October 23, 2020
Family Enterprise Entertainment
Dear Family Enterprise Community,

In this week's Family Business Entertainment, we'd like to take you back to the '40s and '50s with three classic films (the first two are considered among the best of all time), focusing on high society socialites, and an infamous publishing magnate.

  • Citizen Kane (1941): The millionaire business tycoon, Charles Foster Kane (loosely based on William Randolph Hearst) has died. As reporters try to decipher his final word, "Rosebud," they also uncover Kane's life story and see the details of his rise and fall from fame.

  • The Philadelphia Story (1940): Philadelphia socialite Tracy Lord, played by Katherine Hepburn, is getting re-married, but as she gets ready for the wedding, she crosses paths with her ex-husband (Cary Grant). Will old flames be rekindled? And to further complicate matters, the tabloid reporter covering the wedding (Jimmy Stewart) has fallen in love with Tracy as well. 

  • High Society (1956): Join Grace Kelly, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, and Louis Armstrong in the musical version of The Philadelphia Story, featuring a glorious score by Cole Porter. It was Grace Kelly's last film before switching from Hollywood Royalty to Princess Grace of Monaco.  
Thank you to the alumni who’ve already sent us your favorites.

If you have any recommendations of your favorite movies, series, or books, please send them to: familyenterprise@gsb.columbia.edu
Stay safe. Stay healthy. Stay tuned …

The Family Business Program