Dearly Departed Podcast

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Hollywood's dark side from historian Scott Michaels & filmmaker Mike Dorsey

Episode Date
Episode 4 - Walt Disney and Disneyland
01:34:06

We talk about the death of Walt Disney, and also about the Disney theme parks, with a special guest who played characters at Walt Disney World! We also discuss Yvette Vickers, the Black Dahlia, and more!

Video: See Scott explore the home of Yvette Vickers before it was torn down!

Link: Check out the channel for Ask A Mortician.

Video: Watch actor Dick Miller tell Corey Feldman to shut the %#@! up.

Video: The cousin of Manson murder victim Gary Hinman speaks out against his killer, Bobby Beausoleil, getting released from prison.

 
Silver Spoon
The former Silver Spoon Restaurant, now gone

Guns N' Roses at Canter's Deli
Guns N' Roses at Canter's Deli (photo credit Reckless Road via Rolling Stone's website)

Buy: Get Marc Canter's book Reckless Road: Guns N' Roses and the Making of Appetite for Destruction!

Cobain LA Apartment
Building where Kurt Cobain rented an apartment on Spaulding Ave. in Los Angeles,
a few blocks east of Canter's Deli

Link: Check out Scott's Black Dahlia Mystery Tour!

Buy: Black Dahlia Avenger by Steve Hodel

...AND Exquisite Corpse: Surrealism and the Black Dahlia Murder

...AND Black Dahlia, Red Rose by Piu Eatwell!

Watch: The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story about Walt Disney's music writing duo.

Article: Read about the guy who played Jack Sparrow at Disneyland (the original article has disappeared).

Watch: Escape from Tomorrow, the indie film shot guerrilla-style at Disneyland without permission.

Watch: Scott takes someone else's tour and calls it out (starts about 3 1/2 minutes in).

Watch: The dragon burns at Walt Disney World!

Feb 08, 2019
Episode 3 - The Addams Family
01:06:17

Scott and Mike discuss The Addams Family and the deaths of cast members Carolyn Jones, Jackie Coogan, Ted Cassidy, and Ken Weatherwax. We also talk a little about Carol Channing, the Manson Family, the famous Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and more!

Video: Watch a short video of Dearly Departed Tours and Museum's Sharon Tate Birthday Party, with their newly acquired personal effects (Link)

Link: Check out LA Woman Tours!

Article: Read about Manson follower Bobby Beausoleil getting recommended for parole (Link)

Video: There used to be a recording online of Beausoleil and fellow former Manson follower Clem Grogan playing in a band together in prison (probably Beausoleil's "Freedom Orchestra" band) where we're pretty sure Beausoleil called Grogan out by name, but the link appears to have been taken down. However, this live video of the band from 1978 appears to show the two of them performing together (Link)

Link: Support Justice for Homicide Victims

Buy: In Morticia's Shadow: The Life & Career of Carolyn Jones

...and Addams Chronicles: An Altogether Ooky Look at the Addams Family by Stephen Cox



Some of the cremains of Ken Weatherwax (Pugsley)
on display at Dearly Departed Tours and Museum in Hollywood

Link: Check out the Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Article: Judy Garland's remains moved to LA (Link)

Article: Read about the man buried in the crypt over Marilyn Monroe (Link)

Video: Amazing newsreel footage about the lynching of the accused murderers of Jackie Coogan's college friend, Brooke Hart (Link)


Jackie Coogan's roadster after the crash that killed both his father
and his best friend, fellow actor Junior Durkin

Article: An interesting blog post about the crash and Coogan's friendship with Durkin (Link)


Dearly Departed Podcast co-host Mike Dorsey with Batman series actor Burt Ward (Robin) in 2012

Jan 23, 2019
Episode 2 - The Wasp Woman
37:39

In this episode we discuss the bizarre murder of B-movie actress Susan Cabot, AKA Roger Corman's The Wasp Woman

Covered in this Episode:

IN THE NEWS

Article: People Magazine's 1987 write-up on the missed interview between Molly Ringwald and Lillian Gish (Link)

Article: Ringwald's defense of the missed interview (Link)

"Early in my career I was asked to do an interview with Lillian Gish and I was really excited. But then everything got screwed up, I smashed my finger in a door, the taxi took me to the wrong end of town, it was the middle of winter, I couldn't get another taxi, and I was heart-broken because they said she didn't want to do it anymore. So I got flowers and wrote her a note and said how sorry I was, and they just wrote this sort of... like... horrible piece on how I stood up this sweet old woman who had a plate of cookies waiting for me. I mean they couldn't have written it to be worse. They got a much better article out of me that way than if I'd showed up, and it started this feeling that I was a bratty actress who didn't care and left people waiting. I've never been the kind of person who would do that."

MAIN FEATURE

:: The Wasp Woman ::

 

The Wasp Woman - Poster
The Wasp Woman (1959)

Article: JFK files: CIA lined up actress for date with Jordan's King Hussein during visit to United States (Link)

Jordan's King Hussein
Jordan's King Hussein (1957)

Timothy Scott Roman
Timothy Scott Roman, Susan Cabot's son

Article: Scott's write-up on the death of Susan Cabot at FindADeath.com!

Susan Cabot's house
Susan Cabot's house and the scene of her murder

Bold laundry detergent
Bold laundry detergent - murder weapon hiding spot


Susan Cabot's grave marker
Susan Cabot's grave marker, made possible by Scott Michaels and friends


WRAP-UP

Article: Death Tour Owner Makes Sure Forgotten Actors Get a Headstone (Link)

Johnny Arthur's grave
Actor Johnny Arthur's grave marker, made possible by Scott Michaels and friends

Article: Scott's write-up on the death of actor Herve Villechaize at FindADeath.com!

Herve Bullet Hole
Bullet hole from gun that killed actor Herve Villechaize


Video:
 My Dinner with Herve trailer (Link)

Link: Zak Bagans' The Haunted Museum in Las Vegas

Jan 02, 2019
Episode 1 - Dean Martin, Tiny Tim, and the Death of Santa Claus
39:30

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!

Covered in this Episode:

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!

Dec 23, 2018