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Costumes worn by Julie Andrews "Maria" and the "Von Trapp children" from The Sound of Music

Historic collection of costumes worn by Julie Andrews “Maria” and the “Von Trapp children” from The Sound of Music. (TCF, 1965) The most successful movie musical in history, The Sound of Music earned five Oscars, including Best Picture in 1965, and displaced Gone With the Wind as the highest grossing film of all time. Its first release lasted more than four and one half years, and its landmark score includes some of the most beloved songs in the American songbook, including “Edelweiss”, “Do-Re-Mi”, “Sixteen Going on 17”, “My Favorite Things” and the title song. Beautifully filmed in the Austrian mountains and Salzburg, the film follows the experience of the Von Trapp family who leave their homeland to escape Nazi occupation. Included with the following costumes is a 4-page typewritten story of the Von Trapp family signed by Maria Von Trapp, explaining the origins of singing family and events leading to their eventual escape from Third Reich-controlled Austria. (From the collection of Chris Christian) Julie Andrews signature “Maria” dress worn when she sings “Do-Re-Mi” to the Von Trapp children. This signature costume was worn by Julie Andrews when she took the children on a day trip and they sang the popular “Do-Re-Mi” number. Consisting of a heavy brown homespun Austrian-style dress with wheat-colored homespun blouse. The costume features 20th Century-Fox bias labels in internal collar and waistband. Retains the small Christie’s June 28, 1995 auction tag. Set of all (7) Von Trapp Children “Drapery” costumes. Frustrated by the rigid rules and conditions imposed by Capt. Von Trapp concerning the care of his children, Julie Andrews as “Maria” takes it upon herself to liven up their lives by fashioning these bright and fun uniforms from the draperies in her room. Including: (1) Debbie Turner “Marta” jumper and matching shorts, both with internal 20th Century-Fox bias labels handwritten, “D. Turner” (1) Duane Chase “Kurt” button down shirt with three quarter length sleeves. Fox dry cleaning tag and Western Costume bias label present (1) Angela Cartwright “Brigitta” sleeveless dress with bib lapel and Western Costume bias label handwritten “SOM” (Sound of Music) (1) Nicholas Hammond “Friedrich” cloth lederhosen-style outfit with straps. Internal Western costume bias label typed “Nicholas Hammond chg. #4” (1) Heather Menzies “Louisa” sleeveless dress with green ties at the hip with Western Costume internal bias labels handwritten “Louisa SOM” (1) Charmian Carr “Liesl” dress with short puff, princess sleeves and Western Costume internal bias label handwritten “Charmine (sic) Farnon” (birth name); “SOM” is handwritten along back internal zipper closure (1) Kim Karath “Gretl” jumper with suspenders and Western Costume internal bias label handwritten ““K. Karath” accompanied by a yellow vintage Saks Fifth Ave. brand round-collared polo shirt. All from the Western Costume “Star Collection” Part II held by Butterfield & Butterfield July 17, 18, 19, 1994. Julie Andrews “Maria” yellow wool skirt suit and blouse from her honeymoon return with purple wool cape from escape and final sequence. This yellow skirt suit was worn by Maria upon her return from her honeymoon with the captain and engages in a heart to heart discussion with Liesel. Consisting of a tailored wool jacket and front pleated calf-length skirt. 20th Century-Fox bias labels in jacket and skirt, each handwritten “J. Andrews” with Fox dry cleaning tag present in skirt. Skirt soiled on the back panels. Accompanied by a sheer yellow blouse with integral under garment and internal 20th Century-Fox bias label handwritten “J. Andrews”. Minor staining on the edge of the lapel. From the Western Costume “Star Collection” Part II held by Butterfield & Butterfield July 17-19, 1994. Also includes Maria’s purple wool cape with green trim and purple and black flower patterned lining. Internal 20th Century-Fox bias label handwritten, “J. Andrews 1”. The cape was worn during the escape and final mountaintop sequence of the film. Set of all (7) Von Trapp Children school uniforms. Including: (1) Duane Chase “Kurt” linen with green trim sailor flap costume consisting of tunic and green trim short pants, each with Western Costume internal bias label typewritten “Duane Chase” (1) Heather Menzies “Louisa” linen dress with green trim on sleeves, waist and collar. Front zippered closure “SOM” handwritten on interior lining collar. Western Costume bias label marked “Julie Graham” (from subsequent production), (1) Angela Cartwright “Brigitta” linen dress with green trim on sleeves, waist and collar. Front zippered closure “SOM” handwritten on interior lining collar. Western Costume bias label marked “Shannon Terhune” (from subsequent production). Studio repair to left shoulder and mild staining under arms. (1) Debbie Turner “Marta” linen dress with green trim on sleeves, waist and collar. Front zippered closure “SOM” handwritten on interior lining collar. Western Costume bias label marked “Melissa McLendon” (from subsequent production), (1) Charmian Carr “Liesl” linen dress with green trim on sleeves, waist and collar. Front zippered closure. Western Costume bias label handwritten “Charmine (sic) Farnon” (birth name). Staining on sailor flap and spotting to front of blouse. Some distress and studio repair under arms (1) Nicholas Hammond “Friedrich” 2-piece sailor style tunic and shorts with green trim, each bearing internal Western Costume label handwritten “Nicholas Hammond” (1) Kym Karath “Gretl” linen dress with green trim on sleeves. Front zippered closure. Western Costume bias label marked “Twyla McLindon” (from subsequent production). Linen deterioration on both sleeves reinforced by the costume company. Minor spotting. All sold at Western Costume “Star Collection” Part I held by Butterfield & Butterfield October 10, 1993. Duane Chase “Kurt” jacket and vest from the “So Long, Farewell” sequence. Including: (1) Gray wool jacket with green trim and ornamental antler collar pin and (1) green and yellow striped wool vest. Both have Western Costume labels typewritten “Duane Chase chg. #2”. Worn in the “So Long, Farewell” sequence at the ball in the Von Trapp home. Minor wear and rubbing in small patches on sleeves and front lower portion of jacket. Also included is (1) rust-colored cotton vest with interior Western Costume label typewritten, “Duane Chase 3υrd Do-Re-Me” (not visible). Color faded on front panels. All from Western Costume “Star Collection” Part III held by Butterfield & Butterfield December 3 & 4, 1994. Angela Cartwright “Brigitta” costume from the “Do-Re-Mi” montage and dress from the wedding sequence. Including: (1) Austrian-style dress with orange wool bodice and cotton skirt with zippered back and integral flower blouse with puffy princess short sleeves from the “Do-Re-Mi” montage and (1) Crème organdy dress with embroidered flowers and pale green sash around midriff, worn at the wedding of Capt. Von Trapp to Maria. Interior Western Costume bias label handwritten “Angela Cartwright” with “SOM” marked in ink on inner front collar. Slight staining at bottom hem. Both from the Western Costume “Star Collection” Part III held by Butterfield & Butterfield December 3 & 4, 1994. Set of (3) Charmian Carr “Liesel” costumes worn in “Edelweiss,” “So Long, Farewell” and “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” sequences. Including: (1) Green dress with purple flower bib collar and tiered sleeves. Internal Western Costume label handwritten, “Charmian Farnon” with “Liesl” written over actors’ name. Worn during the famous “Edelweiss” number where Captain Von Trapp (Christopher Plummer) finally softens and sings with his children; also worn in “The Lonely Goatherd” puppet show scene (1) Hand-embroidered crème colored dress with hand-embroidered floral motif and fine white beads. Worn while dancing alone on the veranda during the Von Trapp ball before singing the spirited “So Long, Farewell” with the other children. Internal Western Costume bias label handwritten, “Charmian Farnon” (birth name) and (1) Champagne chiffon gown with ribbon on bodice. Repair to the delicate chiffon. Worn in the “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” number, which ends in the rain. Studio distressed from water during the theatrical rainstorm. Some distress and overall discoloration. All from the Western Costume “Star Collection” Part III held by Butterfield & Butterfield December 3 & 4, 1994. Without question, the most comprehensive collection of signature costumes from The Sound of Music any institution or collector could ever hope to obtain. The importance of this collection cannot be overstated. Estimated Price:$800,000 – $1,200,000 USD

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