#VintageLosAngeles

History | Historic Los Angeles

“Picture Book: A Musso & Frank Tribute” on Vimeo

The Musso and Frank Grill has always been a beacon of light for literary Los Angeles. From Hemingway and Fitzgerald to Chandler and Bukowski, think of what’s…

History | Los Angeles History

Lost History: The Ambassador Hotel & Cocoanut Grove — Finding Lost Angeles

The former site of the Ambassador Hotel and its fabled Cocoanut Grove nightclub, today sit behind bars like a fortress on Wilshire Boulevard. The once inviting motorist’s entrance seems like an out of place remnant to the unsuspecting eye, and there are few other clues that this site was once the location of the essential Ambassador and its Grove.

Architecture & Interior Design | Threatened History & Preservation

UPDATE: Iconic Irish Pub Tom Bergin’s Reduces Hours, Future Uncertain - Los Angeles Magazine

After slashing staff, hours, and its food menu, it appears one of L.A.’s oldest bars is in jeopardy

History | Downtown

A Split-Screen Tour of Los Angeles, Seventy Years Ago and Today - The New Yorker

A short film by Keven McAlester examines the streets of downtown Los Angeles’s Bunker Hill, past and present.

Entertainment | Entertainment

Mr. T's Bowl restored to its 1927 splendor

The Highland Park Bowl, which opened in 1927 and was for years known as Mr. T's Bowl, is back to its original state — with modern touches and cocktails.

History | Historic Los Angeles

Tail O' the Pup Hot Dog Stand Returns to Los Angeles in May - Curbed LA

The iconic hot dog-shaped hot dog stand will reopen in a couple months, two blocks from its original location on La Cienega.

Entertainment | The Hometown

26 Classic Restaurants Every Angeleno Must Try

Los Angeles has been blessed by a multitude of long-standing restaurants that continue to serve diners with classic fare that strikes at the heart of nostalgia. But many of these restaurants aren't...

History | Historic Los Angeles

Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis: Restaurant Owners!

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook.For ten years (1946-1956) Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis were the hottest act in show business. The combination of Dean's laid-

Sports | Surfing/Skating/SUPing

23 Awesome Pictures Of LA's Skateboarder Scene In The 1970s

Skateboarding culture exploded in Los Angeles in the 1970s, and photographer Hugh Holland was on hand to capture the freewheeling lives of the city's skateboarders starting in 1975.

History | Historic Los Angeles

Photos of L.A.'s Most Famous Streets When They Were Dirt Roads

Like some of the very people who drive on them, a few Los Angeles streets have achieved the height of fame. Sunset Boulevard lent its evocative name to Billy Wilder's classic film noir. Pasadena's Colorado Boulevard appears on millions of televisi

History | Historic Los Angeles

Vintage Los Angeles: Wild Times at the Safari Inn

The Safari Inn is one of Burbank’s most famous historical landmarks, and still open to the public. This Googie-style oasis has maintained its original retro décor, the recently restored neon sign has been shining its kitschy lights on Olive Avenue since 1955, and the shield-and-spears motif repeats in the management office and in the ironwork on the walls.

Entertainment | The Hometown

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

History | Historic Los Angeles

L.A. Once Had Cable Cars (Just Like San Francisco's)

They used to be more than just a San Francisco novelty. In the late 19th century, cable cars were a widely used public transit solution in cities across the United States—including Los Angeles. There, they replaced the city's first generation of str