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 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!
Episode 24 - The Wizard of Oz
"Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!" On this Election Day in the US, we escape to Oz and explore the fates of the actors from the most watched film of all time, 1939's The Wizard of Oz.
Episode 23 - Jaws
You're gonna need a bigger boat as we dive into Jaws in our biggest episode yet! We also discuss the passing of Chadwick Boseman, Olivia de Havilland, Wilford Brimley, and more. And Scott talks about meeting Roy Scheider himself!
Episode 22 - Grease
What better time to talk about "Grease" than on a summer night? Scott and Mike also discuss Carl Reiner, Naya Rivera, some recent shocking news related to the LaBianca family, and more!
Episode 21 - Sunset Blvd.
We pull off into the wrong driveway with Scott's favorite movie, Sunset Blvd. (aka Sunset Boulevard)! We also discuss Little Richard, Fred Willard, Jerry Stiller, Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy, the allegedly haunted Ozzie and Harriet house, and more.
Episode 20 - James Bond
We're on the hunt for James Bond and the fate of the films' many actors spanning more than five decades! Also discussed: Brian Dennehy, John Prine, Jan and Dean, and more.
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Customer ReviewsSee All
Educational, entertaining. Love it!
The hosts are so informed and easy to listen to. I love the history and enjoy the “insider” tidbits. I can’t wait to hear more.
We miss you! You are my creature comfort. How about a show on Green Acres. 6 degrees from Beverly Hillbillies. 😚
Scott is truly a national treasure. I could listen to him for hours and have listened to him for hours. If you love Hollywood stories, which I do, Scott and Mike have a fantastic podcast. Love it! I also love Scott’s YouTube channel.