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Nov 11
2021

The promotional campaign for “Don’t Look Up” and its December release in theaters and on Netflix is slowly getting on track. The first screenings with Q&As have been announced starting next week, so chances are pretty good to enjoy Meryl Streep in public again. In the meantime, enjoy these newly released production stills of Streep in presidental action.

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Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Don’t Look Up – Production Stills

Nov 09
2021

“Extrapolations”, the climate change anthology series that will be coming to Apple TV+, has added even more stars to its cast. Today, it was announced that Edward Norton, Indira Varma, Keri Russell, Cherry Jones, and Michael Gandolfini will be joining the cast of this Scott Z. Burns show, Variety reports. Norton will play a scientist named Jonathan Chopin. Playing the role of Jonathan’s son, Rowan Chopin, will be Gandolfini. Varma will portray an inventor named Gita Mishra. Russell, known for her starring roles in The Americans and Felicity, will play Olivia Drew, a gun for hire. Jones will portray the president of the United States, Elizabeth Burdick. The new list of cast members comes hot on the heels of the original announcement that Meryl Streep, Sienna Miller, Kit Harrington, Tahar Rahim, Matthew Rhys, Daveed Diggs, Gemma Chan, David Schwimmer, and Adarsh Gourav would be the leading stars in the series. Extrapolations will take 8 interconnected episodes to delve into how impending changes to the planet will ultimately affect every aspect of the way people experience life in ways such as love, faith, work, and family.

We don’t know yet what Streep’s role will be in the series, but we do know about the others. Miller will play a marine biologist named Rebecca Shearer, Harrington will portray CEO Nick Bilton who will be the head of an industrial behemoth, Rahim will play Ezra Haddad who is a man struggling with memory loss, while Rhys will portray Junior, a real estate developer. Diggs will take over the part of Marshall Zucher, a rabbi in South Florida, Chan will play Natasha Alper, a single mother and micro-finance banker, and Schwimmer will play Harris Goldblatt. All we know about Schwimmer’s character is that he is a man with a teenage daughter. Gourav will play a driver for hire ironically named Gaurav. The series sounds like it will tie everyone together by the end as they all grapple with the constant changes in climate and what that means for their own lives. Extrapolations does not yet have a release date.

Nov 04
2021

In today’s The New York Times, Meryl Streep explains how she prepared to play a fictional (and not especially competent) U.S. president in Adam McKay’s apocalyptic satire “Don’t Look Up.” Who would you turn to if you learned a comet was on a collision course with Earth and decisive action was required to prevent the extinction of all life on this planet? If your first thought was Meryl Streep, you have made both an excellent and terrible choice. In “Don’t Look Up,” from the writer-director Adam McKay (“The Big Short,” “Vice”), two scientists played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence find themselves facing this end-of-the-world scenario and must turn to a United States government led by the fictional President Orlean for assistance. The good news (for the movie, which will reach theaters on Dec. 10 and Netflix on Dec. 24) is that Orlean is played by Streep, the venerated film and TV star; the bad news (for humanity) is that Orlean is a self-centered scoundrel who cares a great deal about her public image but little to nothing about running the country. Orlean is one of several malefactors in “Don’t Look Up,” a social satire that McKay wrote about climate change but that he fully expects will be interpreted as a commentary on the pandemic. The president is also a character whose many faults and shortcomings Streep delighted in bringing to life, and she credits McKay for giving her and her co-stars the latitude to indulge in awfulness. The complete article can be read over at The New York Times. Two pictures from the article and another new picture from Empire Magazine have been added to the photo gallery.

Oct 26
2021

While we’re eagerly anticipating any kind of promotion for the upcoming “Don’t Look Up” (which might take some time given its December 24 release), and with not much happening right now, I’m happy to share two new old video interviews that were new to me – one from the Canadian CBC programme “The Bob McLean Show”, on which Meryl was interviewed for the promotion of “The French Lieutenant’s Woman”, then an unseen interview during her time in Paris for the promotion for “Kramer vs. Kramer”. And while we have seen her interview from the Royal premiere of “Kramer” in London, I’ve never seen the full segment of The Queen making her rounds and attending the photo op with Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep and Justin Henry before the screening of the film. You can find all three video additions in the video archive. Enjoy.

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Video Archive – News Segments – The Bob McLean Show (1981)
Video Archive – News Segments – Antenne 2 Le Journal de 20H (1980)
Video Archive – Public Appearances – Kramer vs. Kramer London Premiere (1980)

Oct 25
2021

The Alumnae/i Association of Vassar College (AAVC) has announced its 2021 awardees – according to this press release – a professor emerita and four alumnae who have all had a lasting impact on the College and beyond. As of press time, four of the five had received their awards. The remaining one, an eminent performer known to all, will be honored in the spring.

Meryl Streep ’71, P’08, ’13, a former College trustee, will receive the Distinguished Achievement Award. The award is presented to an alumna or alumnus who has reached the highest level in their field. While demonstrating exceptional talent, application, creativity, and skill within a certain career, this individual must at the same time exemplify the ideals of a liberal arts education and have used her or his position of visibility, power, or leadership to better the human community and serve the wider goals of society. The three-time Academy Award winner is not only one of the most decorated actors of all time, she is also an ardent supporter of Vassar and an effective advocate for women, education, and the arts. In 2014, President Obama awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom—the nation’s highest civilian honor. “She was amazing even as a student—people would flock to her productions,” recalls committee chair Amy Pullman ’71, a classmate of Streep’s. “We would say, ‘Someday she’s going to get an Academy Award,’” she added with a laugh. “She was a very unassuming person then, and that’s how she is now.” Pullman said the award coincides with the 50th Reunion of their class and will be presented to Streep on the same weekend as the celebration of their class gift to Vassar: The Class of 1971 Gateway to the Old Vassar Farm.

In conjunction with the award presentation, Streep is expected to deliver a talk to the Vassar community in April 2022. Details are forthcoming.

Oct 19
2021

Great news according to The Hollywood Reporter: Apple TV+ has lined up a star-studded cast for a climate change anthology series. Meryl Streep, Kit Harington and Matthew Rhys will head the ensemble for Extrapolations, an eight-episode drama from writer Scott Z. Burns and The Morning Show production company Media Res. The cast also includes Sienna Miller, Gemma Chan, Tahar Rahim, Daveed Diggs, David Schwimmer and Adarsh Gourav, with additional actors to be announced. Extrapolations, which is currently in production, will tell interconnected stories about how the upcoming changes to the planet will affect love, faith work and family. “The only thing we know for sure about the future is that we are all going there together — and we’re taking with us our hopes, our fears, our appetites, our creativity, our capacity for love and our predilection to cause pain,” said Burns. “These are the same tools that storytellers have been using since the beginning of time. Our show is just using them to keep time from running out.” Miller will play a marine biologist. Harington plays the CEO of an industrial giant. Rahim plays a man struggling with memory loss. Rhys will play a real estate developer. Diggs (Snowpiercer) plays a rabbi in South Florida. Chan plays a single mother and micro-finance banker. Schwimmer plays the father of a teenage daughter. Gourav plays a driver for hire. Details of Streep’s role, her first series work since HBO’s Big Little Lies in 2019, are being kept under wraps.

Oct 10
2021

There are some wonderful remaining pictures from the scans updates of the last couple of weeks, including clippings from public appearances in the 1980s and 1990s (including some lesser-known events worth a revisit) and some fantastic additional editorial photography. So, let’s wrap the Scan Sunday with this collection of “leftovers” :-)


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Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 1993 – Session 02
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 1992 – Session 06
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 1981 – Session 06
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1999 – “Music of the Heart” Premiere
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1999 – 56th Venice Film Festival – Photocall
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1999 – 71st Annual Academy Awards – After-Party
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1998 – Motion Picture Club Luncheon
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1998 – Sighting at Walt Disney World Resort
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1998 – Elisabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1994 – Chec Benefit Gala

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Oct 09
2021

A great batch of additional production and promotional stills from a great deal of Meryl Streep’s earlier films have been added. Many of those have been new to me, so I hope you’ll find some rarities for yourself among them. For a complete overview, have a look at the list below.


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Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Let Them All Talk – Production Stills
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Let Them All Talk – Posters & Key-Art
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – The Hours – On-Set Pictures
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Music of the Heart – On-Set Pictures
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Dancing at Lughnasa – Production Stills
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – The Bridges of Madison County – Stills
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – The Bridges of Madison County – On-Set Pictures
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – The Bridges of Madison County – Promotional Pictures
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – The River Wild – On-Set Pictures
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – The House of the Spirits – On-Set Pictures

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Oct 03
2021

We’ve come to our very last Scan Sunday – at least for now. Once again, many thanks to Alvaro for submitting all these fantastic articles and reviews. With this update, we cover everything between 2010’s box office hit “It’s Complicated”, the Oscar-winning “The Iron Lady” to the most recent “Let Them All Talk”. Among these updates are some fantastic new cover stories as well. As always, check the complete list below the images for all latest additions. Enjoy reading and have a wonderful Sunday.


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Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Premiere (France, May 2021)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Le Telegramme (France, April 20, 2021)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Madame Figaro (France, April 16, 2021)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Télé Cable Sat (France, June 17, 2019)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Liberation (France, January 24, 2018)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Mujer Hoy (Spain, January 02, 2018)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Wall Street Journal (USA, August 16, 2016)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The New York Times (USA, August 15, 2014)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Daily Telegraph (United Kingdom, January 24, 2014)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Guide (United Kingdom, January 18, 2014)

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Sep 26
2021

We’re at our second to last Scan Sunday, covering the “box office years” with lots of new articles and reviews on “Mamma Mia”, “Doubt”, “Julie & Julia” and “It’s Complicated”. For a complete list of added magazines, have a look at the previews below. Enjoy reading and have a great Sunday.


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Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – ES Magazine (Spain, December 20, 2009)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Caras (Brasil, December 19, 2009)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Entertainment Weekly (USA, December 18, 2009)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Hollywood Reporter (USA, December 08, 2009)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – O Estado de Sao Palo (Brasil, October 08, 2009)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Ciak Festival di Roma (Italy, October 2009)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Times (United Kingdom, September 11, 2009)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Camden New Journal (United Kingdom, September 10, 2009)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Rolling Stone (Spain, September 2009)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Hollywood Reporter (USA, July 31, 2009)

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