From the early French Chef series on PBS, Julia shows us how to make french crepes in her inimitable style. If you watched the Julia Child interview, filmed in 1999 (found on the Wednesday Biography page) you’ve heard her describe how she and her crew were on their own to develop the format for a cooking show.
There were no roadmaps, no protocol at this time, when her show began in the early 1960’s. She tells how she used to follow what they called “idiot cards” with directions and timing written on them, in order to meet the 27 minute broadcast time allotment. These first shows were taped in real-time, on used tapes, in one continuous shoot. She tells how the original 13 episodes were in such high demand, that the tapes were worn out, and discarded, so there is no record left of her very first shows on PBS 😦