Aug 31
2010

With many thanks to Simona, some amazing scans from the September issue of the Italian OK Salute magazine have been added to the Image Library, featuring a brand new photoshoot of Meryl. The magazine is currently on newsstands.

Aug 08
2010

Here’s a new addition to the magazines archive courtesy Times Live: In an industry that’s notoriously shameless in its dismissal of actresses past a certain age, Meryl Streep has managed to beat the odds and now earns up to $8-million a movie. What’s more is that she’s not done this by playing the little-seen grandmother of the younger, blonder heroine, but by commandeering hit movies and taking on a variety of challenging lead roles. Last year alone, she starred in two films that made over $90-million apiece just in the US, one of which garnered her a Golden Globe nomination and the other an Oscar nod. She’s also just signed on to play Margaret Thatcher in upcoming biopic The Iron Lady. Not a bad way to spend her 61st year. Being the international household name that she is, it’s easy to forget just what an achievement her continued success really is. As it stands, Streep is peerless. Her 16 Oscar nominations are as yet unmatched by any other actor and her position as the only actress over 50, let alone 60, who can open a movie on the power of her name alone is unrivalled. Streep has said herself that the US doesn’t reward people of her age. But, why is this? What happened to all the other women who she was at a level pegging with back in the day? You can read the complete article in the magazines archive.

Apr 25
2010

Added better quality scans of the French Vogue, May 2010 issue (see below’s update for more). Besides the two covers, a third picture of Penelope and Meryl is featured inside. Enjoy!

Apr 17
2010
Penélope Cruz guest-edited next month’s French Vogue, which has three different covers. On one, she appears alongside Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, Kate Winslet, Naomi Watts, and Gwyneth Paltrow (who can smile the biggest, apparently); all ladies appear to be wearing tees from Gap’s (Product) Red collection. On another cover, she poses as the other half of Bono’s face, and on the third, she toplessly embraces Meryl Streep. This is a surprising, very Hollywood direction for a magazine that loves models so much. A preview can be watched at New York Magazine, scans can be expected soon!  


Mar 07
2010

How about spending your spare time until the Oscars kick off with reading some recent articles and interviews from Entertainment Weekly to Vanity Fair. A complete list of uploads can be found below the previews with many thanks to Alvaro, Elmira and All Stars Online.

Image Library > Magazine Scans > 2010 > Entertainment Weekly (USA, February 2010)
Image Library > Magazine Scans > 2010 > Tatler Magazine (Russia, February 2010)
Image Library > Magazine Scans > 2010 > The Observer (United Kingdom, February 2010)
Image Library > Magazine Scans > 2010 > The Sunday Telegraph (Uniked Kingdom, February 2010)
Image Library > Magazine Scans > 2010 > Vanity Fair (USA, March 2010)

Feb 19
2010

It is barely an exaggeration to say that you can’t have an awards season without Ms. Streep, who has been enmeshed in roughly half of them since 1979, when she was nominated for best supporting actress in “The Deer Hunter.” She won that category the next year, for “Kramer vs. Kramer,” and was nominated in it once again, in 2003, for “Adaptation.” Those three supporting nods are filigree on top of the 13 nominations for best actress, which she won on her second try, in 1983, for “Sophie’s Choice.” More than a quarter-century has passed since then, which may mean that Ms. Streep is overdue for a third statuette. Since her last one Oscars have gone to Gwyneth Paltrow, Hilary Swank (twice) and many other more- and less-deserving younger performers, while Ms. Streep, 60, has been a constant, patient and routinely passed-over Oscar-night presence. Has she received too much recognition or too little? Trying to quantify an answer is really just trivial showbiz math, pseudoscientific data marshaled in support of a conclusion that is already axiomatic: Meryl Streep is the best screen actress in the world. The complete article can be read over at The New York Times

Jan 27
2010

There have been quite a few articles on Meryl lately, so have a look at the recently added scans. Many thanks to Alvaro for contributing the US Weekly and Woman’s Weekly scans (both from January), Anke for the Laviva scans and Nathalie from Amazing Rachel Weisz for the Myself Magazine scans (both from Germany and both February 2010 issues).


 

Image Library > Magazine Scans > 2010 > US Weekly (USA, January 2010)
Image Library > Magazine Scans > 2010 > Women’s Weekly (United Kingdom, January 2010)
Image Library > Magazine Scans > 2010 > Myself Magazine (Germany, February 2010)
Image Library > Magazine Scans > 2010 > Laviva Magazine (Germany, February 2010)

Dec 20
2009

Today’s British Sunday Times newspaper has a (rather strange) cover of Meryl and Alec Baldwin and a very funny interview with the two inside. Thanks to Alvaro for the scans, be sure to read the article in the magazines archive, an excerpt can be found below the Image Libraries’ previews. Enjoy your Sunday!

Streep: At this age it’s unusual for somebody to do a love scene, to be making love. Yeah, that is unusual. But that is just how benighted we are. Because, you know, we still are alive. It’s you and I, baby. It’s authentic. The whole idea that you have to look a certain way and be a certain age to earn love is ridiculous. We love what we love. It doesn’t matter what shape it is. It’s thrilling to see real people on screen. The thing that broke that little barrier for me was Julie & Julia, where everyone said, “Isn’t it remarkable that a tall overweight woman and a short bald man could be in love?” Well, yeah? You know what I mean? You’re alive.

Baldwin [mock angry]: And the day you brought Stanley Tucci to the set of our film, I hated you for doing that. I thought, what a rude thing of you to do.

Streep: Did you really?

Baldwin: I was soooo hurt that you did that, because you and he had such chemistry. You were lovely together. It was like bringing your ex-husband to the set.

Streep: Oh, my God, I never thought of that.

Baldwin: Obviously you didn’t! I was your man in this movie, and you brought Stanley there? My penis telescoped up into my body. You know what? I’m going to do one of those movies like 300, where I’m all muscled up, and I’ve got my boobs all oiled and everything.

Streep: And they’ll be going, “Alec Baldwin’s back! He’s back!”

Dec 05
2009

With thanks to the wonderful Rea we now have teriffic scans from the latest Vanity Fair issue! Enjoy :-)


Nov 30
2009

Vanity Fair will have a stunning cover with Meryl for its January 2010 issue, on newsstands December 2! Hollywood is no place for older women – or is it? Leslie Bennetts investigates the mystery of how, at age 60, Meryl Streep has become the industry’s “new box-office queen.” The evidence is indisputable: Her 2008 screen musical Mamma Mia!, Bennetts writes, “has grossed $601 million worldwide, despite some cringe-worthy reviews (for the movie, not its much-lauded heroine).” The Devil Wears Prada, in which Streep played a demanding fashion-magazine editrix, has raked in $324 million around the world. And Nora Ephron’s Julie & Julia, released earlier this year, has earned $121 million and counting. Producers hope for comparable results from It’s Complicated, a Christmas release featuring a love triangle between Streep, Alec Baldwin, and Steve Martin. All this unexpected success has had the effect of exploding several long-standing myths: There is no life after 40 for women in Hollywood. Au contraire! “It’s incredible – I’m 60,

and I’m playing the romantic lead in romantic comedies!” Streep says to Bennetts. “Bette Davis is rolling over in her grave.” And while Streep’s success is no guarantee that other actresses will fare any better than they traditionally have, it’s a step in the right direction. “She broke the glass ceiling of an older woman being a big star – it has never, never happened before,” says Mike Nichols. Regarding Mamma Mia! and its aforementioned box-office haul of more than a half-billion dollars, Streep says:

It’s so gratifying because it’s the audience that nobody really gives a shit about.

 

A preview of the article, including some stunning photographs can be found on Vanity Fair’s website. To read more about Meryl Streep, and learn more about the ways in which her incredible third-act success is overturning Hollywood’s assumptions, pick up a copy of Vanity Fair’s January issue, out December 2 in New York and Los Angeles and December 8 nationwide.