Julia Child was the first celebrity TV chef beginning in the early 1960s. She appeared on public television to promote her first book, which landed her a cooking show for the first time. In that appearance, Child requested a hot plate be placed on set, and she demonstrated how to make a perfect French omelette. The audience ate it up. And Child, at age 50, became an unlikely TV star who changed the way Americans thought about food.
A new documentary explores her life — and through her private letters and diaries — her relationship with her husband Paul.
The film is called “Julia,” and it’s directed by the Academy Award-nominated duo behind “RBG,” the documentary about Ruth Bader Ginsburg.