Wednesday, October 27, 2010

DVR Alert: Sound of Music Reunion

Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, and all seven actors who played the Von Trapp children in THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965) will reunite in an episode of OPRAH on Thursday, October 28th.

The date is a change from an originally scheduled airdate of October 29th.

Over the years I've seen numerous shows and documentaries with Julie Andrews and/or the children, but I believe this is the first time that Christopher Plummer has reunited with the entire group.

A 45th Anniversary DVD will be released on November 2nd, but it looks as though it can only be purchased on standard DVD if you're willing to chip in for a Blu-ray copy as well.

The film has had two excellent previous releases with different extras, including a 40th Anniversary edition released in 2005.

October 28th Update: SOUND OF MUSIC fans may want to enter this one-day-only giveaway contest which includes a stay at the Trapp Family Lodge and the new DVD.

Update: The "children" are writing a book, due out next year. (Via Mary Katharine Ham.)

Incidentally, Charmian Carr, the oldest of the children, has already published two titles, FOREVER LIESL: A MEMOIR OF THE SOUND OF MUSIC and LETTERS TO LIESL.

My dad was living in Massachusetts when FOREVER LIESL came out and was able to have the book autographed to me at a booksigning in Worcester. It was particularly fun that by chance he also ran into a very good friend of mine at the booksigning.


Blogger Raquel Stecher said...

There are a few Sound of Music books out there too:

11:37 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Thanks, Raquelle! I have a couple of the titles at the link but the title by Agathe von Trapp was a new one to me.

Best wishes,

11:52 AM  
Blogger Michele B. said...

Running into your dad was such a neat surprise - the only thing that could have surpassed it would have been having you there too. Wasn't it fun to watch the whole cast together?

10:35 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

I sure wish I'd been there that day, Michele! :) :) (And it's been too long since I've been in MA, period!)


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