When The Sound of Music was released in 1965, it took the world by storm, capturing
five Oscars (including Best Picture) and holding the number-one spot box-office record for five
years. For millions of viewers, the film is a rare combination of a powerful and moving story, superb
music, and breathtaking scenery.
The Sound of Music: The Making of America’s Favorite Movie is not only an
unequalled tribute to this beloved movie musical, but also the most complete behind-the-scenes
account of the creation of this Hollywood classic.
Through exclusive, in-depth interviews with Robert Wise, Ernest Lehman, Saul Chaplin, Julie
Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Kym Karath, Johannes von Trapp, Richard Zanuck, and dozens
of other cast and crew members; over 200 stills from the movie’s most memorable scenes; rare
snapshots from personal scrapbooks; and papers from the Fox Studio archives, Julia Antopol
Hirsch has re-created the magic that is The Sound of Music.
Now completely updated and in full color throughout, this engaging volume is both an insider’s
guide to and a delightful celebration of “the happiest sound in all the world!”