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The Tragical History Tour

This multimedia bus tour takes you to the homes and locations throughout Hollywood, Beverly Hills and the Sunset Strip where your favorite celebrities died.  From Bela Lugosi’s modest death home to the pay phone  in front of The Viper Room used for the 911 call from and listen to the call from River Phoenix’s overdose. Other locations include Michael Jackson’s death house, Whitney Houston, Rebecca Schaeffer, Dominique Dunne, the Menendez Brother’s family mansion and the rumored murder house of the Black Dahlia.  You’ll also learn about forgotten stars who’s demise is nothing less than spectacular – that’s the Tragical History bit.

Warning: Due to the graphic nature of some crime scene photos and descriptions this tour is not recommended for children under 12. Parental discretion is advised!  Read unedited reviews on Yelp.

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This 3+ hour tour visits the sites of the brutal Tate and LaBianca murders carried out by the Manson Family. We reconstruct the lives of both killers and victims in the hours leading up to these horrific crimes. Anyone who followed the Manson Murders and ensuing repercussions knows that this subject continues to shock and fascinate. Learn why, on this tour. Ticket price includes a piece of rock from the Tate house fireplace acquired by Michaels when the house was razed in 1993.
$5 of purchase price is donated to The Doris Tate Crime Victim Foundation. Advance purchase is required. Tours usually sell out quickly.

Warning: This tour is not recommended for children.

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The Nasty Nellie Oleson Tour

You know her best as nasty Nellie Oleson from Little House on the Prairie! Take a tour with Alison Arngrim and learn what it was like to grow up as a child actor in Hollywood. From going to elementary school with Michael Jackson to tales to tell about Liberace, Paris Hilton and the Manson Family, she has seen it all! Tour includes Q&A, an autographed photo of Alison and your very own photo opp – so bring your camera!

Due to Alison’s schedule, this tour is subject to her availability.

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The CarpenTour

On February 4, 1983, Karen Carpenter became a Star in Heaven.

To commemorate the Anniversary of her passing, every Superbowl Sunday, we offer a tour of Karen Carpenter locations in Southern California.
The non-comprehensive, just for fun (and love) tour will last no less than 4 and no more than 5 hours.

It is jam-packed with more Karen and Richard than you can beat off with a stick.

As far as we know this is a once in a lifetime (or at least pretty rare) opportunity.  A portion of the ticket money for this tour will be donated to the National Eating Disorders Association.

  • We’ll meet at the Dearly Departed Tours office where you can ooh and ahh over the bathroom sink from Karen’s last home.
  • We’ll then depart for some of the Carpenter’s LA haunts, favorite restaurants, recording studios and performing spots.
  • We’ll travel to Downey to see the home that Karen and Richard bought for their parents, and where Karen collapsed on the morning of her death.
  • We’ll then travel to the hospital, funeral home and church where Karen’s funeral took place.
  • At some point we’ll stop for a quick bite to eat at the scene of one of Karen’s last meals.
  • Then we’ll hit the road to Thousand Oaks to pay our respects to the lady herself.
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