A Few Of My Favorite Things - Sound Of Music Information

Okay, if anyone out there has $25 that they are just dying to spend on me...
Let me tell you the PERFECT gift...

This Friday, December 21st... You can purchase the 45 year Anniversary Set of The Sound of Music.
Yes, From the 21st through the 24th... The 45 Anniversary set is on sale for only $25.

To help celebrate this great deal... .
Here are a few fun facts about The Sound Of Music that you might not have known:
At the end of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, the von Trapp family climbs over the mountains to freedom into neighboring Switzerland. In reality, Salzburg does not border Switzerland; it borders Germany. If the real von Trapp family had actually climbed over the Obersalzberg Mountain, as they do in the film version, they would have found themselves face to face with Hitler’s mountain retreat, Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden.

The first shot of Maria on the mountain was done the last day of THE SOUND OF MUSIC filming, because of bad weather!

Bing Crosby, Sean Connery, Rex Harrison, and Yul Brynner were considered for Captain von Trapp before Christopher Plummer was cast in THE SOUND OF MUSIC.

Did you know? On the first day of filming the dance in "Sixteen Going On Seventeen" for THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Charmian Carr (as Liesl) danced right through the plate-glass windows of the gazebo! She sprained her ankle. Although her bandage was covered with makeup, it was still visible during the scene - until recent DVD releases, when digital magic removed it entirely.

Film director Robert Wise cast Julie Andrews as Maria in THE SOUND OF MUSIC as soon as he saw her scenes in Mary Poppins.

The real Georg von Trapp from THE SOUND OF MUSIC was a skilled and fearless naval captain, sinking over 30 boats during World War I.

"Edelweiss" was Oscar Hammerstein's 1,589th and last lyric, written for THE SOUND OF MUSIC.

The oldest real von Trapp son was 16 when 22year-old Maria married the Captain in 1927.

The real von Trapps were asked to sing for Hitler's birthday. They refused, and later fled - as they do in THE SOUND OF MUSIC.

Each von Trapp child was given the choice to stay rather than to leave Austria - and all chose to leave. Agathe von Trapp wrote about her family's emigration in the book MEMORIES BEFORE AND AFTER THE SOUND OF MUSIC : "Even though it was clear to us that we had to leave Austria as soon as possible [following the Anschluss of March 1938]...Mother [Maria von Trapp] looked for divine approval concerning the move. Papa [Baron Georg von Trapp] called us all together, opened the Bible, and let his finger pick a passage at random. Then he read to us:"Now the LORD had said unto Abraham: Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will show thee" (Gen. 12:1 KJV.)"

***** I just wanted to share this with you.....  


  1. This was one of my favorite movies as a child! Such great songs!

  2. I love the Sound of Music. We have a DVD, but not a holiday set. The only thing I could never understand is why it's considered a holiday movie? They have a scene where they are wearing drape shorts and dresses running about Austria in the sunshine.


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