Tuesday, August 17, 2010

What famous person did you see on the subway today?



Behold, Meryl Streep on the subway, August 1981

Streep lived in SoHo at the time this picture was taken. Perhaps she was on her way to do a little promo work for 'The French Lieutenant's Woman', which hit theaters in September?

Streep has aged gracefully. The subway? Needed a whole lotta work done....

Oh, and you might like this profile in the September 1981 issue of New York magazine, where she says, "In SoHo and Chinatown I can wander around and nobody knows who I am. Uptown, people stare and I get self-conscious. In a drugstore, buying a box of Tampax, I get self-conscious."

(Pic courtesy LIFE Google images)

8 comments:

  1. Not today, but a few years ago, we saw Sandra Oh on the train.

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  2. I haven't seen anyone recently but I have seen Michelle Williams and Katie Holmes in the past before they became wicked famous. And I saw James Frain a couple months ago.

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  3. Scarlett Johansson and Josh Hartnett when they were a couple. Matthew Broderick. Iman. Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore from Sonic Youth.

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  4. Not sure he counts as famous, but I did see David Marshall Grant on the train. The lead in an old 80's movie, American Flyers, and father to Anne Hathaway in The Devin Wears Prada.

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  5. I saw Gene Wilder back in the 80s on the RR train going to Brooklyn. He was with someone so I didn't ask why Brooklyn? I got off on Whitehall Street, last stop in Manhattan.

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  6. OMG- Check out the tags! That's how I remember the subway when I was a teen - just awesome to see...

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  7. I work in the subway. Union Square. The other day, NPR reporter Neil Conan asked me directions on behalf of an obvious Latino immigrant on the subway he was with--I recognized him by his voice! Ha!--strange, because about a year ago, I ran into Howard Dean (short guy!) and he was escorting a whole family of Latino immigrants all on his own.
    Can't explain.

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  8. I saw Al Franklin back in his SNL days on the 5 Train.

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