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Tom Santopietro's The Sound of Music Story is for everyone who cherishes this American classic.

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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.

"An enthusiastic close-up of movie history." ---Kirkus

"Santopietro points out that the movie still appeals to so many because it tells us that our dreams are worthwhile, our fears can be overcome, and love conquers all." ---Publishers Weekly

"A fun-to-read book, perfect for musical-lovers, aspiring moviemakers, and film buffs." ---Booklist

"This enthusiastic chronicle will appeal to fans of the film as well as general film buffs." ---Library Journal Audio Review

The Sound of Music Story

How a Beguiling Young Novice, a Handsome Austrian Captain, and Ten Singing Von Trapp Children Inspired the Most Beloved Film of All Time

Author Tom Santopietro

Narrated by Eric Michael Summerer

Publication date May 12, 2015

Running time 11 hrs 20 min

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