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Daughter of Godfather Crooner Celebrates ‘Vintage Los Angeles’

GOOD Los Angeles editor Alissa Walker has a fun piece today about the Facebook efforts of Alison Martino, daughter of the actor (Al Martino) who played a crooner in The Godfather.

Thanks to her work on the 1998-2000 E! program Mysteries and Scandals with A.J. Benza, Martino is well-acquainted with the razed remnants of LA yesteryear. Now, she’s thrilled to be able to share that passion with the social community at large, via the Facebook page “Vintage Los Angeles.” Per the GOOD article:

She posted a photo of the infamously gaudy “Sheik’s House” in Beverly Hills, which burned down in a suspicious fire in the 1980s, and immediately got an even better photo (pictured) from a reader who spent the day sifting through his mother’s scrapbooks. “I’ve been looking for a photo of that for 20 years,” says Martino.

One of the recent commenters on the Facebook page suggests the material would be better served on Tumblr. Perhaps, but overall, Martino is indeed onto something GOOD here.

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