• The Helter Skelter Tour

    “A hair-raising trip to the dark side of Hollywood, better than any movie… Nothing helter skelter about it.  It cuts to the facts and gives you nightmares!” – REX REED

    The Helter Skelter Tour
  • Dearly Departed goes NEON!

    Our new neon sign is such a gas!

    Dearly Departed goes NEON!
  • Dearly Departed – Episode 1: “B-Movie Queens”

    Dearly Departed – Episode 1: “B-Movie Queens” from Dearly Departed on Vimeo. In Episode 1 of the exciting new web TV series “Dearly Departed,” host Scott Michaels explores the bizarre death of B-movie actress Yvette Vickers, shows-off personal belongings of icon Jayne Mansfield, and journeys to locations connected to the Phil Spector murder case.

  • Dearly Departed Tours’ List of the 13 Scariest Places in Los Angeles

    Published in the Los Angeles Convention and Tourist Bureau newsletter. See the entire article here.

    Dearly Departed Tours’ List of the 13 Scariest Places in Los Angeles
  • Dearly Departed Weekend II a Huge Success

    Over 100 people gathered in Los Angeles on October 4, 5 to socialize and celebrate the dead.  Our main events were a tour of the LA County Coroner and a dinner in the Pasadena Mausoleum.  Funds were raised to mark the grave of actor Jonathan Hale.  

    Dearly Departed Weekend II a Huge Success
  • Visit Us!

    Here’s where you’ll find us.  In 2012 DDT opened the Dearly Departed Gallery on Sunset Blvd. showcasing rare and unique memorabilia related to dead celebrities. The collection includes tiles from the pool in which Rolling Stones drummer, Brian Jones died, the door to the hotel room in which Divine died, Rock Hudson’s rolodex (with Elizabeth Taylor’s phone number) and death […]

    Visit Us!

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Book Signing by James T. Bartlett, author of Gourmet Ghosts, this Sunday 10/26, 2-4pm. If you saw James at the El Cid on the 10th, wanted to buy a book, or just want to say hello, this Sunday he’ll be at LA County Store, 4333 Sunset Blvd signing copies and talking about the ghosts, murders and mysteries..

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There are a couple of half price tickets available on tomorrow’s Helter Skelter Tour – use ticket code GIBBY

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Someone came into the shop and introduced himself as a “cultural icon.” Now THIS! is a cultural icon. RIP Edith Massey – dead 30 years ago today.

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Saw this on the tour today…………….”Bela Lugosi’s bed”……………………………..give it a second

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High Voltage Tattoo – aka LA INK burned this morning. We hope that everything and everyone important is just fine.

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you know… January 1, 2015 marks our 10th year of Dearly Departed Tours being in operation!

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Hello Danny

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