Category: the sound of music

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Mary Martin seen with Patricia Neway as the Mother Abbess, in The original Broadway production of The Sound of Music,1959.

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Julie Andrews on location in Salzburg, for the filming of The Sound of Music. 1965.

Mary Martin revisits The Sound of Music in 196…

Mary Martin revisits The Sound of Music in 1965.

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This is probably the first time these recordings
have ever been posted on the internet. Other than the LP releases, this
amazing recording has never been available again. I’ll be posting a few
of the tracks, Forgive the quality.

In 1965, during her London run in Hello Dolly!, Disneyland Records brought Mary Martin, back to the recording Studios to make this “Storybook” recording of The Sound of Music.
Riding the huge success of the newly released film version, the
producers used the slightly revised synopsis from the film, and the
illustrations accompanying the record all reflect the settings used in
the movie.

Rather than use “I Have Confidence” The took Mary Martin’s favorite verse from the reprise of “16 going on 17″ and fleshed it out in it’s place.

It’s wonderful to hear Mary Martin, revisit the songs she made famous during the original Broadway production in 1959.

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The growing stages of The Sound Of Music, 1959.

Above, Mary Martin is photographed sitting next to Theodore Bikel (who played the captain) as they work on the score the score. Richard Rodgers on Piano, Oscar Hammerstein II, leaning over and Martin’s husband, Richard Halliday follows along in the background. 

Below, Miss Martin models one of her beautiful Mainbocher costumes for the creative team. Among those here are the choreographer Joe Layton, Miss Martin’s designer, Mainbocher, Miss Martin’s husband Richard Halliday and the Director Vincent J Donehue

Julie Andrews The Sound of Music 1965

Julie Andrews
The Sound of Music
1965

operaqueen: Julie Andrews on location in Salz…

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Julie Andrews on location in Salzburg, for the filming of The Sound of Music. 1965.

operaqueen: This is probably the first time t…

operaqueen:

This is probably the first time these recordings
have ever been posted on the internet. Other than the LP releases, this
amazing recording has never been available again. I’ll be posting a few
of the tracks, Forgive the quality.

In 1965, during her London run in Hello Dolly!, Disneyland Records brought Mary Martin, back to the recording Studios to make this “Storybook” recording of The Sound of Music.
Riding the huge success of the newly released film version, the
producers used the slightly revised synopsis from the film, and the
illustrations accompanying the record all reflect the settings used in
the movie.

Rather than use “I Have Confidence” The took Mary Martin’s favorite verse from the reprise of “16 going on 17″ and fleshed it out in it’s place.

It’s wonderful to hear Mary Martin, revisit the songs she made famous during the original Broadway production in 1959.

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THIS IS A RARE ONE. The only photo I have ever come across of Mary
Martin, performing the title song, in a TREE (on a hill) in the original
Broadway production of The Sound of Music. 

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Mary Martin visits Maria Von Trapp, at her home in Vermont, in preparation for the original Broadway production of The Sound of Music. 1959.