Dearly Departed Tours and Museum.

Dearly Departed Tours and Museum

Field review by the editors.

Los Angeles, California

Scott Michaels began driving people around Hollywood and L.A. to see famous celebrity death spots in 2005. Now his "Tragical History Tour" has its own multimedia bus, and in 2017 he moved into a larger building to open a museum of celebrity death relics.

The main reason Scott needed a larger building was to display his newest acquisition, Jayne Mansfield's Death Car. The mangled Buick, formerly at the Tragedy in U.S. History Museum, slammed into the back of a truck on a Louisiana highway in 1967, killing Hollywood's most notorious blonde bombshell instantly.

Among the many other relics on exhibit in the Dearly Departed Museum are a blanket from Rock Hudson's death bed, Mae West's dentures (tastefully displayed on purple velvet), pieces of the Hindenburg and the death plane of John Denver, and Karen Carpenter's bathroom sink.

Dearly Departed Tours and Museum

Address:
5901 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Directions:
East edge of Hollywood, on the north side of Santa Monica Blvd (Route 66), at its intersection with N. Bronson Ave.
Hours:
Daily 11:30-4:30 (Call to verify)
Phone:
323-466-3696
Admission:
Museum $8. Tour $50.
RA Rates:
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Nearby Offbeat Places

Hollywood Forever CemeteryHollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, CA - < 1 mi.
Jayne Mansfield's CenotaphJayne Mansfield's Cenotaph, Hollywood, CA - < 1 mi.
Atlas Missile Grave MarkerAtlas Missile Grave Marker, Hollywood, CA - < 1 mi.
In the region:
Big Bronze Bruce Lee, Los Angeles, CA - 5 mi.

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