La Scala Beverly Hills turns 60

Alison Martino Hollywood

La Scala Beverly Hills turns 60 La Scala celebrates its 60th anniversary this April. This old-school legendary institution is not only popular with celebs, but with neighborhood locals and tourists. I have ordering La Scala’s most famous invention, the chopped salad, since the 1970s. I sub out the salami and cheese and add in tomatoes, onions, and extra garbanzo beans. …

Nancy Sinatra Interview with Alison Martino

Alison Martino Hollywood

Nancy Sinatra Talks About “These Boots Are Made for Walkin”on it’s 50th anniversary. The hit song that inspired a generation of women to “start walkin’” turns 50, Nancy Sinatra’s “These Boots are Made For Walkin’”, was a ’60s sensation. (If by some inexplicable misfortune you’ve never seen the video, stop everything and check out this amazing artifact of era-capturing grooviness …

Beverly Hills Most Famous Gas Station

Alison Martino Hollywood

As Burton Way becomes “Little Santa Monica,” an unlikely landmark welcomes people to the heart of Beverly Hills. It’s a gas station. Originally intended to be part of the Los Angeles International Airport, the curved modern structure that looks like more like a spaceship or a ride straight out of Tomorrowland with palm trees than a place to fill the …

A Cast of Caricatures

Alison Martino Hollywood

Vintage Los Angeles is back with a new episode produced by the Ebersole Hughes Company! This time we take you inside the Palm’s west Hollywood location before their big move to their awesome location. I’m sure many of you have also been wondering what happened to all those caricatures that have graced the walls for over over 40 years. Well, …

Clifton’s Cafeteria

Alison Martino Hollywood

The once busting Clifton’s Cafeteria has been sadly quiet, closed for renovations for three years. Saturday night, the restaurant showed a big sign of life. Stephen Russo, a member of Vintage Los Angeles, tipped us off by posting a photograph of workmen installing a new retro neon sign to the page. Hundreds of VLA fans reacted by sharing and commenting …