A screening of the movie “Citizen Kane” at Hearst Castle on Friday — part of the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival — garnered national network attention.
On “CBS This Morning” on Monday, national correspondent Lee Cowan highlighted the decades-long feud between publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst and Orson Welles, who portrayed his fictional counterpart, Charles Foster Kane.
“When he found out that this young upstart was making a film that was in large part ... patterned after his life and his lifestyle, he was not a happy man,” film critic Leonard Maltin said about Hearst.
“He believed that it was a direct assault on his character and his way of life and in fact, then, it was,” Hearst’s great-grandson, Steve Hearst, told CBS. “But I don’t believe that at this point, it still is. I think people have been able to separate that.”