"Scott Michaels knows where the bodies are buried."
Scott Michaels became interested in death since attending his
first funeral at the age of 3. Scott's career in death began with manning
Hollywood's infamous Grave Line Tours. After leaving Grave Line, Scott
moved to the UK. Grave Line was sold, the man that bought it, killed
himself. A rather poetic end, Scott thought.
While in England, Scott began the website Findadeath.com,
chronicling the last days of celebrities lives. Upon his return to
America, Scott worked for the famous Starline Tours of Hollywood. Not
happy with the living, Scott again turned to the dead.
Dearly Departed Tours was launched on January 1st, 2005.
Although born and
raised in Philadelphia, Brian Donnelly believes he must have lived a past life
in Hollywood, probably in the late 30’s. Having the honor of being a tour
guide is a perfect match for his love of trivia, history, teaching and talking.
Being part of Dearly Departed Tours is a natural for Brian, who spends his
birthdays and celebrations staying in the rooms where celebrities have lived and
died. When he is not working, Brian can be found pausing the TIVO to determine
where a scene in Hollywood was filmed, reading books about Hollywood, watching
movies about Hollywood, and pretending to be a tourist in Hollywood.
Los Angeles Magazine says, “Of the scores of tour
drivers who ply their trade in Hollywood, he's widely acknowledged as the best,
the one who combines an encyclopedic knowledge with an irresistible patter.”
The LA Times says, “In a town where so many people
have no interest in their day jobs, where everyone wants to be doing something
else, Donnelly truly loves what he does.”