PHOTOS: Meryl Streep Comes (Back) to Maplewood

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If the air in Maplewood felt a bit more electric Monday night, it was not just your imagination.

Meryl Streep, aka the world’s greatest living actress, was in the audience at Maplewood Library to hear her long-time collaborator and friend, costume designer Ann Roth speak at the closing event of the Maplewood Ideas Festival.

To view our photo gallery, click on any photo to begin. All photos credit of Joy Yagid.

Roth, no slouch in the legend department herself, has designed costumes for more than 200 film, theater and television productions and a dozen of Streep’s films including “Silkwood,” “Postcards from the Edge,” “The Hours,” “Mamma Mia!” and “Julie & Julia.” Roth has been nominated for an Academy Award four times and won once, for “The English Patient.”

It’s not the first time Streep has graced Maplewood with her presence. Longtime residents might recall that the film “One True Thing,” co-starring Renee Zellweger, had several scenes shot in Maplewood Village in 1997.

Streep is a Jersey girl; born in Summit, her family later moved to Basking Ridge and then Bernardsville.


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