Oct 22
2020

The first trailer for Ryan Murphy’s “The Prom,” the star-stuffed movie musical adaptation of the beloved Broadway musical, has landed from Netflix. Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Kerry Washington, James Corden, Andrew Rannells, Keegan-Michael Key, and many more headline this flashy song-and-dance movie, which arrives on the streaming platform December 11. Watch the new look at the film below. The Broadway musical comedy follows a group of washed up Broadway actors who help a lesbian go to prom as part of a PR stunt. Dee Dee Allen (Meryl Streep), a two-time Tony Award winner, pairs up with Barry Glickman (James Corden) in a musical about First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt that’s a total flop. They each receive career-killing reviews, and decide to revive their reputations by throwing their weight behind a charity cause. They’re joined by veteran Broadway chorus girl Angie Dickinson (Nicole Kidman), along with out-of-luck actor Trent Oliver (Andrew Rannells), in boosting Emma Nolan (Jo Ellen Pellman), a high-school senior barred from bringing her girlfriend to the prom. Production was halted on the film on March 12, but resumed on July 23. The Broadway edition, with music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Chad Beguelin, and a book by Bob Martin and Beguelin, bowed in New York on October 2018 after launching in Atlanta in 2016. The musical was nominated for six Tony Awards in 2019, including Best Musical, though it didn’t win any of them. “The Prom” premieres on Netflix December 11. Screencaptures from the teaser trailer have been added as well.


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Oct 16
2020

Entertainment Tonight has a fantastic interview with Meryl Streep, Candice Bergen and Dianne Wiest for Steven Soderbergh’s December-confirmed HBO Max film “Let Them All Talk”: Dianne Wiest sits demurely, a bookshelf behind her, broadcasting from her computer. Meryl Streep leans against a white brick wall, her iPhone at arm’s length. Candice Bergen reclines on her couch, holding her iPad over her head. For his latest film Let Them All Talk, director Steven Soderbergh put the three acting legends on a ship and, well, let them all talk. So it only made sense for EW to do the same — albeit over Zoom, rather than at sea. The ensuing conversation will mark their first extended discussion of the mysterious movie, which arrives on HBO Max in December. Scripted (sort of; more on that in a minute) by beloved short-story writer Deborah Eisenberg, Let Them All Talk stars Streep as an acclaimed novelist who’s summoned to the U.K. to receive an award. She invites two of her oldest friends (Bergen and Wiest) and her nephew (Lucas Hedges) to join her on a voyage aboard the Queen Mary 2 ocean liner, setting up a gabfest filled with reminiscence, regret, and repartee. As it happens, that also describes EW’s roundtable with the actresses. But at first, they’re just giddy to see each other again, discussing vacation spots and the California wildfires before Bergen gets things back on track. “You’re trying to get things started here,” she says with a chuckle. And so we do.

Meryl, how does playing, for lack of a better word, a regular person like this character differ from some of your more transformative roles?
I didn’t think she was so regular. I mean, to me, she was a rara avis. She’s a really weird bird. A real intellectual, which I am not. People like that sort of intimidate me, and so it’s great fun to imagine what it’d be like to have those standards of thought, and those aspirations, and to have a poetic soul, which I think she did, and the selfishness of real, true artists. People that don’t have kids and concerns that pull them into the real world. People that have been able to just live in the sort of miasma of their own imagination and anxieties and terrors. That’s her, and at this particular moment of her life, especially so. Her regrets and her desires to figure things out — it’s stuff you can relate to after 70, certainly, if you’re lucky enough to get there.

The complete interview can be read over at Entertainment Weekly and in our press archive.

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Photo Gallery – Career – Let Them All Talk – Production Stills

Oct 11
2020

Netflix has released a first batch of production stills for the upcoming “The Prom”, and Entertainment Weekly has the accompanying story: The streaming service unveiled Wednesday several stills from Murphy’s adaptation of the popular stage production The Prom, starring Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Kerry Washington, and more in a tale of a queer teenager, Emma (Jo Ellen Pellman), whose struggle with homophobia captures the attention of a fading Broadway quartet seeking a charity case to boost their careers back into the mainstream spotlight. Streep leads the film as Dee Dee, a Tony Award-winning actress who, along with her partner (James Corden) stars in a musical about Eleanor Roosevelt, endures a professional setback after their latest project flops. Teaming with veteran showgirl Angie (Kidman) and another actor, Trent (Andrew Rannells), the group travels to small-town Indiana to help Emma and her girlfriend (Ariana DeBose) push back against their high school’s controversial decision to bar them from attending their senior prom as a couple. Washington plays DeBose’s mother in the film, with Keegan-Michael Key, Mary Kay Place, and Tracey Ullman playing other supporting parts. The Prom — written by Chad Beguelin and Bob Martin, who devised the original 2016 stage production — dances to Netflix on Dec. 11. See the first-look photos above and below.

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Oct 11
2020

The Hollywood Reporter has put “The Prom” stars Meryl Streep, Kerry Washington, James Corden, Jo Ellen Pellman, Keegan-Michael Key and Nicole Kidman on their cover with a lenghty interview inside their October 07 issue: “Should I just drop Meryl?” Keegan-Michael Key is cradling Meryl Streep in a dip as the 21-time Oscar nominee, wearing a pink-sequin pantsuit and heels, gazes admiringly up at him. The two are dancing underneath the basketball hoops in the Helen Bernstein High School gym in Los Angeles, which is decorated with beaded curtains, white balloons, twinkly lights and vases of flowers. It’s March 6, 2020, and the let’s-put-on-a-show! energy is palpable on the set of the Ryan Murphy movie The Prom, where Murphy is shooting his dance number finale, an anthem of acceptance featuring some 300 young LGBTQ extras in formal wear. The real high school is still in session around the production, and occasionally the school PA crackles with an announcement, briefly puncturing the glamour of the moment. Inside the gym, Streep, Key, Nicole Kidman, James Corden, Kerry Washington, Andrew Rannells, Tracey Ullman and newcomers Jo Ellen Pellman and Ariana DeBose are dressed in coordinated shades of turquoise, pink and purple and gathered under bright lights to dance and lip-sync to the track they have already recorded of the film’s capper, “It’s Time to Dance.” The complete article can be read over at The Hollywood Reporter.


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Jul 15
2020

In a coming attractions trailer, HBO Max gives us a first look at “Let Them All Talk”, and Entertainmnent Weekly writes about it: Let them all talk… about Meryl Streep’s arrival on HBO Max. The streaming platform picked up the rights to the Oscar winner’s new movie with director Steven Soderbergh early in the shelf life of the service, and now the streamer has snuck in the first look at the actress’ latest eye-turning performance in Let Them All Talk. Tucked away around the 1:52 time stamp of the latest trailer for HBO Max’s upcoming offerings is a look at this gem, which also stars Dianne Wiest (Edward Scissorhands), Candice Bergen (Murphy Brown), Lucas Hedges (Manchester By the Sea), and Gemma Chan (Crazy Rich Asians). “Here’s to reconnecting the gang of three,” Streep says as her author character, who takes a cruise with her besties, played by Wiest and Bergen. Based on Bergen’s next line, it seems there’s a lot of self-reflection involved with this trip. “Who’s the real you?” she questions. “Does anybody trust you?” Meanwhile, off in the quiet corners of the film (and the trailer), there’s Hedges, playing Streep’s nephew, trying to romance Streep’s literary agent (Chan). The trailer briefly highlights a number of other programming, including Jude Law in HBO’s limited series The Third Day, Ridley Scott and Aaron Guzikowski’s Raised By Wolves sci-fi series for HBO Max, and The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco in the series The Flight Attendant. Then there are the more heavily promoted shows like HBO’s Perry Mason and Lovecraft Country, and HBO Max’s Seth Rogen-led film American Pickle.

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May 10
2020

And while we’re at it, I have updated the editorial photographies as well – not as many as the magazine scans, but still some very nice additions from the very beginning of her career to the very recent. Enoy your Sunday.



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Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2002 – Session 12
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2002 – Session 11
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 1994 – Session 02
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 1985 – Session 02
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 1980 – Session 08
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 1979 – Session 22
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 1979 – Session 21
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 1979 – Session 18
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 1979 – Session 12
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 1978 – Session 03
May 10
2020

Just when I finished adding newfound magazine articles to the archvie a couple of weeks ago, I realised that I forgot to add half of them :-) So, sooner than expected, here comes a second magazine update. Most are coming from Brasilian magazines, including Manchete, with some fantastic full-length articles on her breakthrough with “Holocaust” and her road to stardom with “The French Lieutenant’s Woman” and “Sophie’s Choice”. There are also a couple of scans from Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. For a complete list, have a look at the previews below. Many thanks to Alvaro for finding most of these rare articles. Much appreciated!



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Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Manchete (Brasil, March 09, 1991)
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Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Manchete (Brasil, April 19, 1986)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Premium Channels (USA, December 1984)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Manchete (Brasil, March 31, 1984)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Manchete (Brasil, May 01, 1983)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Manchete (Brasil, April 30, 1983)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Manchete (Brasil, March 27, 1982)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Daily Mirror (United Kingdom, October 1981)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Macleans (Canada, September 21, 1981)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Manchete (Brasil, April 28, 1980)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Revista de Domingo (Brasil, January 27, 1980)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Manchete (Brasil, January 13, 1980)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Manchete (Brasil, September 22, 1979)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Lancaster TV Week (USA, September 02, 1979)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Manchete (Brasil, December 02, 1978)

Apr 19
2020

If your looking for something to read on your quarantine Sunday, have a look at the 50+ new magazine scans that have been added to the archives! There are some great old finds from the 1980s as well as many more recent interviews on articles from Austria and Switzerland, Brazil and Peru, Poland and the United Kingdom. So, there’s something for everybody. Huge thanks to my friend Alvaro for compiling all these new finds and sending them my way. Much appreciated. Enjoy your Sunday!



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Apr 07
2020

After an on-demand release earlier this March, “Little Women” has been released on DVD and Blu-Ray in the United States, today. Screencaptures from the film, as well as the making of and interview, have been added to the photo gallery. Enjoy, and make sure to grab your copy!


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Mar 03
2020

Hello dear followers. As it is very quiet at the moment with nothing happening (except Meryl is still shooting for Netflix’s upcoming “The Prom”), I thought it would be a good idea to sort my archives and see if there is something old I haven’t posted yet. I should do this more often as there was A LOT that I haven’t posted yet. So, brace yourself for 100 additional pictures from public appearances ranging from 1979 to 1995. Among the highlights are pictures of Meryl’s Honorary Degree in Dartmouth in 1983, a press conference during the shooting of “The House of the Spirits” in Lisboa, Portugal as well as her appearance at the first Golden Golem Film Festival in Prague for a special screening of “Sophie’s Choice” in 1995. To view all last added pictures, have a look at the extensive list below. Enjoy the new additions.



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Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1995 – 1st Golden Golem Film Festival – Screening
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Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1995 – 1st Golden Golem Film Festival – Opening Night
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1995 – 1st Golden Golem Film Festival – Arrivals
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1995 – “The Bridges of Madison County” Premiere
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1994 – “The River Wild” Premiere (Los Angeles)
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1994 – Footprint Ceremony at Mann’s Chinese Theatre
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1993 – “Sunset Boulevard” Opening Night
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1993 – Roy Lichtenstein Exhibition at the Guggenheim
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1993 – “The House of the Spirits” Press Conference (Lisboa)
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1990 – “Postcards from the Edge” Premiere
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1990 – Warner Bros Studio Rededication
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1988 – “Speed the Plow” Play Performance
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1986 – Project Vote ’86
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1984 – “Falling in Love” Press Conference
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1983 – 4th Annual NYWIFT Muse Awards
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1983 – “Silkwood” Press Conference (New York)
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1983 – 55th Annual Academy Awards – Press Room
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1983 – “Sophies Choice” Premiere (Paris)
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1983 – 48th New York Film Critics Circle Awards
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1981 – “Four Friends” Premiere
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1981 – Dartmouth Honorary Degree
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1980 – “Kramer vs. Kramer” Premiere (London)
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1980 – “The Seduction of Joe Tynan” Photocall (London)
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1979 – “The Seduction of Joe Tynan” Premiere (New York)
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1979 – 44th New York Film Critics Circle Awards