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This week’s Scan Sunday includes articles and interviews from French publications, ranging from 1984 to 1999. There are some great finds and cover stories, including some fantastic new pictures from the “Marvin’s Room” promotion in 1997. As always, many thanks to Fred and Alvaro for finding all these. Enjoy reading and have a great Sunday.
Today’s Scan Sunday features some wonderful contributions by Jarka, who has scanned Czech and Slovakian magazines that range from 1992 to 2015. Thank you very much. Also added are two recent scans, Film TV from Italy, with many thanks to Simona, and Entertainment Weekly’s April 22 issue, with many thanks to Claudia. Enjoy the new scans.
This week’s Scan Sunday features a bunch of great cover stories from Germany and one from Austria. Included is a 1986 of Quick (that’s how fast you forget their gossiping about a possible Streep/Nicholson affair for the release of “Heartburn”) and a lenghty Stern cover story on “The House of the Spirits and the return of romantic movies, also covering Sleepless in Seattle and The Piano. The fourth magazine, another beautiful cover, has been replaced with higher resolution scans. Many thanks to Fred and Alvaro for their contributions. To read all articles, click any of the previews below.
Scans from the April issue of Vanity Fair have been added to the photo gallery, featruing a lenghty excerpt of the upcoming book “Her Again” and some amazing pictures from Brigitte Lacombe. Many thanks to Alvaro and to Ann for helping me on this one. Enjoy your Sunday!
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.
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.