Forever Liesl

Author: Charmian Carr

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440628378

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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The magic of The Sound of Music lives on in the minds and hearts of everyone it has touched. Now, Charmian Carr, who in 1965 captivated moviegoers as Liesl "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" von Trapp, tells what it was like to be a part of the film that has become a cultural phenomenon. It's all here: from how she got the role (and why she almost didn't) to romances on the set and wild nights in Salzburg; from the near-disaster during the gazebo dance to her relationships--then and now--with her six celluloid siblings. Charmian offers stories from fans and friends and a treasury of photographs. And she reveals why she left acting, what she learned when she met the real von Trapp children; and how The Sound of Music has helped her get through stormy times in her own life. Forever Liesl celebrates the spirit of the movie and what it stands for: family love, romance, inspiration, nostalgia, and the joy and power of music.

The Sound of Music Story

Author: Tom Santopietro

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466870591

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

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On March 2, 1965, "The Sound of Music" was released in the United States and the love affair between moviegoers and the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical was on. Rarely has a film captured the love and imagination of the moviegoing public in the way that "The Sound of Music" did as it blended history, music, Austrian location filming, heartfelt emotion and the yodeling of Julie Andrews into a monster hit. Now, Tom Santopietro has written the ultimate "Sound of Music" fan book with all the inside dope from behind the scenes stories of the filming in Austria and Hollywood to new interviews with Johannes von Trapp and others. Santopietro looks back at the real life story of Maria von Trapp, goes on to chronicle the sensational success of the Broadway musical, and recounts the story of the near cancellation of the film when the "Cleopatra" bankrupted 20th Century Fox. We all know that Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer played Maria and Captain Von Trapp, but who else had been considered? Tom Santopietro knows and will tell all while providing a historian's critical analysis of the careers of director Robert Wise and screenwriter Ernest Lehman, a look at the critical controversy which greeted the movie, the film's relationship to the turbulent 1960s and the super stardom which engulfed Julie Andrews. Tom Santopietro's "The Story of 'The Sound of Music'" is book for everyone who cherishes this American classic.

Liesl & Po

Author: Lauren Oliver

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062093355

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 2922


From New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver comes a luminous novel that glows with rare magic, ghostly wonders, and a true friendship that lights even the darkest of places. An E. B. White Read-Aloud Honor Book, it’s perfect for fans of the author’s other middle grade novels: The Spindlers and the Curiosity House series. Liesl lives in a tiny attic bedroom, locked away by her cruel stepmother. Her only friends are the shadows and the mice—until one night a ghost named Po appears from the darkness. That same evening, an alchemist's apprentice named Will makes an innocent mistake that has tremendous consequences for Liesl and Po, and it draws the three of them together on an extraordinary journey.

The Sound of Music

Author: Caryl Flinn

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1844579107

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 105

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Fifty years after its release, The Sound of Music (1965) remains the most profitable and recognisable film musical ever made. Quickly consolidating its cultural authority, the Hollywood film soon eclipsed the German film and Broadway musical that preceded it to become one of the most popular cultural reference points of the twenty-first century. In this fresh exploration, Caryl Flinn foregrounds the film's iconic musical numbers, arguing for their central role in the film's longevity and mass appeal. Stressing the unique emotional bond audiences establish with The Sound of Music, Flinn traces the film's prehistories, its place amongst the tumultuous political, social and cultural events of the 1960s, and its spirited afterlife among fans around the world.

The Sound of Music FAQ

Author: Barry Monush

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1495025942

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 523

View: 1861


(FAQ). The Sound of Music FAQ is a comprehensive, encyclopedia-like reference to the world's most popular movie musical. Rather than focusing on the often-told stories of this classic movie, this book looks at the 1965 Oscar-winner in relation to its source, including the true von Trapp family story and the Broadway musical from which it was derived. The Sound of Music FAQ explores such facts and trivia as the movie's phenomenal original run in cinemas, during which it dominated the box office for a staggering amount of time and became the highest grossing movie of the 1960s and of all time; its long and varied life on home video and primetime television; the bestselling soundtrack and many other related recordings; information behind the stunning Austrian locations; the critical feedback; the many stage revivals; and the continuing references, homages, reunions, and tributes related to it over the many decades since its release.

Red Wolf Hunting

Author: Amberlyn Holland

Publisher: Amberlyn Holland

ISBN: N.A

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 234

View: 5936


This Red is no babe in the woods. He’s a wolf on a mission and no huntress will stand in his way. In the wrong hands, the Golden Shield could devastate his pack and wolf-shifter Rory will use any means necessary to find the ancient magic relic. Even consult with a fortuneteller who's gift relies more on sleight-of-hand than any kind of clairvoyance. But it's her niece Aileen, the captivating local hunter, who offers to guide him to the treasure he seeks. And it's Aileen who betrays him for it. The Golden Shield belonged to Aileen's family, once. Until it was stolen by a greedy nobleman. Now, Rory's unexpected appearance offers the perfect opportunity to reclaim the legacy that's rightfully hers. When her betrayal leads Rory into a trap, however, Aileen can't leave him behind. But will rescuing him leave both their families at the mercy of a big, bad enemy? If you're looking for a clean fairy tale fantasy romance featuring wolf-shifters, strong women, adventure, magic and happily-ever-after, don't miss the entire Wolves Ever After series of re-imagined fairy tales.

Movie Roadshows

Author: Kim R. Holston

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786492619

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 382

View: 1852


This work examines a film distribution system paralleling the rise of early features and persisting until 1972, when Man of La Mancha was the final roadshow to require reserved seating. Synonymous with Hollywood’s star-studded premieres, roadshows were longer and cost more than regular features, making the experience similar to attending the legitimate theater. Roadshows, often epic in subject matter, played selected (usually only one) theaters in major urban centers until demand decreased. De rigueur by the 1960s were musical overtures, intermissions, entre’acte and exit music and souvenir programs for sale in the lobby. Throughout the text are recollections by people who attended roadshows, including actor John Kerr and actresses Barbara Eden and Ingrid Pitt. The focus is on roadshows released in the United States but an appendix identifies international roadshows and films forecast but not released as roadshows. Included are plots, contemporary critical reaction, premiere dates, production background, and methods of promotion—i.e., the ballyhoo.

A Child's Christmas Wish

Author: Erica Vetsch

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1488017948

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 3170


A Baby for Christmas The only Christmas gift Oscar Rabb's four-year-old daughter prays for is one the widower can't provide: a baby sibling. And when his neighbor's house burns down, he's willing to open his home to pregnant and widowed Kate Amaker and her in-laws—but not his heart. Even if his little girl's convinced Kate's unborn child is the answer to her wish. Kate quickly sees the generous but aloof Oscar has little interest in growing closer to his houseguests. Still, she intends to make the coming Christmas a season to remember for his daughter. And as Oscar starts to open up to her, Kate can't help picturing just how wonderful the holidays—and a future together—might be.

Broken Wings

Author: Sylvie Kurtz

Publisher: Leisure Books

ISBN: 9780505521491

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

View: 2032


On a routine outing in an antique plane, Colin Castle finds himself contending with a slip in time and with the beautiful Leisl Erhardt, who may or may not dare to risk her heart for the daring barnstormer from the skies. Original.