Show Business: And Now, Hollywood Babble-On

A Tinseltown tour limns deathstyles of the rich and famous

Reader, beware. This article is rated PG: Pretty Ghoulish. Or, as Bette Davis' recorded voice advises at the beginning of each Grave Line Tour, "Fasten your seat belts. It's going to be a bumpy night!"

The seven passengers have paid $25 each to pile into a 1969 Cadillac hearse outside Hollywood's Chinese Theater and begin a 2 1/2-hour excursion into "the deathstyles of the rich and famous." As the brochure promises, Grave Line "takes you back through time to the tawdry, twisted, titillating tales of Tinseltown like no other tour service dares! You'll see Hollywood's Babylon at its most unflattering angle!...

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