Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  353 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 42 106 1 = 105 98% 4.7
Last 6 months 80 203 1 = 202 99% 4.7
Last 12 months 133 354 1 = 353 99% 4.8
All 1,542 3,925 40 = 3,885 99% 4.7
Rating and reviews for:

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 Gender Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Excellent Tour
Fri, Oct 10, 08   1:00 PM Curly71194 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I loved this tour. the best tour ever, we got to see all the big murder houses, and where they filmed amazing movies like HALLOWEEN. Up to this date me and my cousin and husband are still talking about the tour. will recommend to anyone.
Rating: 5
Lots of interesting factoids and sites
Fri, Oct 10, 08   1:00 PM laurieface Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
I especially liked the "before" and "after" photo books that were provided so we could see the various locations as they were then, and compare them to present day -- many had changed very little. Our guide provided a wealth of information and fascinating history -- it was also a great way to view some beautiful Hollywood estates and wonderful older neighborhoods in the LA area.
Rating: 5
Very Knowledgable
Wed, Oct 8, 08   1:00 PM Leia27 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I am from LA and took a couple friends from Rhode Island on this tour. I figured it would be easier than me trying to do a flimsy tour myself. I dont know if I learned more or they did! Places I have passed for 20 years and had NO idea.

Scotts knowledge and love for Hollywood was enormously enjoyable, and I have already recommended this tour to locals AND visiting relatives alike.

Thanks for all your good work!

Leia Nicholson

PS: bad points:

*Airconditioning /airflow was very bad. It was an exceptionally hot day and was a bit uncomfortable.

*tour was a tad too long.

*end of tour there was quite a lull. No music no info. just driving and quiet. Need to fill that gap
Rating: 5
Sat, Oct 4, 08   1:00 PM jackeve0 Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
I loved it.
Rating: 5
Interesting and Informative!!
Sat, Oct 4, 08   1:00 PM mverduzco Female 20-29 Unspecified Other
My family and I came out from the Inland Empire...I must say a trip well spent!! I cannot believe places that I have driven by or been too in the past in Hollywood there is soooo much history behind and around it!! Our Driver Richard was very nice and friendly..he was willing to give us additional info. The handouts and audio gave the Tour a more "Real" vibe. I will definitely do this Tour again....!! Thanks again!!
Rating: 5
Thu, Oct 2, 08   1:00 PM htngraver Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This tour is just the greatest. I would recommend it to anyone that wants to go off the beaten path of normal "Hollywood" tours. Scott has so much knowledge about the who, where and what. He makes the tour so interesting.
Rating: 5
Wonderful tours!
Sun, Sep 28, 08   1:00 PM petlover2 Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Scott Michaels is the best tour guide ever! If you have even a slight interest in Hollywood or Helter Skelter, these tours will blow you away! We highly recommend the Dearly Departed tours---Helter Skelter and Tragic Hollywood History!
Rating: 5
Great mix of Comedy and Tragedy!
Sat, Sep 27, 08   1:00 PM chrislsiegel Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We loved this tour! What a great way to see and learn about Hollywood.

The tour is quirky and seedy - a great mix of fun trivia and depressing stories of loss and murder. Too much of either one would have been too much for the 3.5 hour tour. I thought the combination was perfect.

I would highy recommend this to anyone that wants a gritty view of Hollywood. I am sure I will take it again next time I am in town.
Rating: 5
Sun, Sep 21, 08   1:00 PM suzettegwin Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
had a lot of fun and showed so many things I have forgotten half of them. very informative. I got to sit in the front seat so I didnt miss a thing.
Rating: 5
Sun, Sep 14, 08   1:00 PM RIFRED Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Covered a great deal of information about dearly departed individuals plus comprehensive tour of all sections of Los Angeles - good and bad sections.