Departed Tours and Museum in Hollywood, a fixture for two decades, Closed in 2021. The tour is gone, but our Tragical Artifacts are safely stored until a we find a new home. But… Dearly Departed Tours online has risen in its place! Visit our YouTube channel and join our Social Media for all things deathy.
Scott Michaels of LA’s iconic Dearly Departed Tours is a positive
person: “Famous people die every day,” he grins. It’s with that deadly
enthusiasm that he now brings to “Dearly Departed Tours” online.
Founder of LA’s iconic Dearly Departed Tours and Artifact Museum,
Michaels said his new You Tube channel allows him to share his lurid
knowledge in short video “tours,” now sometimes venturing outside the
confines of Los Angeles proper. “I do the same thing we did in a van,
but I do it virtually and across the U.S.,” he explained.
Michaels began his tourism undertaking after a stint as manager of the
original (now deceased) Grave Line Tours. He went on to open Dearly
Departed Tours and Museum in Hollywood, a fixture for two decades,
But in 2021, it closed, along with many tourism attractions hit by the
pandemic. But “Dearly Departed Tours online has risen in its place,” he
On his You Tube channel, the well-respected Hollywood historian leads
viewers on a kaleidoscope of macabre, Hollywood history, “tragical
artifacts” and actual visits where crimes and deaths occurred.
Academy Award-winning director Quentin Tarantino called upon
Michaels to lead he and his crew to sites and provide information – both
well-known and obscure – associated with the Manson murders as part
of pre-production of “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” In the film’s
credits, Tarantino accorded special thanks to Michaels for his consulting
Paranormal investigator Zak Bagans of “Ghost Adventures” invited
Michaels to join him on an hourlong broadcast investigation delving
deep into the notorious Cecil Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. He has
also starred and created the documentary “The Six Degrees of Helter
Skelter,” “Dearly Departed” volumes 1 and 2, and “Hollywood Death
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