Siting Julia | France

September 21, 2012
Siting Julia, France panel video still

On September 21, 2012, the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute, which houses Julia Child's extensive papers, sponsored "Siting Julia: A Julia Child Centenary Symposium" to celebrate the legacy of Julia Child on the centenary year of her birth. Authors, television producers, restaurateurs, and the Child's family and neighbors provided a behind-the-scenes view of the life and work of American phenomenon Julia Child, who brought her passion for learning and teaching French culinary arts to homes across the United States.

In this video, Philadelphia Cousins, Alice Kaplan, Alex Prud'homme, and Bob Spitz discuss Julia Child's life in post–World War II France.

Siting Julia | Cambridge

September 21, 2012
Siting Julia, Cambridge panel video still

On September 21, 2012, the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute, which houses Julia Child's extensive papers, sponsored "Siting Julia: A Julia Child Centenary Symposium" to celebrate the legacy of Julia Child on the centenary year of her birth. Authors, television producers, restaurateurs, and the Child's family and neighbors provided a behind-the-scenes view of the life and work of American phenomenon Julia Child, who brought her passion for learning and teaching French culinary arts to homes across the United States.

In this video, Mark DeVoto, Dorothy Zinberg, Michela Larson, and Jane Thompson discuss Julia Child's life in Cambridge, MA.

Siting Julia | TV

September 21, 2012
Siting Julia, TV panel video still

On September 21, 2012, the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute, which houses Julia Child's extensive papers, sponsored "Siting Julia: A Julia Child Centenary Symposium" to celebrate the legacy of Julia Child on the centenary year of her birth. Authors, television producers, restaurateurs, and the Child's family and neighbors provided a behind-the-scenes view of the life and work of American phenomenon Julia Child, who brought her passion for learning and teaching French culinary arts to homes across the United States.

In this video, Lisa Abend, Dana Polan, and Russell Morash discuss Julia Child's influence on TV.

Siting Julia | Welcome and Keynote

September 21, 2012
Siting Julia, Welcome and Keynote video still

On September 21, 2012, the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute, which houses Julia Child's extensive papers, sponsored "Siting Julia: A Julia Child Centenary Symposium" to celebrate the legacy of Julia Child on the centenary year of her birth. Authors, television producers, restaurateurs, and the Child's family and neighbors provided a behind-the-scenes view of the life and work of American phenomenon Julia Child, who brought her passion for learning and teaching French culinary arts to homes across the United States.

In this video, Lizabeth Cohen and Nancy F. Cott open the symposium with welcoming remarks and Laura Shapiro delivers the keynote address.

Julia and Paul Child in Lopaus Point, Maine

August 14, 2012
Julia and Paul Child in Lopaus Point, Maine, 1957

Marylène Altieri, curator of books and printed materials at Radcliffe Institute's Schlesinger Library, describes a photo of Julia and Paul Child on the outdoor deck at his family's home on Lopaus Point, Maine in 1957.

Explore the Julia Child Papers at the Schlesinger Library online.

Julia Child's rejection letter from Houghton Mifflin

August 14, 2012
Rejection letter from Houghton Mifflin to Julia Child for Mastering the Art of French Cooking

Marylène Altieri, curator of books and printed materials at Radcliffe Institute's Schlesinger Library, describes a letter from Houghton Mifflin to Julia Child in 1959 rejecting Mastering the Art of French Cooking because it was too long. Houghton Mifflin suggested she shop the book elsewhere.

Explore the Julia Child Papers at the Schlesinger Library online.

Julia Child's collection of 5,000 cookbooks

August 14, 2012
Julia Child's 1712 edition of Le Vray Cuisinier Francois

Marylène Altieri, curator of books and printed materials at Radcliffe Institute's Schlesinger Library, discusses Julia Child's collection of almost 5,000 cookbooks, including the 1712 edition of Le Vray Cuisinier Francois.

Explore the Julia Child Papers at the Schlesinger Library online.

Timing episodes of The French Chef with a stopwatch

August 14, 2012
Photo of Julia and Paul Child and a letter describing the preparations for The French Chef

Marylène Altieri, curator of books and printed materials at Radcliffe Institute's Schlesinger Library, describes a photograph of Julia and Paul Child preparing episodes of The French Chef and a 1964 letter from Paul to his brother, Charlie, about timing the episodes with a stopwatch.

Explore the Julia Child Papers at the Schlesinger Library online.

Julia Child and Chef Max Bugnard Stuffing Bird

August 13, 2012
Julia Child and Chef Max Bugnard at the Ecole Cordon Bleu in 1956

Marylène Altieri, curator of books and printed materials at Radcliffe Institute's Schlesinger Library, describes a photo of Julia Child and Chef Max Bugnard stuffing birds and chickens at the Ecole Cordon Bleu in 1956.

Explore the Julia Child Papers at the Schlesinger Library online.

Paul Child's sketch for the set of The French Chef

August 13, 2012
Paul Child's sketch for the French Chef

Marylène Altieri, curator of books and printed materials at Radcliffe Institute's Schlesinger Library, describes Paul Child's sketch for the set of The French Chef's omelette episode. Each episode of the show was rehearsed from start to finish and timed with a stopwatch.

Explore the Julia Child Papers at the Schlesinger Library online.

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