Thursday, January 13, 2011

Botticelli Bosoms

This may be my favorite thing that Julia Childs has ever written. I just find it charming.

excerpt from Julia Childs to Avis DeVoto, February 23, 1953 on the subject of what the Childses look like
Specifications: Paul, 5ft. 11, weight 175, very muscley. He has done lots of wood chopping, etc., and is a 3rd-degree black-belt Judo man (which is a remarkable thing).
Julia, 6 ft. plus, weight 150 to 160. Bosom not as copious as she would wish, but has noticed that Botticelli bosoms are not big either. Legs OK, according to husband. Freckles.
Freckles!