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In Salzburg, a visitor is almost an accidental extra in a 'Sound of Music' offshoot

In Salzburg, a visitor is almost an accidental extra in a 'Sound of Music' offshoot

I had no intention of making my film debut in Lionsgate’s new movie, “The Von Trapp Family: A Life of Music,” during my trip to Salzburg, Austria, in early June, but it nearly happened.

My partner, Doug, and I were exploring the Cathedral District, and we noticed 1930s-era cars, people in vintage clothing and a camera crew milling around a cordoned-off area by the Salzburg Museum.

Movie fans watch a film crew at work and get a sneak preview of a new flick about the Von Trapp family while it is being shot on location in Salzburg. (Claudia Capos)

We slipped through a café and...

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