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The Sound of Music (1965)

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Based On:

  • "The Sound of Music" music by Richard Rodgers; lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein, II; book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse (1959).
  • The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp (1949).


  • Forever Liesl: A Memoir of The Sound of Music by Charmian Carr (New York City: Viking Press, 2000).
  • The sound of music: the making of America's favorite movie by Julia Antopol Hirsch (Chicago: Contemporary Books, c1993).

Referenced in:

  • Memories before & after The Sound of Music: an autobiography by Agathe von Trapp (Franklin, Tenn.: Hillsboro Press, c2003).
  • Letters to Liesel by Charmian Carr and Jean A.S. Strauss (Claremont, CA: Arete, 2001).
  • The world of the Trapp family by William Anderson (Davison, MI: Anderson Publications, c1998).
For more information about locating any of the above books, visit this page: Classic Movie Merchandise: Books.


Featured in:

  • Purdum, Todd S.  "The Hills Still Resonate." New York Times (30 May 2005): E1.
  • Crowther, Bosley.  "'The Sound of Music' Opens at Rivoli."  New York Times (3 March 1965).
  • Spence, Martin.  "Travel (Austria): Tourist Trapp" The Guardian (London) (29 Dec. 1990).
  • Partridge, Des.  "The stalls are alive: What's the world coming to when A Singalong Sound of Music becomes the feel-good hit of the year."  Courier Mail (Queensland, Australia) (7 Jul. 2001): M12.


  • "Salzburg Sight and Sound" (20th Century-Fox, 1965).
  • "The Sound of Music: From Fact to Phenomenon" (20th Century-Fox, 1994).
  • "Rodgers & Hammerstein: The Sound of Movies" (Twentieth Century-Fox and The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, 1995).

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