National Press Club

"Spy" Julia Child spilled the beans at the Club

August 28, 2008

Well before the AP story this week, NPC members knew all about Julia Child's involvement with the OSS, the predecessor of the CIA. Child worked as a clerk for the World War II-era spy agency, and she described it during her 1993 appearance at an NPC luncheon. Questioned by President Clayton Boyce, Child spilled the beans. We "declassified" photos and an audio file of her luncheon.