thread from my earliest childhood and through all the years since. It's not really possible for me to put into words all that the film has meant to me over the years...at least not in a post of just a few paragraphs.
I believe that the last time I saw THE SOUND OF MUSIC in a theater I was in college, when a friend and I spontaneously made the long drive from Redlands to the Vagabond Theater in Los Angeles one Sunday, within an hour or two of learning it was playing there. One very happy memory among many!
I was thus quite excited to learn that my favorite theater, the Egyptian in Hollywood, is showing THE SOUND OF MUSIC in 70mm on Mother's Day.
Even more special is the news that three of the "children" will be there in person: Charmian Carr (Liesl), Angela Cartwright (Brigitta), and Kym Karath (Gretl).
The girls will be signing the new book they coauthored with their other movie "siblings" and Fred Bronson, THE SOUND OF MUSIC FAMILY SCRAPBOOK.
I had ordered the book prior to learning about the screening, and it arrived yesterday. I haven't had much time to spend with it yet, but based on what I've seen so far, I can unequivocally state that any serious SOUND OF MUSIC fan must own this book.
I have many books on the movie, as well as my own collection of stills, costume test stills, and lobby cards, and this book is an absolute treasure trove of previously unpublished behind-the-scenes photos and other memorabilia. It even includes a DVD of home movies taken by the children's parents on the set. I can tell it will be a favorite among my large collection of books on movies.