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Alison Martino's 'Vintage Los Angeles' Resurrects A Forgotten City

Chasens Restaurant

First Posted: 04/29/11 07:17 PM ET Updated: 06/29/11 06:12 AM ET


As the daughter of actor and singer Al Martino (best known for his role as an Italian crooner in The Godfather), Alison Martino watched her parents act like most celebrity couples in Los Angeles. Drinks at the moat-surrounded Luau in Beverly Hills. Dinner at the glamorous star-magnet Chasen's. But unlike the other kids she knew, Martino didn't have to stay at home. "They took me everywhere," she says. "So I got really sad about it when these places I went to that had stuck around for 30 to 40 years started going away."

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