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, VLA was there to capture all the excitement with Angie Dickinson, Mamie Van Doren, Shecky Greene and other dedicated customers!! We also reveal the back story of the Palm with owners, Bruce Bozzi, and Wally Ganzi! Enjoy!

We were thrilled to interview Angie Dickinson who just happened to be there on this historical evening. I was even more blown away noticing our outfits were so similar!

Here is Mamie Van Dorren. Picking up her caricature on October 6th, 2014!

Shecky Greene and his caricature!

My father, Al Martino was one of the first caricature’s to go up in 1975. What an honor to have it. As a collector of Vintage Los Angeles artifacts, this just became my most prized posessions.

There’s no way I’m going to ask to ride shot gun when Shaune Steele (the wife of radio legend, The Real Don Steele) is in the passenger seat with Shut Gun Kelly – disc jokey for K Earth 10. How cute that they came together!

Bruce and Kent McCord:

Bruce showing off his vintage Palm jacket from the 1970s!

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