According to Wikipedia, The Sound of Music is based on the 1949 memoir, The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria von Trapp, who is played by Julie Andrews in the movie. The music, of course, was written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, II. The movie was released on March 2nd, 1965. An adaptation of the 1959 stage musical by the same name, it was filmed from March to September of 1964 in Los Angeles and Salzburg, Austria. You can read more about that in Julie Andrews’s memoir, Home Work, which I reviewed here. To learn more about The Sound of Music, visit the film’s Wikipedia page.
Several years ago when I started entertaining at an assisted living facility’s monthly birthday parties, I met a woman who grew up in Austria during World War II and witnessed the filming of The Sound of Music. She asked me to sing “Adelveis.” I made a point of doing that every time I performed there, and it always brought tears to her eyes. Now, in light of the recent passing of Christopher Plumber, who played Captain von Trapp, here’s “Adelveis” from The Sound of Music.
By the way, for those of you who use the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, The Red Dress is available for download from their site here. No matter how you read it, please be sure to review it wherever you can. That goes for all my books. Thank you for stopping by. Stay safe, happy, and healthy.
New! The Red Dress
Copyright July 2019 by DLD Books
When Eve went to her high school senior prom, she wore a red dress that her mother had made for her. That night, after dancing with the boy of her dreams, she caught him in the act with her best friend. Months later, Eve, a freshman in college, is bullied into giving the dress to her roommate. After her mother finds out, their relationship is never the same again.
Twenty-five years later, Eve, a bestselling author, is happily married with three children. Although her mother suffers from dementia, she still remembers, and Eve still harbors the guilt for giving the dress away. When she receives a Facebook friend request from her old college roommate and an invitation to her twenty-five-year high school class reunion, then meets her former best friend by chance, she must confront the past in order to face the future.