Maria von Trapp teaches Julie Andrews to Yodel
Maria Von Trapp teaches Julie Andrews how to yodel

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Julie Andrews meets the real Maria von Trapp from the 45th anniversary Blu-ray of THE SOUND OF MUSIC. Originally from The Julie Andrews Hour. The 1965 film The Sound of Music is produced and directed by Robert Wise, and starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, with Richard Haydn and Eleanor Parker. The film is an adaptation of the 1959 Broadway musical of the same name, composed by Richard Rodgers with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. The film's screenplay was written by Ernest Lehman, adapted from the stage musical's book by Lindsay and Crouse. Based on the memoir The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria von Trapp, the film is about a young Austrian woman studying to become a nun in Salzburg in 1938 who is sent to the villa of a retired naval officer and widower to be governess to his seven children. After bringing and teaching love and music into the lives of the family through kindness and patience, she marries the officer and together with the children they find a way to survive the loss of their homeland through courage and faith. The film was released on March 2, 1965 in the United States, initially as a limited roadshow theatrical release. Although critical response to the film was widely mixed, the film was a major commercial success, becoming the number one box office movie after four weeks, and the highest-grossing film of 1965. By November 1966, The Sound of Music had become the highest-grossing film of all-time—surpassing Gone with the Wind—and held that distinction for five years. The film was just as popular throughout the world, breaking previous box-office records in twenty-nine countries. Following an initial theatrical release that lasted four and a half years, and two successful re-releases, the film sold 283 million admissions worldwide and earned a total worldwide gross of $286,000,000. The Sound of Music received five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. The film also received two Golden Globe Awards, for Best Motion Picture and Best Actress, the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement, and the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Written American Musical. In 1998, the American Film Institute (AFI) listed The Sound of Music as the fifty-fifth greatest American movie of all time, and the fourth greatest movie musical. In 2001, the United States Library of Congress selected the film for preservation in the National Film Registry, finding it "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".


Melissa Warren : Yodeling is meant to exaggerate the "break" between registers. Julie had been classically trained for most of her life and had really blended together her break. Her muscle memory amd conditioning literally made yodeling impossible.

Rachel DeRosier : Julie Andrews is my favorite Disney princess. Edit: Queen

Sebastian Xu : The real Maria Von Trapp had a amazing voice

Charlie Jordan : I had the pleasure of spending an afternoon visiting Marie Von Trapp at her home in Stowe, Vt., in July 1968. She was an amazing woman and very strong. We hiked up a mountaintop to show me, my mother and sister the gravesite of the Baron Von Trapp. I was 15 years old and was totally out of breath when we got there and she made the climb without any problem. I'll never forget that experience!

James Sandwitch : both woman are golden

Allison Burke : Aaahhh so damn cool the legend Julie Andrews with the women herself Maria von Trapp, faints!!!  Yes I know the Broadway musical and Hollywood movie were fictionalized for entertainment, but of true events.  I'd so much love to here the actual events of the story of "The Sound of Music" from Maria von Trapp herself, but I'm not sure if such a video exists, sighs.

Dragon Queen : So YouTube is only gonna start recommending this to me in 2019???

redmustang03 : The real Maria lived to be 82 years and died in 1987

Gabrielle Budd : back in the 80s... I lived in Stowe Vermont... And I had a part-time job with Maria Von Trapp in her home as her private cook... Maria loved her Birds and fed them everyday... She had a candle and statue of Jesus and blessed mother in each room... her favorite program where The Waltons... it reminded her of her own family... I want since to do store to a tuna casserole... She never had anything like this before... She loved it... She had asked me to make it with chicken the next time and so she invited her whole family for chicken casserole... she also loved her bread and butter... She was a good soul and was proud of her accomplishments and she loved her family... I will never forget her she made a difference in my life... She had a great faith in God... That's what made her special... Beautiful music...

Rightsideofthelaw7 : Is there ANYTHING cooler...???? LOVE THIS...

Selesnya Conclave : I think every gay man in the world just gasped with joy.

Faith Burnside : Can we all just take a moment to appreciate these two amazing women? Julie Andrews is amazing for being an incredible actress and a decent person not drugged up and horrid like most actors, and Maria Von Trapp, for just being an amazing, strong and incredible woman. I mean look at how humble she is, the woman is a baroness and so unpretentious!  

Sepp Hias : I am from Austria. Wow, this yodelling from the "original" real Maria von Trapp, this is so beautiful . wonderfull. This is the real yodel not this yodelling in the Musical "Sound of Music" 1965.

outrageousgriot : Maria von Trapp, Rest In Peace!!  Thank you for being the inspiration that made my childhood to much more enjoyable!

Stephanie Whitaker : THE SOUND OF MUSIC IS BASED ON A TRUE STORY!?! Mind blown. O.O

Juan Licera : This folks, was not only charming but perfect. 

(Squall Leonhart) Donnie : I had no idea Julie met Maria. That's amazing!

Hope Algeo : This is so precious, it makes me cry. 

hans v.essen : What a marvellous Austrian folk song hummed by Julie and Maria. Both of their voices are great to me.

Fritz Wilhelm : Julie Andrews. How rivetingly beautiful she was!

Dancer for Yeshua : I just love Julie LOL!!! :D They are perfect together!!!

Frances Pellagatti : Julie Andrew's yodeling with Maria VonTrapp BRAVA ladies. How extraordinary. No one can beat that!!!

OMGmynameisLILI - Lili Martínez : This is the most beautiful video in the world

Meggo : The way Julie Andrews explained it in the Beginning is how I describe my life 0:03

Charlotte Evans : Julie’s face when Maria bursts into song!!!!! Joy !!!

Joyce Baskind : I remember when this was originally shown on television. There was a lot more to this exchange than we see on this clip. Maybe someday we’ll get to see the entire show this was on. I can dream, can’t I?

Dave Cooke : When I was a teenager I mowed Maria Von Trapp's lawn in Stowe VT. If there was any yodeling going on, I didn't hear it over the sound of the mower.

Lucia Huang : Lol the beginning "you are you and I played u..." It's so confusing

Charles Bishop : FYI- Yodeling was a form of communication, in the mountains and valleys, before there was electricity and telephones.

yuffi81 : This was sweet ^^.

maria eva montes de oca : beautiful Julie and Ms. Maria von Trapp an incredible human being and lovely too.

mlc HC : No one could have played Maria VonTrapp better than Julie Andrews! She made the film classic iconic & timeless world wide!

Meghan Campbell : Julie Andrews is my idol and I want to meet her so badly and I love her and she’s my queen and god bless this

Arya Beltaine : both women are so poised and elegant, wow

mlc HC : Maria VonTrapp was amazing even very much so the beautiful Julie Andrews who portrayed her in the classic epic movie of the SOM

Angel : This vid demands more likes...Maria's voice is extraordinary.

Siren : Awww, Maria's yodelling is wonderful.

Yané Marie Sleppy : *This had me in tears.* Love it!

Greg : I actually like Julie's version of Maria better than the real Maria LOL

Danny Vicencio : 0:29 I love how Julie gently pulls Maria closer to her.

Minyadagniriel : That was amazing! :D These ladies have major class! I looked up to Julie when I was in choir :)

Wendy Noll : Harmony harmony so beautiful....I wish it went on for hours!!!

Rosannasfriend : This was awesome. A legendary. Historical. Incredible. The real Maria von Trapp had an amazing, incredible voice. And of course Julie Andrews did.

MsMandymoo5 : Awwww that was delightful. A real tonic on a blah day.

goldfishcrayon : This warmed my heart. Thank you.

Kill Cancer : Julie Andrews has an amazing voice.

rachel k : This is the best thing to grace the internet

7nicKEY : she is so cute!!

vla1ne : Bliss. That's all.