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I liked the singing, and Maria was so pretty and kind! In the early 1970s I saw Maria von Trapp herself on Dinah Shore's television show, and boy, was she not like the Julie Andrews version of Maria!
a hot girl goes back to HIS place, just after meeting her an hour before.
Part of the story of the real von Trapp family can be found in the records of the National Archives.When they fled the Nazi regime in Austria, the von Trapps traveled to America.He commanded submarines with valor and received the title of "Ritter" (knight), and later baron, as a reward for his heroic accomplishments.Georg married Agathe Whitehead, the granddaughter of Robert Whitehead, the inventor of the torpedo, in 1912.Their entry into the United States and their subsequent applications for citizenship are documented in the holdings of the National Archives and Records Administration.
Fact from Fiction While The Real von Trapps Georg von Trapp, born in 1880, became a national hero as a captain in the Austrian navy during World War I.
As I grew older, more aware of world history, and saturated by viewing the movie at least once yearly, I was struck and annoyed by the somewhat sanitized story of the von Trapp family it told, as well as the bad 1960s hairdos and costumes. She didn't look like Julie, and she came across as a true force of nature.
In thinking about the fictionalized movie version of Maria von Trapp as compared to this very real Maria von Trapp, I came to realize that the story of the von Trapp family was probably something closer to human, and therefore much more interesting, than the movie led me to believe.
They had seven children together: Rupert, 1911–1992; Agathe, 1913–; Maria, 1914–; Werner, 1915–; Hedwig, 1917–1972; Johanna, 1919–1994; and Martina, 1921–1952.
After World War I, Austria lost all of its seaports, and Georg retired from the navy. The family was devastated by her death and unable to bear living in a place where they had been so happy, Georg sold his property in Pola (now Pula, Croatia) and bought an estate in Salzburg.
But the way this man talked just swept me off my feet.