SOM Travel Diary

My shadow portrait shot on Leopolstrom wall outside Salzburg, Austria
Over the years there have been many celebrations, premieres and memorbilia from The Sound of Music.
Here are some of those memories.

Join me for my ‘Sound of Music Christmas’ tour this winter.
November 30 - December 8
I can't wait to take you to the Sound of Music locations
and share my behind the scenes memories of filming this timeless movie.
Not only will we visit a charming Bavarian village but we will also enjoy Mirabell Gardens, the castle above Salzburg so many of the movie locations and the amazing Christmas Markets in Salzburg and so much more. Get ready to sing...
For more information and to BOOK this tour of mine
Click HERE to go to the CRAFTOURS website

To view pics from my 2017 SOM tour to AustriaCLICK HERE
My 2016 trip to Austria CLICK HERE



On December 24th 2017 Heather Menzies-Urich passed away. Heather and I had made some amazing memories that go way back. From our Salzburg days, to teenage escapades, to marriages, reunions, life and deaths. She may have been ready, but I was not. Rest peacefully my friend. You will so be missed.

December 3, 1949 - December 24, 2017



In September of 2016, our beloved Liesl passed away. It was devastating as we lost a close member of our SOM7 family.We miss her so much. Forever she will dance in that gazebo with the same gusto and joy she pursued in her life.


December 27, 1944 - September 17, 2016


GoodDay LA
Good Day LA appearance for
the Sound Of Music Sing A Long

Good Day LA with Kym Karath - June 22 2017
AC Bowl2017
Kym Karath and I give the award to the best costume at the Sound of Music Sing-A-Long
Hollywood Bowl 2017
Selfie at the Hwd Bowl


The Sound Of Music Family Scrapbook was a book compiled with our stories...
our memories...our pictures...and our home movies...

The Sound Of Music Family Scrapbook 50th Anniversary edition

MARCH 2015

Our last photograph together

Vanity Fair 2015

Our Vanity Fair shoot
Vanity Fair
Vanity Fair
Photographer Art Streiber
Vanity Fair Vanity Fair
Vanity Fair Vanity Fair
The Sound Of Music Sing-A-Long
Hollywood Bowl
- September 2015
The Sound Of Music Sing-A-Long
Hollywood Bowl
- September 2012

The year we launched our SOM7 website
The Sound of Music Family Scrapbook is released

SOM Group
left to right: Debbie Turner, Angela Cartwright, Duane Chase,
Heather Menzies, Nicholas Hammond front row: Kym Karath
, Charmian Carr

At the group signing of our
Limited Edition of the Scrapbook

Book signing
The Talk
The Talk
SOM Book get together
September 24, 2011
SOM Hollywood Bowl

Here we are at the Sound of Music Sing-A-Long at the
Hollywood Bowl, California
SOM 45 Anniversary on Oprah

45th Anniversary Celebration on Oprah
The real Von Trapp family perform on Oprah
JUNE 2009
Stowe, Vermont - The Von Trapp Family Lodge & Resort
Five of the SOM 'kids' dedicate a tree in memory of Werner Von Trapp
Von Trapp Families
The Von Trapp families gather after the dedication
AC & Maria vonTrapp
Maria Von Trapp
Dinner with Maria Von Trapp
Von Trapp Lodge Stowe, Vermont
with the tree we dedicated.
SOM 40th Anniversary
We filmed on camera interviews to be included in the
40th Anniversary Edition of the Sound of Music DVD

The Sound of Music cast reunites to celebrate the 40th Anniversary by attending
the Sound of Music Sing-A-Long at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood.

New York City, New York - November 2005
40th Anniversary
Sound of Music Premiere

40th Anniversary - Today show

Today Show
40th Anniversary - ABC News

Los Angeles, California - February 2003
Facets of the Diamond: 75 Years of Best Picture Winners
As they honor Robert Wise.
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

SOM Travel Channel

How fun it was to visit the gnome garden
once again in Maribell Gardens.
We all met at O'Hare airport in Chicago, Illinois.  Nicky had flown in from
Sydney, Australia the day before and flew with  Charmy, Heather and I from Los Angeles. Debbie came from Minnesota, Kym from New York, Duane from Seattle, Washington.
Austrian Palace
We attended a party in our honor at the Residence Palace in Salzburg
with the Mayor and the Governor of Salzburg.
Here we stand behind a photo from the movie 35 years later.


After taking the Sound of Music Panorama Tour we had a laugh with
The Sound of Music
cow in Salzburg.

Shirley Jones
Nicky and I introduced Shirley Jones that evening. who sang classic Rogers and Hammerstein songs
with Hugh Jackman

Australian Cast

I was invited to see the play
The Sound of Music at the Lyric Theatre in Sydney. Here I am with some of the members of the Australian Production.


Mozart Medallion

In December of 1998 the city of Salzburg, Austria presented the seven movie Von Trapps and the REAL Von Trapp family with the Mozart Medallion.
Heather & Me in the limo
Heather and me in the limo being whisked away to the theatre to see
The Sound of Music play on Broadway.

Brigitta Play Dress
Brigitta playclothes
My original script
SOM Script
US Magazine
US Magazine shoot

US shoot

Los Angeles
The 25th Anniversary premiere of The Sound of Music

SOM Travel Channel
Click HERE to go to the CRAFTOURS
for my 2019 SOM Christmas Trip

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