Meryl Streep’s mesmerizing performance in “Julie & Julia” had one downside -- walking out of the theater, it was hard to remember what the real Julia Child looked like anymore. That’s because Streep was magnificent at channeling the endearingly awkward mannerisms and high-pitched voice of that master chef. So we decided to comb the L.A. Times article and photo archives for Julia Child highlights. And when we did, we were struck once again: No offense, Meryl, but the real Julia Child is absolutely unforgettable. Bon Appetit!
Julia Child died in 2004, at the age of 91, at her apartment in Montecito. She continues to be adored by the masses. Click here to read her obituary, which ran on the front page of the L.A. Times. The movie “Julie & Julia” includes a mystery that might leave some moviegoers shaking their heads. Well, Times Food Editor Russ Parsons -- a personal friend to Julia Child -- has the answer. (Tread carefully, though, if you haven’t yet seen the movie. This column definitely contains some spoilers.)