Courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter, the first still from the upcoming “Florence Foster Jenkins” shows Meryl Streep as the notedly awful warbler cuddling up to Hugh Grant (playing her husband and manager, St. Clair Bayfield) in the back of a car and both dressed in their finest. Streep clutches a brochure for Carnegie Hall, where Jenkins famously sang to a sold out crowd in 1944 having become a huge draw for countless “fans” who appreciated her appalling sense of rhythm and pitch. The film also stars Simon Helberg, Rebecca Ferguson and Nina Arianda.

Yesterday, Meryl Streep joined directors Ava DuVernay and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy in a conversation panel, moderated by Jon Stewart, at the Women in the World Summit. Vanity Fair has summed up the panel, which can be watched in its entirety in the video archive. Streep described the hardest thing for an actress to do—to get anyone but women to identify with them onscreen. As evidenced by everything from the way toys are marketed to which movies win Oscars, the general assumption is that women will identify with female and male characters, while men will only identify with other men. Or, as Streep puts it, “I wanted to be Tom Sawyer, not Becky.” (The way she says “Becky,” by the way, is 19 Oscar nominations worth of talent in two syllables) For Streep, the hardest thing as an actress is “to have a story that men in the audience feel like they know what I feel like.” In the video, you can see DuVernay—who beefed up the role of Coretta Scott King in the script for Selma– and Obaid-Chinoy—who won an Oscar for a 2012 documentary about women attacked with acid in Pakistan—nodding in agreement. Pictures have been added to the image library.


A lot of great production stills and on-set pictures have been added to the galleries, including from films, television and theatre. Some very rare theater pictures from Meryl’s time with the Green Mountain Guild and at Yale’s Repertory Theatre have been added, with many thanks to Joan. Then, some fantastic new on-set pictures from “The Deer Hunter”, “Sophie’s Choice” and “Falling in Love” have been added. Many thanks to Claudia for sending them in. For a complete list, check the previews below.



Image Library – Career – 1986 – Heartburn – Production Stills
Image Library – Career – 1985 – Plenty – Production Stills
Image Library – Career – 1984 – Falling in Love – On-Set Pictures
Image Library – Career – 1983 – Silkwood – Production Stills
Image Library – Career – 1982 – Sophie’s Choice – On-Set Pictures
Image Library – Career – 1982 – Sophie’s Choice – Production Stills
Image Library – Career – 1981 – French Lieutenant’s Woman – Production Stills
Image Library – Career – 1981 – French Lieutenant’s Woman – Promotional Stills
Image Library – Career – 1980 – Omnibus – Production Stills
Image Library – Career – 1978 – The Taming of the Shrew – On-Set Pictures
Image Library – Career – 1978 – The Deer Hunter – Production Stills
Image Library – Career – 1978 – The Deer Hunter – On-Set Pictures
Image Library – Career – 1975 – The Shaft of Love – Production Stills
Image Library – Career – 1974 – The Marriage of Bette and Boo – Production Stills
Image Library – Career – 1972 – Overruled – Production Stills

Another nice batch of older appearances pictures have been added to the image library. These additions range from 1994 to 2000 and include Meryl’s footprint ceremony at the Mann’s Chinese Theatre, the Women in Film Crystal Awards in 1998 and some great pictures from the 1999 and 2000 Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards. Enjoy the new additions.


Image Library – Public Appearances – 2000 – Screen Actors Guild Awards – Red Carpet
Image Library – Public Appearances – 2000 – Screen Actors Guild Awards – Show
Image Library – Public Appearances – 2000 – Golden Globe Awards
Image Library – Public Appearances – 1999 – Screen Actors Guild Awards
Image Library – Public Appearances – 1998 – “One True Thing” Premiere (Los Angeles)
Image Library – Public Appearances – 1998 – Women in Film Crystal Awards
Image Library – Public Appearances – 1994 – “The River Wild” Premiere (Los Angeles)
Image Library – Public Appearances – 1994 – Footprint Ceremony at Mann’s Chinese Theatre

In an interview with Rolling Stone, director Jonathan Demme revealed that Streep covered songs from artists like Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, and Lady Gaga. Streep performed in front of a live audience and no playback was used to enhance her vocals — Streep is a very talented singer, as many of you are probably already aware. The actress covered Petty’s “American Girl” and Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance,” which means a group of lucky people on this planet got to watch Streep perform like a rock goddess and somehow managed to not hyperventilate to death.

Entertainment Weekly’s April 17 issue features a look at the Summer movies to look forward to – including the Jonathan Demme directed “Ricki and the Flash”, starring Meryl Streep and Mamie Gummer. Besides a nice article on the film that includes interviews with Demme and Gummer, a new picture of Meryl as Ricki Randazzo is featured as well. Both the magazine page and the production still can be found in the image library, with many thanks to Claudia.

Some fantastic images from the past have been added to the image library, featuring public appearances pictures ranging from 1979 to 1988. Among the new additions is Meryl at a 1979 Broadway opening night of “The 1940s Radio Hour”, promotion for “The Seduction of Joe Tynan” and “The French Lieutenant’s Woman” and the 1983 Academy Awards. Many thanks to my friend Claudia for helping me with these wonderful pictures. Scroll down for a complete list. Enjoy the new pictures.



Image Library – Public Appearances – 1988 – “Project Vote” Reception Party
Image Library – Public Appearances – 1983 – Academy Awards – Press Room
Image Library – Public Appearances – 1983 – Academy Awards – Show
Image Library – Public Appearances – 1982 – New York Rallye Against Nuclear Power
Image Library – Public Appearances – 1981 – 26th Annual Obie Awards
Image Library – Public Appearances – 1981 – “The French Lieutenant’s Woman” Screening
Image Library – Public Appearances – 1980 – Oscar Nominees’ Party at Tavern Green
Image Library – Public Appearances – 1979 – “The Seduction of Joe Tynan” Premiere (New York)
Image Library – Public Appearances – 1979 – “The 1940s Radio Hour” Opening Night

Many thanks to Simona, who has covered the Italian promotion for “Into the Woods” and has sent in scans from La Rivista del Cinematografo (March 2015 issue), Grazia and Ciak Magazines (April issues). Very appreciated.

Image Library – Articles & Scans – 2015 – Grazia Magazine (Italy, April 01, 2015)
Image Library – Articles & Scans – 2015 – Ciak Magazine (Italy, April 2015)
Image Library – Articles & Scans – 2015 – La Rivista del Cinematografo (Italy, March 2015)