Thanks for your help! Also an additional volunteer within fifty miles. The suiting itself appears to be a light gray loden, the coarse and durable Tyrolean water-resistant melton wool originally sourced from Austrian mountain sheep and characteristic to classic Bavarian clothing. When the von Trapps escaped Austria there were in fact nine children: seven from Georg’s first marriage and two from his marriage to Maria, Rosmarie and Eleonore. von Trapp is just about to fire the outspoken governess when he’s moved by the sound of his children’s singing voices; one would thus be correct in saying it’s the sound of, well, music that shifts the captain’s emotions and turns the tide in how he shows attention to his children as well as his growing affection for Maria. Try again later. You have chosen this person to be their own family member. She is a great-granddaughter of Baron Captain Georg von Trapp and his second wife, Baroness Maria Augusta von Trapp, whose family’s life story inspired the world-renowned musical, The Sound of Music. Unfortunately, the musical takes some liberties with the true story of the von Trapp Family. En 1920, Zadar est rattachée à l'Italie, et de ce fait Georg von Trapp devient citoyen italien, sa femme et ses enfants également. Found more than one record for entered Email, You need to confirm this account before you can sign in. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Carla is a granddaughter of Baroness Eleonore von Trapp of the Trapp Family Singers. Translation on Find a Grave is an ongoing project. Captain von Trapp Awaits Maria as she comes Down Stairway This is a scene from South High School production of "Sound of Music." There were also a few later recordings released on LPs, including some stereo sessions. Although Family members linked to this person will appear here. In 1900, he was assigned to the cruiser ‘Queen Maria Theresia’ and was decorated for his performance of duty during the Boxer Rebellion in China. A Magnum, P.I. In 1910, he met Agathe Whitehead at a ball. 13th–19th Century Austrian Imperial Navy Between the 13th–18th century, there had been only minor attempts to establish an Austrian Navy mainly focused on defending its waterways (rivers). The movie and stage musical were adapted from Maria von Trapp’s own memoir of her life with the von Trapp family, though significant liberties were taken in condensing the timeline and characters, simplifying all into a musical romance set amidst the tension leading up to the Anschluss in the spring of 1938. von Trapp, Max, and the baroness don traveling hats as they ride to the von Trapp villa in the captain’s sleek Mercedes-Benz cabriolet. Add to your scrapbook. Between Captain Georg von Trapp & Agathe Gobertina Whitehead, parents to the first seven von Trapp children, set against the backdrop of the Adriatic Coast. He, then, hired a governess named Maria, and Georg and Maria eventually married. Nonetheless, Maria takes on the challenge with a lively, happy, and motherly approach. Unfortunately, the musical takes some liberties with the true story of the von Trapp Family. In To the Last Salute we learn why. Georg Johannes Ritter von Trapp (4 April 1880 – 30 May 1947) was born in Zara, Kingdom of Dalmatia, then a Crown Land of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (present-day Zadar, Croatia). I may receive commissions for certain purchases made through links in these posts. As I expressed in my earlier post about Telly Savalas’ janker in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, I’m no expert in Bavarian dress. Your password must be at least 8 characters, Please check the I'm not a robot checkbox, If you want to be a Photo Volunteer you must enter a ZIP Code or select your location on the map. Place the pin on the map to plot a location. Georg is strict and grumpy with his kids since his wife died, and his kids are so difficult, they scare away all their governesses. Please try again later. Plummer’s most recognizable performance remains arguably that of Georg von Trapp, the Austro-Hungarian patriarch whose family of young singers was depicted in The Sound of Music. It had been recovered and repaired by the Austrians and re-designated U-14. Born Georg Trapp in Zara, Croatia (then a part of the Austria-Hungary Empire), in 1894, he followed his father’s Navy career by entering the naval academy in Fiume. Not long after he hires Maria and leaves his seven children in her care, Georg von Trapp returns to his picturesque estate with his high-society pals Baroness Elsa von Schrader (Eleanor Parker) and Max Detweiler, the latter self-admittedly inviting himself along as he “needed a place to stay where the cuisine is superb, the wine cellar unexcelled, and the price—uh—perfect.” He escorts the baroness around his grounds, each taking their turns pitching woo just before Maria and the children pitch themselves into the lake as they paddle over to greet him. The rebukes are only just beginning once Maria and the singing children submerge themselves while paddling over to greet Georg, culminating in a showdown where Maria implores that the father be more demonstrative with his love for his children. Try again later. Additional equestrian elements include the single vent, the flapped set-in breast pocket, and flapped hacking pockets on the hips, slanted toward the back to allow a rider easier access while on horseback. Becoming a Find a Grave member is fast, easy and FREE. Other differing details from the loden suit are short side vents rather than an equestrian single vent, and the cuffs have no ornamentation aside from the two decorative buttons matching those on the front. In 1957, the Trapp Family Singers disbanded and went their separate ways. If a new volunteer signs up in your requested photo location, they may see your existing request and take the photo. As depicted in The Sound of Music, the erstwhile naval officer had been sent an “offer” to join the German Navy, but his opposition to Nazi ideology resulted in his turning down the decision and—anticipating arrest or worse reprisals—fled Austria with his family, heading for the United States by way of a train to Italy, rather than over the mountains, as the family held Italian citizenship by nature of von Trapp’s birth in the Austro-Hungarian (now Croatian) city of Zadar, which had become part of the Kingdom of Italy following the 1920 Treaty of Rapallo. We’ve updated the security on the site. Salzburg, Austria, Spring 1938. Please enter your email address and we will send you an email with a reset password code. You may not upload any more photos to this memorial, This photo was not uploaded because this memorial already has 20 photos, This photo was not uploaded because you have already uploaded 5 photos to this memorial, This photo was not uploaded because this memorial already has 30 photos, This photo was not uploaded because you have already uploaded 20 photos to this memorial. Assuming these are styled in the manner of his other trousers, we can assume that they have a flat front. In May 1918, he was promoted to Captain and given command of the submarine base on the Gulf of Cattaro. Please complete the captcha to let us know you are a real person. The flag wasn’t his only wedding gift from the Third Reich, as he’s also given the request—nay, demand—that he accept a commission in the Kriegsmarine and report for duty the following day. Happy birthday, Christopher Plummer! In addition to the flapped breast pocket, the hip pockets are flapped and slant backwards, though they follow a gentler slant than the more dramatically angled hacking pockets on his loden suit. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. By 1921 it included seven small von Trapps; and there were more to come. He’s no stranger to traditional Bavarian dress, including the dark gray-and-green janker he wears for his on-screen introduction and the forest green Tracht jacket for the climactic performance and trek across the mountains, but not all of his clothing is strictly rooted in Tracht. Director: Robert Wise Maria Von Trapp was a nun at an Austrian convent who went from serving as a governess in the Von Trapp household to the wife of Captain Georg Von Trapp… von Trapp keeps his jacket buttoned so we see little of the trousers aside from the straight-cut legs made from the same lighter gray loden cloth, finished with slightly flared plain-hemmed bottoms that break over his dark brown leather cap-toe derby-laced ankle boots, worn with plain black socks.. von Trapp’s white cotton shirt has an icy finish, an almost indiscernible pale blue cast. While undoubtedly an execution of costume designer Dorothy Jeakins’ vision, I’m thus unsure of who made this fine suits, and the only tailor I’ve read to be associated with Christopher Plummer was Maxwell Vine of Mayfair (as mentioned by Matt Spaiser for Bond Suits.). Try again. Make sure that the file is a photo. There is a problem with your email/password. The Captain's wife is dead, and he is often away, and runs the household as strictly as he does the ships he sails on. The lighter-weight wool suiting is patterned with a tic-check that creates the effect of a black vertically oriented grid against a light gray ground. While Plummer would hardly consider himself a fan of The Sound of Music even more than five decades later, he and Julie Andrews forged a lifelong friendship after working on the film, and he has at least come to appreciate the somewhat saccharine musical he occasionally denigrated as “The Sound of Mucus”. Captain Georg Von Trapp is on Facebook. von Trapp never removes his jacket on screen. His father, Fregattenkapitän August Trapp, was a naval officer who had been elevated to the Austrian nobility in 1876, which entitled him and his descendants to the style of Ritter (Knight) von in the case of male and von in the case of female offspring. To add a flower, click the “Leave a Flower” button. His father was a navy captain. However, these adaptations often altered the portrayal of the Captain. ​Baron Captain Georg von Trapp served the 20th century Austro-Hungarian Navy for 24 years and was one of their most decorated commanders. It was love at the first sight and their marriage a society event. Georg & Agathe's Children, 1921 Front row: Baroness Johanna von Trapp, baby Baroness Martina von Trapp, Baroness Hedwig von Trapp, and Baron Werner von Trapp The Germans also offered Georg a commission as a Captain, with the command of a submarine base; again he refused. Christopher Plummer and Julie Andrews filming The Sound of Music. Please contact Find a Grave at if you need help resetting your password. You can still file a request but no one will be notified. GREAT NEWS! As shown in the movie, the von Trapp family was headed by former naval captain Georg von Trapp. Your new password must contain one or more uppercase and lowercase letters, and one or more numbers or special characters. The handsome Captain seemed pretty intimidating at first as he whistled commands at his family like the sea captain he is, but in the end, he proved a heart of gold with a vivacious love for music and a true sense of right and wrong, highlighted with his defiance of Nazi orders. Trees, lakes, mountains… you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all! Flowers added to the memorial appear on the bottom of the memorial or here on the Flowers tab. Oops, we were unable to send the email. Unfortunately, Georg died on May 30, 1947. Save to an Ancestry Tree, a virtual cemetery, your clipboard for pasting or Print. based on information from your browser.