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Nov 20
2017

USA Today reports about the Lincoln Square Q&A with more insights: There’s a reason why Tom Hanks never worked with Meryl Streep before The Post. “I failed my audition for Mamma Mia!” Hanks joked at a panel Sunday night, following the first New York screening of Steven Spielberg’s new movie at AMC Lincoln Square. Somewhat surprisingly, he “never came close (to co-starring with her). I never dreamed that it would be possible.” The Oscar winners certainly picked a timely film for their first vehicle together. Set in 1971, The Post (in select theaters Dec. 22, expands nationwide Jan. 12) centers on the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post’s Katharine “Kay” Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), as they wrestle to publish the Pentagon Papers, a massive cover-up of government secrets spanning decades. Most of the action takes place over just a few days, with the drama stemming from the Nixon administration’s efforts to stop The Washington Post and The New York Times from printing top-secret information about the Vietnam War. The film’s resonance in the era of “fake news” and journalist bans from White House briefings wasn’t lost on Spielberg, who read Liz Hannah’s script just nine months ago and rushed it into production. “I need a motivational purpose to make any movie,” Spielberg said. “When I read the first draft of the script, this wasn’t something that could wait three years or two years — this was a story I felt we needed to tell today.” The complete article can be read over at USA Today.

“It was a relationship between a man and a woman that wasn’t based on any other feelings. It was a friendship that was so deep, it was like family. The script interested me because it was about the working atmosphere. This is so important right now to think about: the atmosphere in which men and women can deal with each other, especially if the woman is the superior. You see in the scene where she and Bradlee have breakfast, she treats him like he is the boss – and that’s usually how that works. There is an accommodation to the ego of the men.

Nov 09
2017

When December cover star Meryl Streep agreed to come to the Vogue offices to be interviewed by Anna Wintour, the questions were swirling. Who would wear the highest heels? The darkest glasses? In fact, the pair had a frank and far-ranging conversation filled with humor and insight. Streep came to discuss her role as Wintour’s friend, the late Katharine Graham, in Steven Spielberg’s new movie, The Post, about the Watergate crisis. Just like Streep, Graham, the publisher of The Washington Post, knew how to say—and do—the right thing at the right time. That was then. This is now: Connecting the dots was a given. Much is revealed in the interview above, between the Pentagon Papers and the Mueller investigation, sexual harassment, female empowerment, and what Meryl and her daughters talk about around the dining room table. Key questions: Will either of these ladies run for office? And which was the most challenging female character Streep ever played? The devil is in the details. The whole interview with Streep can be read on Vogue’s website, alongside the Wintour interview and a slideshow of her most challenging on-screen transformations.

Oct 31
2017

A couple of new magazine scans, including three cover stories, have been added to the photo gallery. The new magazines come from Germany, the United Kingdom and the Czech Republic, with many thanks to Marci for sending in the latter. For a complete overview, have a look at the previews below.


Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 2017 – My Way (Germany, July 2017)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 2017 – Brigitte Woman (Germany, December 2016)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 2017 – Cinema (Czech Republic, August 2016)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 2017 – Candis (United Kingdom, September 2015)

Aug 27
2017

And the final update to complete today’s addition of 170 new articles brings us remaining coverage of “The Iron Lady, lots of British and Spanish articles on “August: Osage County” and more recent articles on “Ricki and the Flash”, “Suffratette” and “Florence Foster Jenkins”. I hope you enjoy all the new articles – and let’s thank Alvaro once again for putting so much work and effort into collecting such a wide range of articles for us all to read and enjoy.


Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – El Periodico (Spain, September 23, 2016)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Que Fem (Spain, September 23, 2016)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – La Vanguardia (Spain, September 16, 2016)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Times (United Kingdom, May 06, 2016)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Daily Telegraph (United Kingdom, May 06, 2016)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Metro News (United Kingdom, May 04, 2016)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The New York Times (USA, October 30, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Tele Russia (Russia, September 07, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Times (United Kingdom, September 04, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Evening Standard (United Kingdom, September 04, 2015)

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Aug 27
2017

While this part features quite a few articles on “Julie & Julia”, no film with Meryl has garnered more attention by the press, especially the British press, than “The Iron Lady”. So below you’ll find a lot of interviews from US and European articles. Kudos to whoever came up with Iron Ma’am cover for the National Post, very funny.


Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Independent (United Kingdom, January 06, 2012)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Daily Telegraph (United Kingdom, January 06, 2012)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Evening Standard (United Kingdom, January 06, 2012)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Metropolis (Spain, January 06, 2012)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Evening Standard (United Kingdom, January 05, 2012)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Times (United Kingdom, January 05, 2012)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – El Periodico (Spain, January 03, 2012)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – El Pais (Spain, January 03, 2012)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – La Gran Ilusion (Spain, January 2012)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Independent (United Kingdom, December 30, 2011)

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Aug 27
2017

This part features some amazing coverage on the releases of “Mamma Mia”, “Doubt” and “Julie & Julia”. The British press especially has had some great covers for the promotional run. Also, quite an impressive collection of Spanish newspaper articles throughout, featuring reviews and interviews with Meryl for various releases.


Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Le Journal de Montreal (Canada, April 11, 2009)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Derbyshire Times (United Kingdom, March 19, 2009)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Top Magazine (Spain, February 11, 2009)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Daily Variety (USA, February 09, 2009)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Metro News (United Kingdom, February 06, 2009)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Spits Magazine (Netherlands, February 05, 2009)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – OK (Mexico, February 2009)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Metropolis (Spain, January 2009)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – La Razon (Spain, January 30, 2009)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Publico (Spain, January 30, 2009)

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Aug 27
2017

Part two rushes through the 1990s with articles covering “The River Wild” and “The Bridges of Madison County”, the “comeback” years of the early 2000s with “Adaptation” and “The Hours” and the superstar years, staring with “The Devil Wears Prada”. Once again, some great new cover stories, especially for 1990’s “Postcards from the Edge” and for the late 1990s promotion of “One True Thing.”


Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Canberra Times (Australia, September 23, 2006)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Top Magazine (Mexico, August 27, 2006)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Toronto Sun (Canada, June 30, 2006)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Globe and Mail (Canada, June 30, 2006)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Observer (United Kingdom, June 25, 2006)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Canberra Times (Australia, May 14, 2005)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Independent on Sunday (United Kingdom, May 05, 2005)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Sunday Times Culture (United Kingdom, October 31, 2004)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – AD Magazine (Netherlands, August 21, 2004)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Herald Standard (USA, June 20, 2004)

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Aug 27
2017

If you thought last week’s magazines update was massive, brace yourself. My friend Alvaro has made good use of the latest technology to digitalize stacks and stacks of old magazines and newspaper articles to share on Simply Streep. So today’s update is split into five posts because there are a whopping 170 articles added with over 450 pages. Many many thanks for this wonderful contribution. Let’s start with early articles beginning in 1979 and covering Meryl’s rise to stardom with “Kramer vs. Kramer” through the 1980s and articles on “Out of Africa” and “A Cry in the Dark”. Lots of great covers, especially from Canada. The 1979 Cosmopolitan article features a stunning full page photo, as you can see below. A full list of new galleries can be found below the previews.


Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Radio TV 8 (France, June 04, 1989)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Woman’s Weekly (New Zealand, May 08, 1989)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Movie 88 (Australia, Number 4)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – You Magazine (UK, November 1988)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Semana (Spain, October 21, 1987)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Woman’s Weekly (New Zealand, March 02, 1987)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Weekend (United Kingdom, January 1987)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Life Magazine (USA, October 1986)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Russian Magazine (Russia, October 28, 1986)

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Aug 16
2017

It has been some time since the last scans update, so a lot of rare magazine finds have piled up over the last couple of months? With many thanks to my friend Alvaro, a great batch of additional magazines scans have been added to the photo gallery, ranging from the very early 1980s promoting “Kramer vs. Kramer” to the most recent with Entertainment Weekly’s first article on the upcoming “The Nix”. Everything in between includes some great cover stories from Canada, Australia and Brasil. For a complete list of added scans, have a look at the list below the previews. Enjoy reading.



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Apr 01
2017

A couple of nice magazine additions, ranging from last year’s July to recent March 2017 issues and including a great article from the French Le Figaro and some Oscar coverage from this year. Many thanks to Alvaro for the contribution! Much appreciated :-)


Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2017 – People Magazine (USA, March 13, 2017)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2017 – US Weekly (USA, March 13, 2017)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2017 – Entertainment Weekly (USA, February 24, 2017)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2017 – The Daily Telegraph (UK, January 25, 2017)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2016 – 100 Women Who Changed Our World (USA, December 2016)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2016 – Le Figaro (France, July 2016)