- The Washington Times - Friday, November 23, 2001

ROTTERDAM - The world's favorite, most sought after calendar made its' debut earlier this month in London. It's the 29th time that tire manufacturer Pirelli issued its collectors item.
A day after the worldwide introduction of the 2002 Pirelli Calendar in London a small Dutch group was present in Rotterdam for the Dutch 'launch'.
This year's calendar features no models. Instead actresses were photographed at the Paramount Studios in Hollywood.
Peter Lindbergh, a well-known international photographer, who was born in Eastern Germany in 1944, took the pictures.
The calendar is not as people would expect it to be, because Pirelli is of the opinion that complete nudity is out of date. They neither selected world famous models, but a group of young Hollywood actresses, who may be famous movie stars in a few years.
They were not selected because of their beauty, but for what they do. They all have played parts in a number of interesting movies, which are playing now or will be brought out shortly.
We see for example Erika Christensen, who starred as Michael Douglas' drug addicted daughter in "Traffic" on January and Shannyn Sossamon, who earned the key role of Jocelyn in A Knight's Tale on the month of May, or December's Julia Stiles, one of Hollywood's most engaging young actresses (The Bourne Identity, Carolina, Save the Last Dance).
The calendar has two pages per month and is both in black-and-white and in full color. The first of the two pages shows the picture and month and the second has the biography of the featured actress.


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