Alison Martino at home
December 15, 1970|
Los Angeles, CA, U.S.
|Occupation||Producer, Writer, Historian|
Alison Martino (born December 15, 1970) is a television producer, columnist and Los Angeles historian. She is also the daughter of the late singer Al Martino.
Known as an expert in Los Angeles history, Alison has been referred to as the "Godmother" of old LA and the Sunset Strip. Her knowledge of Los Angeles has been featured in numerous regional publications such as Curbed LA, Los Angeles Magazine, WeHoVille , The Hollywood Reporter and nationally in the Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post and the New York Times. She has also been featured in various television and radio programs such as ABC’s "Eye on L.A.", NPR Public Radio  and the nationally syndicated shows, "The Insider (TV series)", The Travel Channel's "Baggage Battles", "Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations" and 2018's "In Ice Cold Blood" hosted by Ice-T.
Alison is also a successful television producer, spending much of the late 1990s and 2000s in various production television roles, producing multiple episodes of E! Entertainment Television's "Mysteries and Scandals" as well as the popular reality shows "Trading Spaces", "Celebrity Rehab" and the critically acclaimed "Intervention (TV series)". In 2014, Alison teamed up with P. David Ebersole and Todd Hughes of The Ebersole Hughes Company to create the web series VLA TV, premiering on her YouTube channel. In 2017, she co-produced a documentary on Jayne Mansfield titled "Mansfield 66/67".
In 2010, Alison created the online community of "Vintage Los Angeles" which documents the history of Los Angeles.
- WeHoVille: Alison Martino Preserves the History of Old LA and the Sunset Strip
- Curbed LA: Alison Martino's Neighborhood Guide to Sunset Plaza in West Hollywood
- Curbed LA: West Hollywood’s Formosa Cafe will be restored and reopened
- Curbed LA: Hollywood building that once housed lavish supper club wins landmark status
- Los Angeles Magazine: Contributor Q&A
- Los Angeles Magazine: Nagel-gazing With Alison Martino
- WeHoVille: Alison Martino Heads Back to Hollywood’s Golden Age with Villa Nova’s Charlotte Dale as Guide
- WeHoVille: With ‘Vintage Los Angeles,’ Every Day is ‘Throwback Thursday’ for Alison Martino
- Hollywood Reporter: Vendor Carts Removed From Front of Historic TCL Chinese Theatre Following Social Media Controversy
- LA Times: Remembering Charlotte Dale and her beloved Villa Nova
- Huffington Post: Alison Martino Uncovers A Forgotten City
- New York Times: Hollywood History vs Souvenir Junk
- ABC's 'Eye On LA'
- NPR: Going back in time with Vintage LA's Alison Martino
- Alison Martino articles in Los Angeles Magazine
- VLA TV
- Variety: Mansfield 66/67
- Vintage Los Angeles