THE SCREENING ROOM: Original "Sound of Music" Cast Members Discuss Von Trapp Family Memories (Video)

By Michael Gioia
June 28, 2012

Heather Menzies, Nicholas Hammond and Kym Karath, original cast members of the 1965 film "The Sound of Music," recently stopped by the Playbill office to discuss "The Sound of Music Family Scrapbook," the new book that tells the behind-the-scenes story of the Academy Award-winning film — from the kids' point of view.



"The Sound of Music Family Scrapbook" by Fred Bronson includes never-before-seen personal photos and collectables from all seven von Trapp children, who were played by Charmian Carr, Hammond, Menzies, Duane Chase, Angela Cartwright, Debbie Turner and Karath.

According to press notes, "Through photos, stories and replicas of memorabilia, this thorough memory book answers the burning questions fans have been asking for years: How did the children learn the songs and dances of the musical numbers? What was it like to attend the gala Hollywood premiere? What were their lives like after starring in this legendary film? How did they become a family in real life, remaining as close as any brothers and sisters for the last 45 years?"

The Sound of Music features a score by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. The original Broadway musical took home the 1960 Tony Award for Best Musical. Learn more about The Sound of Music at the Playbill Vault.

Look below for interviews with the cast: