In March 1965 the film of The Sound of Music was released – and the love affair between moviegoers and the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical began. Rarely has a film so captured the love and imagination of the public, blending history, music, Austrian location filming, heartfelt emotion and the yodelling of Julie Andrews into a monster hit. Now, Tom Santopietro has written the ultimate “Sound of Music” fan book with all the inside information – the real-life story of the Von Trapps, the behind the dramas of the casting – we all know that Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer played Maria and Captain Von Trapp, but who else had been considered? – and the many hazards of shooting the film on location. We learn how some of the iconic songs came into being and what the actors really thought of it. Tom Santopietro knows all and will tell all. The Sound of Music Story is a book for everyone who cherishes this classic musical.