"Edelweiss" is a show tune from the 1959 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music. It is sung by Captain Georg Ludwig von Trapp and his family during the concert near the end of Act II as a defiant statement of Austrian patriotism in the face of the pressure put upon him to join the navy of Nazi Germany. In the 1965 film adaptation, the song is also sung by the Captain earlier in the film as he rediscovers music and a love for his children. Edelweiss: John Denver and Julie Andrews
John Denver and Julie Andrews Christmas Special - Edelweiss
Christopher Plummer & Julie Andrews. Every time I see something related to The Sound of Music it reminds me of my childhood. My wonderful parents took Patti and I to see it in Abilene. Playing pretend with PP in our dress up clothes, being in the play in high school, and watching it with the family at Thanksgiving and calling it frolicking.
Christopher Plummer & Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music
Pictures & Photos of Julie Andrews
Christopher Plummer, Julie Andrews
In this photograph, taken in 1956, Julie Andrews is practicing her lines for the musical 'My Fair Lady' (http://life.time.com/culture/marilyn-audrey-kim-novak-and-more-actresses-on-the-brink-of-fame/?iid=lb-gal-viewagn#24). Julie Andrews starred in many movies, including 'Mary Poppins' and 'The Sound of Music'.
Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews run lines in My Fair Lady rehearsals, 1956. Though the stage musical helped launch Andrews' career, she was replaced in the big-screen version by Audrey Hepburn.
Julie and the kids form Mary Poppins with Walt and Lillian Disney
'Mary Poppins' (1964) musical film starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, produced by Walt Disney, and based on the Mary Poppins books series by P. L. Travers. A magic nanny comes to work for a cold banker's unhappy family and wonderful things begin to happen! All children should have this movie as a childhood memory ~ it's supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Julie Andrews on the set of "The Sound of Music", 1965.