Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) January 19, 2005 -
Controversial celebrity death and scandal expert Scott Michaels (FindADeath.com) began operating ÂDearly Departed ToursÂ in Hollywood, CA on Saturday, January 1, 2005.
The nearly three-hour tour (complete with The Skipper!) is hosted and narrated by Michaels aboard his 14-passenger ÂTomb BuggyÂ van. It features nearly 100 famous and infamous locations relating to celebrity death and scandal in the Hollywood and Los Angeles areas.
ÂWorking on Hollywood Boulevard makes me feel like an old hooker, and owning and operating a tour tailored to the dark side of Hollywood history is a dream come true! It is the natural evolution of the Death Hag cultural phenomenon created by my website, Find A Death. ItÂs an honor to show people these places. It's exactly what I would want to see if I were visiting,Â said Michaels.
Michaels, who has gained notoriety on the Internet for his irreverent commentary on the final moments of celebrity lives, is a former guide for the now deceased Grave Line Tours. He sees his new one-man operation as filling a niche, so to speak, in the Hollywood sightseeing industry. ÂWeÂre all obsessed with celebrity, and where they die, well, thatÂs history. What I do is bring people to the places where such news is made while offering my own spin on the matter,Â he said.
The tour encompasses decades of Tinseltown intrigue. Included are The Manson Family murder sites, the soon to be demolished Ambassador Hotel where Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated, the garage where James Dean picked up his Porsche the morning of his fatal accident and, what Michaels terms Âthe real Nightmare on Elm Street,Â The Menendez Brothers homicide house.
Michaels will also point out sites of a different notorious nature. ÂThere will be one restroom stop where you can drop your drawers and ÂreenactÂ George Michael's (no relation) most infamous moment, and all guests will receive a complimentary copy of his police report,Â he explained.
Also included are the locations where stars took their final breaths, such as Frank Sinatra, Jean Harlow, River Phoenix, Albert Dekker, Bela Lugosi and Alan Hale, Jr., ÂThe SkipperÂ from ÂGilliganÂs Island.Â ÂAnd of course the chick that jumped off the Hollywood Sign in 1932,Â added Michaels.
ÂDearly Departed ToursÂ runs daily, Thursday through Sunday at 1:00pm (Summer hours differ) from the corner of N. McCadden Place and Hollywood Boulevard, a tombstoneÂs throw away from famous GraumanÂs Chinese Theatre.
The cost is $35 per Live Body and reservations are strongly recommended, and gift certificates are also available: call (323) 466-3696 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover are accepted.
Content is of an adult nature so parents should be cautioned about subject matter and possible language.
For more information, visit http://www.dearlydepartedtours.com
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