Julie, Julia, and Clairefontaine

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Another one of Clairefontaine’s famous fans: Julia Child, who used the notebooks for recipes and notes when she was living in Paris and studying at Le Cordon Bleu.

So we were honored when the producers of Julie & Julia, a new movie about her life (and the attempt, decades later, of blogger Julie Powell to make each of the 524 recipes in Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking), got in touch with us. There’s been a lot of talk online about the film — guess that’s what happens when you make a movie about a blogger. At any rate, the film’s prop master was interested in finding period-appropriate notebooks for star Meryl Streep to use, so our archivists dug some up and sent them over.

Unfortunately, we don’t know which ones they actually used, but you can spot one briefly at minute 1:10 of the preview. Still, any excuse to see Meryl Streep, right? Who, incidentally, is herself a fan of Exaclair. She used G. Lalo Verge pads as props in The Devil Wears Prada, and will be using a Quo Vadis Minister (Habana cover) and Rhodia pads in an upcoming, as-yet-untitled romantic comedy.

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