Walt Disney Studios has released the first theatrical poster from their upcoming Broadway adaptation, “Into The Woods”, putting Meryl Streep’s witch front and centre. The film, which is a modern twist on the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tales, boasts quite an impressive cast highlighted by Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Christine Baranski, Tracey Ullman and Johnny Depp. The film will hit theaters everywhere Christmas Day. Check out the high resolution poster in the image library.

The albums of Meryl’s public appearances in the 1990s have been sorted, replaced with better quality images and and new images have been added as well. This first update covers the 1990’s first half, the second half will follow in a later update. To launch all latest images, have a look at the previews and list below.


Image Library – Public Appearances – 1994 – Footprint Ceremony at Mann’s Chinese Theatre
Image Library – Public Appearances – 1994 – “The River Wild” Premiere (Washington)
Image Library – Public Appearances – 1994 – Sega Sports Children Event
Image Library – Public Appearances – 1994 – “The House of the Spirits” Premiere
Image Library – Public Appearances – 1994 – AFI Lifetime Achievement Award
Image Library – Public Appearances – 1992 – Boston Symphony Orchestra
Image Library – Public Appearances – 1991 – New York Film Critics Circle Awards
Image Library – Public Appearances – 1990 – Warner Bros. Studio Rededication
Image Library – Public Appearances – 1990 – 32nd Annual Grammy Awards
Image Library – Public Appearances – 1990 – “The Earth Day Special” Photocall

The US theatrical trailer for “The Homesman” has been released, showing lots of new footage, especially on Tommy Lee Jones and Hilary Swank, whose performance received quite some positive buzz after the film’s festival premieres. The rest, however, remains mysterious to me. While “The Homesman” has already received a theatrical release in some European countries back in May, this trailer states the US release as “Coming Soon”, while the IMDb lists a limited theatrical release for November 14, 2014. We’ll see how this one continues.

Meryl has attended the New York premiere for “My Old Lady”, starring friend and colleague Kevin Kline, and co-starring Maggie Smith and Kristin Scott Thomas. Streep and Kline were joined on the red carpet by another friend, Glenn Close. In the film, directed by Israel Horovitz, Kline plays an American who inherits an apartment in Paris that comes with an unexpected resident. Pictures from the premiere have been added to the image library.

Once again, I’ve digged deep down the archives to bring some rare finds to Simply Streep. The highlight of this post is probably Meryl’s first television interview in 1979 to promote “Kramer vs. Kramer”. Bits from this interview were featured on the Today Show, now a seven-minute version has been added to the video archive. Also new is footage from the Mann’s Chinese Theatre Handprints ceremony, the premieres for “The River Wild” and “The Bridges of Madison County” and a newly discovered press junket interview for “Music of the Heart”. Click the previews for all new clips and scroll down for screencaptures.


Video Archive – Career Videos – Kramer vs. Kramer – Interview
Video Archive – Public Appearances – Mann’s Chinese Theatre Handprints (September 25, 1994)
Video Archive – Public Appearances – “The River Wild” Premiere (September 25, 1994)
Video Archive – Career Videos – The Bridges of Madison County – Making Of
Video Archive – Public Appearances – The Bridges of Madison County Premiere (May 30, 1995)
Video Archive – Career Videos – Music of the Heart – Interview

Lots of additional screencaptures have been added as well. There are better quality captures from the 1979 and 1980 Academy Awards, Meryl’s television appearances on “Race to Save the Planet” and “Voices that Care” as well as numerous television interviews she did in the 1990s. Once again, have a look below for a complete list. Enjoy the new additions.


Image Library – Public Appearances – 1979 – 51th Annual Academy Awards
Image Library – Public Appearances – 1980 – 52nd Annual Academy Awards
Image Library – Television Appearances – 1990s – Race to Save the Planet (1990)
Image Library – Television Appearances – 1990s – Voices that Care (1991)
Image Library – Television Appearances – 1990s – Journal du Film (December 21, 1992)
Image Library – Career – The Bridges of Madison County – Making Of Screencaptures
Image Library – Television Appearances – 1990s – Access Privee (June 06, 1998)
Image Library – Television Appearances – 1990s – “One True Thing” Press Junket
Image Library – Television Appearances – 1990s – “Music of the Heart” Press Junket

Artists from three media will come together for a special event at Princeton University’s Richardson Auditorium on Sept. 19, as three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep joins the Takács String Quartet for readings from Philip Roth’s novella, “Everyman.” The readings will be interspersed with music by Franz Schubert and Arvo Pärt. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. The event is already sold out (in less than 12 hours); however, obstructed view seats will be put on sale on Sept. 2. In the unlikely event there are remaining tickets, they will be made available for purchase after Sept. 2 at the Frist Campus Center Box Office, at (609) 258-9220. As described by The New York Times, Roth’s “Everyman” is the story of “a nameless, multi-divorced advertising man in New Jersey grappling with family estrangement, illness and death.” The event will be presented by Princeton University Concerts, which will also collaborate with the Princeton Adult School to offer a two-session course on Sept. 15 and 16, exploring the themes of Roth’s novella. The complete announcement can be read here. Many thanks to Glenn and Rachel for the heads-up.

The new issue of Empire has a fresh look at Meryl Streep in Rob Marshall’s film adaptation of Into The Woods. This still comes from the scene, glimpsed in the trailer, where Streep bursts in on the baker and his wife – wait, does that make no sense as a pairing to anyone else?). They wished to have children, but a curse was laid on the baker’s father by the witch decades before, and the only way she’s willing to lift it is if they find her four ingredients for a potion. Cue a quest that brings them into conflict with other fairytale characters, some of them rather different to how you remember.

A new batch of production and promotional stills as well as on-set pictures of Meryl’s films have been added to the image library. Updates range from 1979 to 1986 and include “The Seduction of Joe Tynan”, “Kramer vs. Kramer”, “Sophie’s Choice”, “Plenty” and “Heartburn”. For a complete overview and list, check the previews below.



Image Library – Feature Films – Heartburn – Production Stills
Image Library – Feature Films – Plenty – Production Stills
Image Library – Feature Films – Plenty – On-Set Pictures
Image Library – Feature Films – Out of Africa – Production Stills
Image Library – Feature Films – Falling in Love – Production Stills
Image Library – Feature Films – Falling in Love – Promotional Stills
Image Library – Feature Films – Sophie’s Choice – Production Stills
Image Library – Feature Films – Sophie’s Choice – Promotional Stills
Image Library – Feature Films – Sophie’s Choice – Deleted Scenes
Image Library – Feature Films – Sophie’s Choice – Posters & Key-Art
Image Library – Feature Films – Still of the Night – Promotional Stills
Image Library – Feature Films – Kramer vs. Kramer – Promotional Stills
Image Library – Feature Films – The Seduction of Joe Tynan – Production Stills
Image Library – Feature Films – The Seduction of Joe Tynan – Promotional Stills
Image Library – Feature Films – The Seduction of Joe Tynan – On-Set Pictures