateries, amusement parks, and nightclubs Read more...

Vintage Los Angeles: Wild Times at the Safari Inn

Burbank's landmark hotel is both a piece of the past and the pop-culture present Read more...

Vintage Los Angeles: Boys Near the Hood

Chauffeurs gather to watch the 1979 Oscar ceremony outside the Music Center Read more...

Back to Basics: Why the Academy Awards Should Return to the Music Center

Oscar night used to be cinema’s coolest cocktail party thanks in large part to the downtown performance space, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year Read more...

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