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1970's Pyramid movie

Posted by northdallasgirl 
1970's Pyramid movie
November 11, 2017 01:12PM
Back in about 1974 or 75 my husband and I went to Reverchon Park to be in a movie being filmed about pyramid power (what can I say, it was the 70's). My husband was filmed singing a song he had written and I was in several crowd scenes. There were stories about the movie on local news and it seemed to be a relatively big deal at the time. It was produced by some local bigwigs and based on a book by a man named Kim something, who ended up giving us a pole pyramid to put over our garden to boost production (it actually burned our plants). We never heard anything about it being released, though there was obviously some money behind it. Sound recordists and camera men were brought from LA, etc. Does anyone else remember this or know anything about what happened ?

Victoria Snyder Alvey
Re: 1970's Pyramid movie
November 11, 2017 03:33PM
This site purports to list all the movies ever made in Texas. Warning, it is VERY LONG!

[www.learnaboutmovieposters.com]

Dave McNeely



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/11/2017 03:33PM by old man from dallas.
Re: 1970's Pyramid movie
November 14, 2017 10:09AM
I don't know about the movie, but I remember that Ed Busch had someone on his late night radio talk show, talking about pyramid power. One thing I remember was the claim that razor blades kept under a pyramid would never get dull.
Re: 1970's Pyramid movie
November 14, 2017 10:20AM
sharkins Wrote:
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> I don't know about the movie, but I remember that
> Ed Busch had someone on his late night radio talk
> show, talking about pyramid power. One thing I
> remember was the claim that razor blades kept
> under a pyramid would never get dull.

Well, I'm sure that if the razor blades were kept under a pyramid, and the humidity was low (so no rust), the blades would not get dull. But take one out and shave with it, and it would get dull, as a little metal would wear away with each shaving stroke. The secret would be to leave it under the pyramid instead of shaving with it.

Dave McNeely
Re: 1970's Pyramid movie
November 14, 2017 01:14PM
old man from dallas Wrote:
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> sharkins Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I don't know about the movie, but I remember
> that
> > Ed Busch had someone on his late night radio
> talk
> > show, talking about pyramid power. One thing I
> > remember was the claim that razor blades kept
> > under a pyramid would never get dull.
>
> Well, I'm sure that if the razor blades were kept
> under a pyramid, and the humidity was low (so no
> rust), the blades would not get dull. But take
> one out and shave with it, and it would get dull,
> as a little metal would wear away with each
> shaving stroke. The secret would be to leave it
> under the pyramid instead of shaving with it.

Lol Dave!

Ed Busch seemed to have every weird '70s writer or personality on his show, from Erik Van Daniken ("Chariots of the Gods"winking smiley to Charles Berlitz ("The Bermuda Triangle"winking smiley, to "Elizabeth Carmichael" (actually the con artist Jerry Dean Michael), the "inventor" of the three-wheeled car, the Dale.
Re: 1970's Pyramid movie
November 15, 2017 01:03PM
Googling "pyramid," "dallas," and "movie" (together) lead to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB ) site for the shot-in-Dallas movie "The Pyramid," complete with cast, crew, and link to reviews.
Re: 1970's Pyramid movie
November 15, 2017 05:47PM
RWilliams Wrote:
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> Googling "pyramid," "dallas," and "movie"
> (together) lead to the Internet Movie Database
> (IMDB ) site for the shot-in-Dallas movie "The
> Pyramid," complete with cast, crew, and link to
> reviews.

Hmmm........ . Googling the combination you suggested did not get me to the IMDB site at all, though several links to a movie titled "The Pyramid" did show up. All were for a movie released in 2014. Googling International Movie Database "The Pyramid" reached the IMDB site for the same movie:

[www.imdb.com]

It was filmed in Morocco according to the web site, and being released in 2014, it would seem unlikely to have been filmed in the mid-seventies.

Can you provide a link to the IMDB site for the movie you found?

Thank you

Added in edit: Well, I tried again, putting the words in quotes. I got to the same site I have linked above, same movie, the one released in 2014 and filmed in Morocco.

Dave McNeely



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 11/15/2017 05:50PM by old man from dallas.
Re: 1970's Pyramid movie
November 16, 2017 01:42AM
When I Googled "pyramid," "dallas," and "movie", in quotes, the 3rd hit was [www.imdb.com] . It's about a 1975 movie, filmed in Dallas.
Re: 1970's Pyramid movie
November 16, 2017 10:24AM
ernie5823 Wrote:
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> When I Googled "pyramid," "dallas," and "movie",
> in quotes, the 3rd hit was
> [www.imdb.com] . It's about
> a 1975 movie, filmed in Dallas.

Really strange. I enter those three words in quotes and get a third hit for the 2014 movie titled "Pyramid." You do the same thing and get a third hit for the 1975 movie. That one doesn't even show up on my search. Really, really strange to me. But I'd bet that the 1975 movie you found would be the one that Victoria was in.

So, Google is unreliable, returning different results for the same search. I wonder if there is some secret programming involved where people searching from a given computer are returned results depending on their history? But I do not have a history of searching for or ordering fantasy movies.

Added in edit: By including "1975" in my search terms, I got not only the IMDB link, but another one:

[www.tracktvlinks.com]

where I watched a trailer. I recognized the children's swings at Lee Park, the triple underpass, and the Texas School Book Depository Building with a big Hertz sign on top, but could not come up with a name for the building immediately because of the Hertz sign. Wow, men's early 1970s clothing styles were just weird, but I remember them and remember wearing them. There was also a scene that looked like it was shot at a typical Blackland Prairie or even more likely, a Whiterock Escarpment vista. There were actually two reasons that having Dallas in the search terms should have returned this movie: The filming location is given as "Dallas, Texas, USA," and in the credits, a singer with the first name of "Dallas" is credited. But in my initial searches, it did not turn up.

Dave McNeely



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 11/16/2017 11:06AM by old man from dallas.
Re: 1970's Pyramid movie
November 16, 2017 12:14PM
It never occurred to me to check IMDB because I didn't know it had ever been released, much less had a retrospective showing at Alamo Draft House in Austin. I think the apartment in the movie trailer was where we went to pick up our pyramid, which looked just like the one set up in the living room only bigger. I think the kids on the swing were filmed at Reverchon Park the same weekend we were out there. All we got for our time and performances was free Dr. Pepper. "What, and quit show biz?"

Victoria Snyder Alvey
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