The reason Julia Child was in France was her husband Paul's job was to spread "American Culture" and show how good the arts were in Western, Communist Free environments. He put together gallery shows of American artists etc. Perhaps the extent of the funding was not revealed until this documentary. (My Life in France is a wonderful book, by the way.)
Modern art was CIA 'weapon'http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/modern-art-was-cia-weapon-1578808.html
I do want to see a James Bond movie incorporate this cold war anecdote though.
I am curious to see the documentary.
The article is a fairly old one (1995) but I could not find a link to the documentary. Anyone else find it?