By: E&P Staff
David Frankel, director of the just-released major movie starring Meryl Streep, “The Devil Wears Prada,” sent a letter to E&P today, clarifying our recent item on the film, which focused on its young heroine eventually turning her back on the glitzy fashion world for a job at a funky newspaper.
Here is the text of the letter:
“The newspaper office in ‘The Devil Wears Prada,’ which you characterize as ‘out of the 1950s,’ is the actual newsroom of The New York Sun, which we shot in the fall of 2005 with no modifications. They actually do have ‘stacks and stacks of documents and papers piled up on desks.’ And there’s nothing ‘reportedly’ about my coming from a newspaper family; a little actual reporting would reveal that my father, Max Frankel, was executive editor of The New York Times, and my stepmother, Joyce Purnick, is a former columnist and reporter for The Times, which I do still consider ‘a symbol of integrity.'”