Jul 13
2011

Many thanks to Sven for letting me know about their interview with Meryl Streep on The Talks. An excerpt from the 2009 interview is below, the full interview, along with an audio sample, can be read at The Talks.

Have you ever envied anybody in your life?
Oh, yeah. I mean, yeah! I envied Jessica Lange when she got Sweet Dreams. That was such a great movie; she was beyond wonderful in it. I wished for things that I haven’t had, but I have to say my blessings are pretty great, so I have no complaints.

Sophia Loren once said she hates you because you stole her part in The Bridges of Madison Country with your acting skills.
Well, I don’t think Sophia hates me because I just met her for the first time in my life at the last Academy Awards and she gave me the most wonderful embrace and she made me very happy. I am such a fan of hers and a great admirer of hers and always have been and so is my husband. He has never recovered from that moment where she came out of the sea. (Laughs)

Click here to read the full interview

Jul 05
2011

Many thanks to Simona for contributing scans from the July 2011 issue of the Italian CIAK magazine. They’re covering “The Iron Lady”.

Apr 20
2011

Many thanks to Elmira for submitting a scan of Total Film’s May issue, featuring a brief article on “The Iron Lady”.

Apr 03
2011

I’m sure this will make your Sunday. On her first cover for 2011, you’ll have a hard time figuring out that it’s indeed Meryl Streep. For the Alumnae/i Quarterly magazine, Meryl transformed, with the help and stunning photography by Brigitte Lacombe, into Vassar founder Matthew Vassar. She helps to recreate the painting “Matthew Vassar, 1861“, commissioned by Vassar’s nascent Board of Trustees and executed by the distinguished artist Charles Loring Elliott, upon the founding of the college.

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