"Julia Child and a few of her male compatriots got together and literally cooked up a shark repellent"
April 4, 2002 4:05 AM   Subscribe

"Julia Child and a few of her male compatriots got together and literally cooked up a shark repellent" The "Clandestine Women" exhibit at the Women in Military Service to America Memorial (Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, DC) tells how the French Chef, as well as Josephine Baker and many others, used to work for American intelligence.
posted by Allen Varney (2 comments total)

 
literally cooked up a shark repellent

So that's where Batman got it from.

Interesting article - I'd love to know more about the mysterious "355".
posted by iconomy at 5:02 AM on April 4, 2002


Julia Child was an OSS paymaster in Ceylon during WWII; her late husband, Paul, also worked for the OSS and after the war was a "cultural attache" (wink, wink) at the American embassy in Paris.
posted by briank at 6:25 AM on April 4, 2002


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