“Forgotten Hollywood”- Bon Appetit!

Posted on November 22, 2017 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`A new photo exhibition at California’s Napa Valley Museum Yountville documents Julia Child’s life in France in the years before she hosted one of America’s most popular television cooking shows. Mention her name and the image that comes to mind is a tall woman with a spoon in one hand, saying in a high voice… Bon appetit!

“`Child, a graduate of Smith College, worked during World War II for the agency that was a predecessor of the CIA. In 1946, she married Paul Child, who worked as a cultural attache at the United States embassy in France, while his wife learned to cook at the famed Le Cordon Bleu cooking school, subsequently studying with several famous chefs.

“`This time of her life was documented by Paul Child. France is a Feast: The Photographic Journey of Paul and Julia Child is an exhibit inspired and will be shown in conjunction with the release of a new book France is a Feast by Paul’s great-nephew, Alex Prud’homme; and Katie Pratt, a longtime friend, who also curated the exhibit.

“`The exhibit features 60 rarely seen black-and-white photographs taken between 1948 and 1954, along with notes, logs, letters, and a Rolleiflex camera Paul Child used, because it allowed him to capture folks in candid poses.

“`France is a Feast – Julia Child photo exhibition through February 18th at Napa Valley Museum Yountville, 55 President Circle, Yountville, CA; http://www.napavalleymuseum.org, or 707-944-0500. Open Wednesday-Sunday, 11a – 4p. Adults: $10. Plans are under way to take the exhibit to 10 other cities.


<— DAVID CASSIDY was an actor, singer, songwriter, and guitarist, and teen idol, who is best remembered for his co-starring role in The Partridge Family. The clan had a #1 hit song, I Think I Love You. His father was actor Jack Cassidy; and step-brother is Shaun Cassidy. David’s step-mother is Oscar-winning actress Shirley Jones.

“`He also guest-starred on The Mod SquadAdam-12, IronsideBonanza, Marcus Welby M.D., Medical Center, The F.B.I., The Love Boat, and Fantasy Island. Cassidy’s performance on Police Story earned him an Emmy nomination.

“`Cassidy’s other hit was The Partridge Family theme, Come On Get Happy. The program aired from 1970 – 1974, and was fictionally based on the 1960s performers, The Cowsills. He musically collaborated with The Beach Boys and George Michael.  Later, he also starred in the original 1982 Broadway production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

“`He final years were spent suffering with legal and health problems. David Cassidy was 67.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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