Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Telly Savalas' Mountaintop Lair

On KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #194: Alpining For The Ski Bores Dana mentions that he didn't get to visit this place:
Made famous in the James Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service, it served as the hideout for Telly Savalas' character Blofeld.

It is a revolving restuarant named Piz Gloria. According to Wiki "on the Schilthorn near Mürren in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland."

Normally, I'd hate to spend a vacation on the Schilthorn, but it looks pretty sweet!

When Bond location scouts found the restaurant it was only partially finished. In order to film there, the production paid to furnish the restaurant. It is still open today and is a popular tourist attraction.

Here is some footage from the film showing the approach to Piz Gloria via helicopter:

 And here is the famous ski chase scene:

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