The Real Maria Von Trapp Was ‘Bossy’ On Set of ‘The Sound of Music’
With its compelling narrative and iconic soundtrack, The Sound of Music has touched the hearts of millions of people all over the world for over half a century. Based on the true story of the von Trapp family singers, the film starred Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer as the von Trapp family’s representatives. The actual Maria von Trapp, on the other hand, was not impressed by what she saw on the movie set.
The von Trapp family was the inspiration for the film ‘The Sound of Music.’
In 1959, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II produced The Sound of Music as a stage musical, complete with many of the well-known and loved songs. It was later adapted into the classic 1965 film, which is now considered one of the best-loved films of all time.
Captain Georg von Trapp is a high-ranking Austrian army official who is proud of his country and heritage. When the Nazis encroach on Austrian territory, Georg is forced, like the real von Trapps, to flee to Switzerland with his family.
The real von Trapps were a family of singers who, like the ones in the Rodgers and Hammerstein tale, even performed at the Salzburg Festival, as the von Trapps do near the end of the film. The von Trapps fled to the United States rather than Switzerland after Hitler invaded Austria, as depicted on television.
The actual Maria von Trapp paid a visit to the set of ‘The Sound of Music.’
Maria von Trapp’s memoir, The Story of the Trapp Family Singers, was released in 1949 and became the basis for the Broadway musical and iconic film.
Maria von Trapp decided to get involved as a consultant and give her real-life viewpoint on the story when filming for the film began. However, she was dissatisfied with the way her family’s tale was told, as well as many of the fictionalized… This is a condensed version of the plot. I hope you found it entertaining.