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 replies on “What famous person did you see on the subway today?”

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

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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