On Wednesday, Tom Brokaw was honored for his continued contributions to the always-anticipated Mostly Mozart Festival each year at Lincoln Center. His introduction was given by Meryl Streep. “As a journalist, Tom has not only reported and delivered the news, but he has represented a certain kind of authority in our culture. Like a dad, he explains stuff to you without talking down to you. Or, when he was younger, a super smart, super straight-shooting, reliable friend. A narrator of our lives,” Ms. Streep said during her introduction. “Although he has received more awards, and more accolades, than anybody in his profession,” she later added in closing with a laugh, just before folding her speech papers into Mr. Brokaw’s breast pocket. “May I say, as someone with deep experience in this area, just one more isn’t going to kill you!” Pictures from the event have been added to the photo gallery, with many many thanks to my friend Claudia.
While adding scans from Parade Magazine, I stumbled upon two other scans I have received and forgot to add, my bad. Here’s Meryl in the June 22 issue of the British Hello magazine and a feature from Time Magazine’s July issue. Many thanks to my friend Alvaro for sending them in.
Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline grace the cover of Parade Magazine’s July 26 issue. Scans have been added to the photo gallery. Streep and Kline’s latest collaboration, Ricki and the Flash, is a musically infused rock ’n’ roll drama from Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia). Streep is Ricki, a guitar-strumming bohemian who left her family to pursue musical stardom in a band, while Kline is Pete, her ex-husband, who stayed behind and finished the job of raising their three kids. The film features energetic performances from Ricki and her band, the Flash, in which Streep strums and sings alongside her onscreen lover, played by ’80s pop hit-maker Rick Springfield. The heart of the film, however, is a story about family, which Ricki is unable to reconcile with her rock ’n’ roll dream.
Today is Emmeline Pankhurst Day in the U.K. Each year, this day pays tribute to the fight for women’s suffrage (the right to vote) and equal rights for women led by activist Emmeline Pankhurst. Beginning in the early 20th century, the tireless work from Mrs. Pankhurst and the thousands of women she rallied as suffragettes had a ripple effect that reached across the globe, helping to eventually gain women equality in numerous other countries, including the U.S. In celebration of Emmeline Pankhurst Day, the official Suffragette advance one-sheet poster art of Ms. Streep, Ms. Mulligan, and Ms. Bonham Carter is being debuted. We are pleased to share this sneak peek with our readers as they remember Emmeline Pankhurst and everything she stood for. Only this talented of a cast could bring forth such a powerful drama about the women who were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality in early-20th-century Britain.
You might have noticed that not much is happening right now. There haven’t been any public appearances since May, so let’s better have a look way, way back. A great collection of public appearances images from the 1980s have been added, including the 1980 and 1983 Academy Awards and the 1989 Cannes Film Festival. For a complete list, have a look below the previews. Many thanks to Claudia for the Oscar pictures. Enjoy the new additions.
Image Library – Public Appearances – 1989 – Cannes Film Festival – A Cry in the Dark Premiere
Image Library – Public Appearances – 1988 – Serenade: A Musical Tribute to Matilda Krim
Image Library – Public Appearances – 1988 – Academy Awards
Image Library – Public Appearances – 1983 – Unknown Event 02
Image Library – Public Appearances – 1983 – National Theatre Owners Awards
Image Library – Public Appearances – 1983 – Yale Honorary Degree
Image Library – Public Appearances – 1983 – Academy Awards – Arrivals
Image Library – Public Appearances – 1983 – Academy Awards – Press Room
Image Library – Public Appearances – 1983 – Academy Awards – After-Party
Image Library – Public Appearances – 1983 – Sophie’s Choice Premiere Paris
Image Library – Public Appearances – 1983 – Sophie’s Choice Press Conference
Image Library – Public Appearances – 1981 – 26th Annual Obie Awards
Image Library – Public Appearances – 1980 – Academy Awards – Press Room
More Magazine has scored what they call “the interview of a lifetime”. When Meryl Streep visited the White House for an intimate conversation with First Lady Michelle Obama, they dug deep into the topics that accomplished women talk, worry and wonder about – Power. Passions. Work. Mothers. And Sting. Excerpts from the interview can be read on More’s website. Read the full article in the July/August 2015 issue, on newsstands June 23. Scans have been added to the photo gallery, with many thanks to Joan!
Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant were pictured together by the Liverpool Echo for the first time since they arrived in Liverpool to shoot their latest movie. As seen in their on-set pictures, Liverpool looks incredible as it doubles up as America for the much-anticipated film. Streep plays the New York heiress and socialite Florence Foster Jenkins, who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming an opera singer, despite a terrible singing voice. Grant takes on the role of her supportive partner and manager St. Clair Bayfield, who was determined to protect his beloved Florence from the truth.
Just a couple of days after the trailers for “Suffragette”, yet another new look at one of Meryl’s upcoming films have been released. Sony has launched the UK trailer for “Ricki and the Flash”, featuring quite a few new scenes from the Jonathan Demme directed comedy, in which Kevin Kline and Mamie Gummer co-star. Additionally, screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery.