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The film of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The Sound of Music opened in March 1965, and was a smash. Its soundtrack album was just as phenomenal, and in Britain that year it quickly toppled Bob Dylan to become the country's Number One album. And it stayed Number One, on and off, for almost three years. The Rolling Stones and the Monkees and Val Doonican Rocks, But Gently would come along and hit the top for a week or two, and then Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer would effortlessly re-assert their dominance for another couple of months. Rodgers & Hammerstein were particularly good at seeing off the Beatles: Virtually every Fab Four album was knocked off Number One by The Sound of Music - Help!, Rubber Soul, Revolver... And fifty years ago ...

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Mark's Week in Review

A Se'nnight of Steyn, November 13-19

In case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:

~The week began with Steyn marking a year of Trump on "The Greg Gutfeld Show"...

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Mark at the Movies

Great (and Not So Great) Scott

George C Scott would have been ninety a couple of weeks back, and, distracted by Harvey Weinstein or some such, I neglected to mark the occasion. I regret that he's not around, because he would have made a great screen geezer. Instead, he barely eked out his three score and ten. I saw him on stage not long before he died, in 1995 on Broadway in Inherit the Wind, and I count myself lucky. He spent the first part of the run fighting off the flu, the second part fighting off a $3.1 million sexual harassment suit from his 26-year old assistant (If you're wondering "Why the .1?", I've no idea), and then he got an aneurysm in his leg. The producer, Tony Randall from The Odd Couple, was also the understudy and he ended up playing a lot of ...

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Steyn on Fox

The Leonardo of Losers

Every week Tucker Carlson serves as quizmaster for a "Final Exam". This week Steyn squared off against A B Stoddard:

If you prefer Mark in non-visual form, later today, for members of The Mark Steyn Club, he'll be launching...

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Steyn on Fox

Primary of Geezers

Mark and Tucker on Maxine Waters' latest call for impeachment, and the massed ranks of geezers vying for the 2020 Democrat nomination:

If you're a Mark Steyn Club member, feel free to...

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Wednesday Notebook

Butcher Bob Out of His Job?

Steyn on Mugabe vs the military, couturiers vs Muslims, and undercover cops vs undercover cops

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Tuesday Notebook

Many a Slip 'Twixt K-Cup and Lip

Steyn on K-cups, T-girls, F-words and isms

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Steyn on Fox

Dancing with the Sauds

Mark spent an hour of his weekend with Kat Timpf, Tyrus and Dave Rubin on "The Greg Gutfeld Show". The conversation ran the gamut from Rand Paul and Donna Brazile to the belated dawn of the flying-taxi era...

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Defend Free Speech!

The Vertigo at the Top of the Stick

In a couple of months, Michael E Mann's defamation suit against me will enter its sixth year in the constipated bowels of DC justice...

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Mann vs Steyn

Football and Hockey

The Corner post that launched a lawsuit...

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A Clubman's Notes

A Shiny Squirrel

Welcome to Part Three of my serialization of The Diamond as Big as the Ritz, the latest in our series of audio adventures, Tales for Our Time. This fantastical novella by Scott Fitzgerald was published by The Smart Set in 1922, and has never been out of print. In tonight's episode we learn the history of the Washington family - and how they came to their glittering mountain: When he had been in Montana for less than a month and things were going very poorly indeed, he stumbled on his great discovery. He had lost his way when riding in the hills, and after a day without food he began to grow hungry. As he was without his rifle, he was forced to pursue a squirrel, and, in the course of the pursuit, he noticed that it was carrying something ...

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A Clubman's Notes

Where the United States Ends

Welcome to the latest of The Mark Steyn Club's Tales for Our Time, in which we serialize some classic fiction I've mentioned in my books and columns over the years. This new audio adventure is The Diamond as Big as the Ritz, written by F Scott Fitzgerald and first published in 1922...

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Tales for Our Time

The Diamond as Big as the Ritz

Welcome to a brand new Tale for Our Time, and the first of a Scott Fitzgerald double-bill...

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Steyn's Song of the Week

L'Hymne à l'amour

We're honored to present another live-performance edition of Mark's Song of the Week. Patsy Gallant has sung rock, jazz, disco, musical theatre, but she has a special connection with Piaf, whom she met when she was a child performer in Quebec:

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Steyn's Song of the Week

O Sole Mio

We're delighted to present another live-performance edition of our Song of the Week. Mark invites Paul Sorvino to reveal the connection between a great American actor and one of the most beloved songs on the planet:

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Steyn's Song of the Week

The Glory of Love

If you saw singer/pianist Carol Welsman do "As Time Goes By" as our Sunday song a few weeks back, you'll know that she can freshen up the most familiar standard. So we're thrilled to have Carol back live, accompanied by the Steyn house band:

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