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Scully/The World Show

Irma and Carla Maria Khanjian (#1336)

By fascinating coincidence, we enter 2011 with an entrepreneurial tale again based on a storybook buyout for one Swiss franc. This time, a dynamic duo of sisterhood entrepreneurship, Irma and Carla Maria Khanjian, decided to take the plunge when a Geneva biology genius overextended himself financially while building his dream laboratory in the shadow of Mont Blanc. These Armenian immigrants to the land of chocolate and clocks, one of whom was a lowly secretary in the organization, decided that they could do better, and convinced the shareholders to leave the failing enterprise in their care. Out of this impending disaster, they spun success: BeFuture started marketing La Peau, a revolutionary skin cream. Irma and Carla Maria hawked their goods everywhere, from Swiss pharmacies to the exclusive beauty salons of Beverly Hills. Today La Peau is a "must-try" for working girls and glamorous actresses alike. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: SCULLY/THE WORLD SHOW is devoted to one-on-one interviews with some of the world's most significant and famous personalities. Host Robert Scully has been described by Canadian daily La Presse as "the best interviewer on television." Since its debut in Canada in 1983, the series has featured Nobel laureates, heads of state, royalty, authors, financiers, athletes, designers, diplomats and philanthropists.

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