An irreverent journey through the dark side of Hollywood history with historian Scott Michaels (Hollywood’s Dearly Departed Tours) and filmmaker Mike Dorsey (The Six Degrees of Helter Skelter, Murder Rap: Inside the Biggie and Tupac Murders).
Episode 30 - Universal Monsters
This episode is ALIVE! ALIVE! as we discuss Universal's classic monsters from the 1930s, including Dracula, Frankenstein, the Wolf Man, and more! Hollywood figures include Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Charles Laughton, James Whale, and other legends.
Episode 29 - Tod Browning's Freaks
"Gooble gobble, one of us!" We accept you into the fascinating world of 1932's Freaks, an MGM film so controversial that it was banned in the UK for three decades.
Episode 28 - The Towering Inferno
We brave the dangers of The Towering Inferno and the real-life fates of its stars, including Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, Fred Astaire, and William Holden!
Episode 27 - Star Wars
The Force is with us as we blast our way through the original Star Wars film and the fates of its iconic actors!
Episode 26 - I Love Lucy
We dish on one of the most iconic and groundbreaking TV sitcoms of all time, starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, and William Frawley!
Episode 25 - Christmas at Pee-wee's Playhouse
Celebrate the holidays with us as we dive into the 1988 classic TV special Christmas at Pee-wee's Playhouse and its MANY celebrity guest appearances, including Little Richard, Charo, Magic Johnson, Grace Jones, Oprah, Whoopi Goldberg, k.d. lang, Dinah Shore, Joan Rivers, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Cher, Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon, and the Del Rubio Triplets!
This has quickly become one of my favorite podcasts. I have listened to every episode numerous times. Scott and Mike have great rapport and they discuss really interesting Hollywood history and keep it light and fun. Scott’s social media and YouTube channel are also fun and super interesting and he clearly has a passion for what he does and, probably because he’s older and wiser, sticks to what he does REALLY well without ruining it with continuous political opinions. Unfortunately, Mike hasn’t adopted that magic formula yet, and while he appears to be a very talented producer/film maker, his social media is more political opinion than highlighting his talents and what he does for a living.
Both Mike & Scott habitually say…..yeah,yeah,yeah…..1-It’s forced….2-It’s fake…3-It was a fad…4-It’s over…Please stop…Thank you…
Makes my lame workday so much better!
I’ve been listening, and re-listening, to Dearly Departed since being sent home to work due to COVID. (Now I can listen at full volume). I’m bummed I never got to go on a tour - Scott’s tour was one of my “must do” things on my list, when I go on my LA vacation. DD is definitely one of the best podcasts for someone like me - I love the trivia, the interesting stories, stories behind the movies and actors, etc. Scott and Mike have a great rapport together. This podcast has it all, and I look forward to their future podcasts. It’s a pleasure to listen to every day.