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July 31, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
A cane from Charlie Chaplin's "Modern Times" sold for $420,000 and a collection of costumes from "The Sound Music" -- including the Von Trapp children's drapery outfits and the brown dress Julie Andrews wore while singing "Do-Re-Mi" -- fetched an eye-popping $1.56 million at a July 28 and 29 Hollywood memorabilia auction, according to Calabasas-based Profiles in History auction house. Both of those bids (like the other figures here, the amount given is the final "hammer price," which includes fees paid to the auction house)
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January 2, 2014 | By Adam Tschorn
A three-piece suit worn by Orson Welles as Charles Foster Kane in the final scene of "Citizen Kane" sold for $132,000 at a Hollywood memorabilia auction last month, according to representatives for the Calabasas-based Profiles in History auction house. That amount, which represents the winning bid of $110,000 plus a 20% premium to the auction house, was substantially above the pre-auction estimate of $60,000 to $80,000. Another item that sold for well above its pre-auction estimate was a  black mourning hat worn by Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara in "Gone With the Wind.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 2010
Agathe von Trapp Oldest daughter in real 'Sound of Music' family Agathe von Trapp , 97, a member of the musical family whose escape from Austria was the basis for "The Sound of Music," died Tuesday at a hospice in Towson, Md., after suffering congestive heart failure in November, said her close friend Mary Louise Kane. Kane and Von Trapp lived together for five decades and ran a kindergarten in nearby Glyndon until 1993. Von Trapp was the oldest daughter of Austrian naval Capt.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 6, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
A lot of viewers and critics were not fond of Carrie Underwood's performance in NBC's live production of "The Sound of Music" on Thursday night. Now, it turns out members of the real-life Von Trapp family weren't thrilled about her even before cameras rolled. Speaking to ABC News, Myles von Trapp Derbyshire, the great-grandson of the real-life Maria (played by Underwood in the musical), stated that his family was not thrilled with Underwood's casting. "Although her voice is amazing, she doesn't have acting experience," Derbyshire said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Werner von Trapp, 91, a member of the musical family made famous by the 1965 movie "The Sound of Music," died Thursday at his home in Waitsfield, Vt. The cause of death was not announced. The family confirmed his death but declined to comment further. "The Sound of Music" was based loosely on a 1949 book by his stepmother, Maria von Trapp, who died in 1987. It tells the story of an Austrian woman who marries a widower with seven children and teaches them music.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 20, 1997 | TODD EVERETT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
An authoritarian widower's household is shaken up when he takes on an unconventional young woman to mind his children. Soon she's virtually taken over, much to the distress of the blond executive who has her own designs on him. "The Nanny," you say? Yes, but that's also the story of "The Sound of Music," the current Ojai Civic Light Opera production.
WORLD
June 15, 2008 | Julia Damianova, Special to The Times
In the alpine Austrian city of Salzburg, immortalized in "The Sound of Music," some residents say tourists are not their favorite things. Plans to turn the villa that once belonged to the melodious Von Trapp family into a hotel have met with fierce opposition from residents of the house's quiet neighborhood.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 31, 2006 | David C. Nichols, Special to The Times
The hills were alive with "The Sound of Music" at the Hollywood Bowl over the weekend. This final Rodgers & Hammerstein collaboration received an agreeable concert staging by Gordon Hunt, its amiable cast headed by the proficient Melissa Errico and a winning John Schneider. When it premiered in 1959, "The Sound of Music" won five Tony awards, including for best musical and lead actress Mary Martin, and ran for 1,443 performances.
BUSINESS
September 1, 1988
Protype Corp., which pioneered the development of the display typewriter, has named Ronald von Trapp vice president-sales and marketing. He replaces James Healy, who left Protype to pursue other business interests and personal obligations in San Diego. Von Trapp previously was southwest region vice president at NBI.
BUSINESS
August 19, 1992 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal magistrate has recommended that a trial be held in the case of an Irvine woman who sued Xerox Corp., alleging that the company maliciously prosecuted her and harassed her.
NEWS
December 3, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
The 101-year-old Western Costume Co. is continuing to clean out its closet, putting wardrobe pieces from such classic films as "Gone With the Wind" and "Citizen Kane" up for bid at a Hollywood memorabilia auction organized by Profiles in History. The Calabasas-based auction house announced Tuesday that the items set to hit the auction block later this month will include a three-piece suit worn by Orson Welles as Charles Foster Kane in the final "Rosebud" scene of "Citizen Kane," and a black mourning hat worn by Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara in "Gone With the Wind.
NEWS
November 14, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
More than a dozen costumes from "The Sound of Music" -- including a jacket and pants worn by Christopher Plummer and a range of children's wardrobe pieces -- are headed to the auction block Dec. 21. The upcoming auction was announced Thursday by Calabasas-based Profiles in History -- the same company that arranged the July 28 Hollywood memorabilia auction that saw another collection of costumes  from the multiple Academy Award-winning 1965 musical...
NEWS
August 1, 2013 | Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
It's a coup for Kors. Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will receive the first-ever Michael Kors Award for Outstanding Community Service at the God's Love We Deliver Golden Heart Awards dinner on Oct. 16 in New York. "I am deeply honored to present Mrs. Clinton with this award that means so much to me," Kors said in a statement. "She is a dedicated and enormously effective humanitarian whose commitment to community service encompasses the whole planet. Thanks to her talent, devotion and unrelenting efforts on behalf of those with much less, she has improved millions of lives and helped lay the foundation for a better, more just world.
NEWS
July 31, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
A cane from Charlie Chaplin's "Modern Times" sold for $420,000 and a collection of costumes from "The Sound Music" -- including the Von Trapp children's drapery outfits and the brown dress Julie Andrews wore while singing "Do-Re-Mi" -- fetched an eye-popping $1.56 million at a July 28 and 29 Hollywood memorabilia auction, according to Calabasas-based Profiles in History auction house. Both of those bids (like the other figures here, the amount given is the final "hammer price," which includes fees paid to the auction house)
NEWS
July 3, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
A collection of costumes from "The Sound of Music" -- including a full set of the Von Trapp children's drapery outfits -- will be up for bid at a July 29 Hollywood memorabilia auction, the Profiles in History auction house announced Wednesday. Among the pieces from the 1965 musical (which took home five Academy Awards and earned an Oscar nomination for costume designer Dorothy Jeakins) included in the auction are a dress Andrews wore during the “Do-Re-Mi” song ("a heavy brown homespun Austrian-style dress with wheat-colored homespun blouse," according to the description)
ENTERTAINMENT
April 21, 2012
'The Sound of Music' Von Trapp children appearances The Hollywood Show Where: Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel and Convention Center When: Signing, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday; photo opportunity, 1:30-2 p.m. Information: http://www.hollywoodshow.com/main.php Festival of Books Where: USC When: noon Sunday, Etc. Stage Information: http://events.latimes/com/festivalofbooks/
ENTERTAINMENT
August 2, 2005 | From a Times staff writer
In recognition of the popularity of the live performances of "The Sound of Music" that have been held at the Hollywood Bowl and elsewhere, the release of the film's 40th anniversary special-edition DVD will include a singalong version that features the lyrics in subtitles -- in English, French and Spanish. That's just one of the many extras that Fox Home Entertainment is creating for the Nov. 15 release of the Academy Award-winning movie.
NEWS
November 14, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
More than a dozen costumes from "The Sound of Music" -- including a jacket and pants worn by Christopher Plummer and a range of children's wardrobe pieces -- are headed to the auction block Dec. 21. The upcoming auction was announced Thursday by Calabasas-based Profiles in History -- the same company that arranged the July 28 Hollywood memorabilia auction that saw another collection of costumes  from the multiple Academy Award-winning 1965 musical...
ENTERTAINMENT
April 21, 2012 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
The seven actors who played the Von Trapp children in Robert Wise's beloved 1965 Oscar-winning musical"The Sound of Music" are as close today as they were while they were in production in 1964 in Salzburg, Austria. Though they live all over the globe, they have always been there for one another. A decade ago they rushed to be at the side of Heather Menzies (Louisa) when her husband, actor Robert Urich, died of cancer. And Menzies is the godmother to Kym Karath's (Gretl) special needs 20-year-old son, Eric.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 2010
Agathe von Trapp Oldest daughter in real 'Sound of Music' family Agathe von Trapp , 97, a member of the musical family whose escape from Austria was the basis for "The Sound of Music," died Tuesday at a hospice in Towson, Md., after suffering congestive heart failure in November, said her close friend Mary Louise Kane. Kane and Von Trapp lived together for five decades and ran a kindergarten in nearby Glyndon until 1993. Von Trapp was the oldest daughter of Austrian naval Capt.
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