Vanity Fair runs a cover story on Meryl Streep with its April issue, featuring a lenghty excerpt from the upcoming book, “Her Again”, (about which you read more this coming April), written by Michael Schulman. At 29, Meryl Streep was grieving for a dead lover, falling for her future husband, and starting work on Kramer vs. Kramer, the movie that would make her a star and sweep the 1980 Oscars. In an adaptation from his upcoming biography of the actress, Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep, Michael Schulman recounts the struggles—physical, emotional, and intellectual—that launched Streep’s legend.
A whopping ten magazine coverages have been added for this week’s Scan Sunday. All articles cover “Out of Africa” and include reports from the set, and interviews with Meryl Streep and Robert Redford. Eight cover stories from the United States, Canada, Belgium and France are featured with some great new pictures (and have a look at France’s Confidence cover, that’s how Photoshop looked in 1986). Many thanks to Fred and Alvaro for their contributions. To launch all latest scans, click any of the previews below. And if you don’t know what to watch over this long Easter weekend, give “Out of Africa” a go.
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – Tele a la Une (France, October 27, 1993)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – Le Soir Illustre (France, April 01, 1989)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – Film Net 24 (Netherlands, November 1988)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – Prime Time Magazine (Canada, February 1987)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – Videomania (Canada, August 15, 1986)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – Tele Moustique (Belgium, March 27, 1986)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – Jeune Cinema (France, March 1986)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – Weekend Magazine (Italy, March 1986)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – Confidences (France, March 20, 1986)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – Playgirl (USA, January 1986)
Rolling Stone has interviewed the funniest man alive (Albert Brooks) on his heavenly film’s 25th anniversary (Defending Your Life). While this is a film I constantly forget that Meryl Streep was in, Rolling Stone shares some great stories on the film’s making and how Meryl Streep got (herself) the part:
I met Meryl Streep at a party years and years and years ago. I think it was at Carrie Fisher’s house. Meryl brought so much reputation to her life because of all these iconic roles, but when you met her, she was just so easygoing and natural. She was aware of my work, and she asked what I was doing. I told her I was making this movie, and she sort of jokingly said, “Is there a part in it for me?” I went home and thought, “Okay…” It took a lot more from the producers to make that happen, but the person that I wanted for that role was the person that I sat and talked to at that party. So my job was to provide an environment where she could just hang out. She’s the greatest character actress that ever lived, and she didn’t get a lot of opportunities just to hang out, so that’s what I thought could be great. She’s playing somebody who’s had a perfect life, and she automatically brings to that someone who is as close as you could get, someone who seemingly has had a perfect life. So all of that worked.
The idea behind Defending Your Life: Imagine if you had to sit in a courtroom and watch your life. I don’t care who you are, if you committed a crime and you had to have all of your emails searched and made public, who on this planet could survive that? Nobody. Who hasn’t written some angry email to somebody at 11:30 at night that, if read in court, would make you want to kill yourself? But the interesting thing about Defending Your Life is that it’s been 25 years and if you look at it on Amazon, it always sells at the same rate. And that makes me feel pretty good, because I don’t think this is aging too much. I think what the movie is saying is going to stay relevant for a long, long time, because fear isn’t going away. The complete article can be read over at Rolling Stone.
In this week’s Scan Sunday we circle around the Netherlands, Belgium and France and then wide away to the United States with four great cover stories. Articles range from 1979 to 1997 and give a great spotlight on Meryl’s television work in “Holocaust” and “First Do No Harm”. There are also two articles from 1983 on her recent Oscar win for “Sophie’s Choice”. Many thanks to Fred and Alvaro for their contributions. If you’d like to have scans from a specific country being featured next week, just drop a line in the comments section.
This week’s Scan Sunday brings four great cover story from European magazines – Italy’s Superflash from 1988, France’s Voici from 1989, Germany’s Frau im Spiegel from 1994 (a special report on the story behind Out of Africa, featuring many rare pictures of Karen Blixen and Denys Fynch Hatton) and Belgium’s Teleknack. Many thanks to Fred and Alvaro for their contributions. Click any of the previews below to launch the new scans and enjoy reading.
In case you have ever wondered, like me, if Simply Streep has found every magazine that has ever run an article on Meryl Streep, you’re wrong. Some time last year a fan from Canada, Fred Meandro, contacted me, offering a large collection of covers and articles (those kinds of emails you just wish to happen). With the help of my friend and fellow contributor Alvaro, we’ve been able to get hold of a massive collection of very rare articles and cover stories which has been sorted and digitized. This collection is too precious to just put it out in one update, so why not turn it into a new feature? Every Sunday from now on, a couple of those new magazine scans will be posted here for your reading pleasure. Let’s start with four magazines from the United States, Italy, Germany and Belgium. Many thanks to Alvaro for his wonderful support on these new finds.
Today brings a massive update of magazine scans in the photo gallery, ranging from 1979 to 2015 and covering pretty much everything from the press coverage on “Kramer vs. Kramer” to the latest articles on “Suffragette”. About 50 magazines have been added with a good 150 pages. Many thanks to my friend Alvaro for finding all these and sending them my way. Very appreciated! For a complete list of all updated albums, have a look below the previews. Enjoy.
And on we go with the second batch of magazine scans, including the “controversial” Time Out London cover and a recent cover on Woman and Home. All scans were submitted by my friend Alvaro. As a frequent visitor, you have probably read his name in every magazines update. This is because he has been contributing recent and rare material to Simply Streep for the past 10 years. The site wouldn’t be nowhere near as complete as it is today, and I couldn’t be more thankful. So cheers to Alvaro, and enjoy all the new scans!
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Woman and Home (United Kingdom, November 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Sight and Sound (United Kingdom, November 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Vogue Magazine (United Kingdom, November 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – The Independent (United Kingdom, October 08, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – The Guardian (United Kingdom, October 08, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – The Times (United Kingdom, October 08, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Interview (Czech Republic, October 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Femme Maiuscule (France, Sep-Oct 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Time Out London (United Kingdom, September 29, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Stylist (United Kingdom, September 23, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Cinemania (Spain, September 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Fotogramas (Spain, September 2015)
Today, over 20 new magazines have been added to the photo gallery, coming from all over the world (Sweden, Czech Republic, Poland, Brasil, Spain, among others) and covering the international releases of “Ricki and the Flash” and “Suffragette”. For a better overview, the magazines update is split into two, so check the next update for more. I’d like to thank Marcela, Barbara and Tereza for their generous contributions of the Czech and Polish scans. Very appreciated.
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Rolling Stone (Brasil, September 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – TV Star (Czech Republic, September 29, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Gala (Poland, September 28, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Veja SP (Brasil, September 09, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Quem Acontece (Brasil, September 04, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Folha de SP (Brasil, September 03, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Que Fem (Catalunya, August 29, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – El Periodico (Spain, August 28, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Imagenes de Actualidad (Spain, July 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Skons Magazine (Sweden, March 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Quien La Vanguardia (Spain, February 07, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – People Special Anniversary (USA, January 2015)