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Rating: 4.7  454 rating points
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Dearly Departed's Hollywood Tragical History Tour

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Experience the real Hollywood as celebrity secrets, scandals, and Tinsel Town's seedy underbelly is exposed.

Rating Date Attended Reviewer Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Wed, Aug 4, 10   1:00 PM hht8484 Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
( i apologize for the horrible grammar) i thoroughly enjoyed the dearly departed tour...i went with my boyfriend for my 26th birthday because it was recommended to me by a few of my co-workers...i was not disappointed! the tour guide was well informed and enthusiastic...i only wish there was more info on the manson murders in the basic tour (i realize there is a separate tour specifically focused on that) other than that it was awesome! thanks for the great brthday!
Rating: 5
Very entertaining
Wed, Jun 29, 11   1:00 PM hgrzelak Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our guide was terrific and this tour could not have been more fun! There was a lot of information packed into the two and a half hours, some fine details I may forget, but overall this tour was something I will remember forever due to the group participation, enthusiasm and interaction from our guide and overall positive feel. Could not be more satisfied.
Rating: 5
a truly fun detailed, dark tour
Fri, Sep 20, 13   1:00 PM hereafteryou Female 20-29 International Tourist(s) Individual
A much better way to explore the celebrity side of hollywood! Real, detailed stories of many late famous and infamous people of LA by awesomely enthusiastic guys who really know their stuff. Would definitely recommend.
Rating: 5
If you only do one tour, do this one!
Tue, Sep 25, 12   1:00 PM herbivore Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I took this tour with my husband, it was a great way to see Hollywood and Beverly Hills and learn a bunch of interesting history! Tons of info, lots of fun! Tidbits on current celebrities, too. Note: This is for mature audiences only, some story and visuals were very graphic/violent/morbid, but very interesting and critical to shaping Hollywood history.
Rating: 3
Pretty Good, not fantastic
Sun, Aug 21, 11   1:00 PM helter814 Unspecified 20-29 Unspecified Unspecified
Although I generally enjoyed this tour, I felt it wasn't *quite* as morbid as I had hoped. It was neat that they showed us Rebecca Schaeffer's apartment, the street where they filmed Halloween, and that they discussed the Black Dahlia. But there was a lot of the more tedious, modern celebrity stuff I didn't care about--the site where Rihanna was beaten up by Chris Brown, for example--that I wish was less focused on. We stayed mostly in Hollywood and Beverly Hills, so I felt it was sort of limited in scope. It would've been cool if they delved into the OJ Simpson case (that was Brentwood, no?) or the Manson Murders (which they only mentioned when we passed the El Coyote Cafe). I would've liked to have seen Sharon Tate's house, but I understand they only visit it on a separate tour. Overall, not a bad way to spend an afternoon, and if you're interested in the morbid side of Hollywood history, you are sure to enjoy it to an extent. Our tour guide (I think his name was Richard) was funny.
Rating: 4
guide had good info, humor, and facts........
Thu, Mar 26, 09   1:00 PM Helgenberger Male 40-49 Local Other
Tour could use a lot more death and a lot less "This is where David Schwimmer lives." The nightclub spots and rock 'n roll info was cool......could stand some more of that whether or not anyone died on that spot. Overall, we had a good time!
Rating: 5
Loved it!
Tue, Aug 6, 13   1:00 PM HelenW17 Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
If you are into the macabre, this is absolutely the tour for you! We thoroughly enjoyed it and it was excellent value for money. The tour lasted over two and a half hours and we saw sites related to the black dahlia murders, the house where the Menendez brothers killed their parents, the house where Michael Jackson died, the Viper Room etc etc. As well as the seeing the sites related to the tour, it was a great way to see the sights of San Francisco. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and there was a great little 'black' museum for us to look around before the tour started. During the tour there were some great little sound bites played; the one with Judy Garland talking about Marlene Dietrich had us howling with laughter. Great fun but I wouldn't recommend taking young children as there are some gruesome details related!
Rating: 5
More than a tour about the departed
Mon, Jul 6, 09   1:00 PM HEIDIKMCC Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We booked this tour because my grown daughter was interested in this type of tour. The tour was very interesting, and we enjoyed it. As we passed many of the places where people had "departed" we also passed other sights which were brought to our attention. We took a general tour of LA the following day, and found that we had already seen many of the sights with Scott on the Dearly Departed tour. Scott was extremely knowledgable about this topic. We were allowed to ask questions, and he answered them all willingly. I understand that Scott is planning a new tour about filming sites of movies. The people on the tour will be shown a clip of a movie and will then see the actual filming location. I would love to go on this tour, and will definitely do so if I am in LA again.
Rating: 5
An Amazing spin through LA's dark side
Sat, Jun 23, 12   1:00 PM Hchandler Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Fantastic and information filled trip. Driver was fantastci and really out going ..... had a blast!
Rating: 5
sleaze and death
Fri, Jun 19, 09   1:00 PM hbutle2 Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
...mixed like a fine cocktail