The Dearly Departed Podcast explores the dark side of Hollywood history. It is led by famed Hollywood historian Scott Michaels -- who operates LA's Dearly Departed Tours and FindADeath.com, and who has been featured as an expert on E! Entertainment multiple times, as well as in his own documentaries like The Six Degrees of Helter Skelter -- and co-hosted by filmmaker Mike Dorsey (The Six Degrees of Helter Skelter, Murder Rap: Inside the Biggie and Tupac Murders, Demon House). Every two weeks we will explore a different Hollywood death or other dark and fascinating story from Tinseltown's sordid history!

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IN THE NEWS

Penny Marshall, left, and Cindy Williams as the title characters in the ABC sitcom “Laverne & Shirley.” Ms. Marshall’s success on the show paved the way for her directing career. Credit ABC
Penny Marshall, left, and Cindy Williams as the title characters in the ABC sitcom “Laverne & Shirley.”

Ms. Marshall’s success on the show paved the way for her directing career. Credit ABC


Please Support: 
LA Conservancy and Hollywood Heritage

Article: Owner who demolished Neutra house ordered to build exact replica (Link)

Article: Neutra House in Palm Springs Destroyed (Link)


MAIN FEATURE

:: Death of Santa Claus ::

Article: Ho Ho Ho! Read bout Leroy Scholtz aka Santa Claus at FindADeath.com!

:: Dean Martin ::

Dean Martin (Getty Images)
Dean Martin (Getty Images)

Video: Watch the Martin and Lews Reunion from 1976! 

Article: FindADeath's writeup on the death of Dean Martin

Hamburger Hamlet
The old Hamburger Hamlet that Deano used to hang out at


Scott's Dean Martin beer bottle
Scott's Dean Martin beer bottle

:: Tiny Tim ::

Tiny Tim


Video: 
Watch Tiny Tim perform his hit Tiptoe Through the Tulips

Article: Tiny Tim on FindADeath

 

WRAP-UP

Article: Kevin Smith survives 'massive' heart attack: 'I would've died tonight' (Link)

Download: Scott's FindADeah Death A Day App!

 

El Coyote Restaurant 

Special Thanks again to LA's El Coyote Restaurant!

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