AT HIS BEST: A charismatic young Shah relaxes at barbecue in his honor (1949)

AT HIS BEST: A charismatic young Shah relaxes at barbecue in his honor (1949)
by Darius Kadivar

Shah mingles with guests during what appears as a party given in his honor during his first official tour of the United States. (Source:

A charismatic young Shah relaxes at barbecue in his honor (1949) :

An extremely rare footage taken with a personal camera offers rare private insight into the Shah’s social behavior during a garden party during his first state visit to the United States.

(Video Courtesy: frauenatz)

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Dear Raoul1955

by amirkabear4u on

This great visionary of yours was so ignorant that mullahs took over our historic country.

You may owe your education to him. BUT I owe my education to Iran's wealth, to Iranian inteligent which I have and also to my family.

It is the DUTY of every responsible government and leader to use the national assets for the benefit of its subjects. It is NOT a favour or CHARITY like you think. That is why you feel you owe him. In fact he should have done a lot more than that.


Fairness and Equality in Justice


Dear angophile

by amirkabear4u on

I don't take bath anymore, shower is safer.




by Raoul1955 on

Thank you for this historical video.  Wonderful piece of history.
The late king of Iran was indeed a great man, and a great visionary who helped his nation prosper and advance.  All those Iranians who can read this owe their education to him and his father.


Top Marks Darius Jaan

by anglophile on

Such a fascinating find. Excellent!


ps - ignore AmirKabir, he is still to recover from his latest bath. 


charismatic young Shah

by amirkabear4u on

Just 2 points if you do not mind;

1- According to oxford dictionary charismatic means

exercising a compelling charm which inspires devotion in others 

He was neither charming or devotional !!!!

2- If you think he was charismatic, you should really see me. To start with I do not have big nose like him. I past my 50 and have dark hair. I more look like a 'Roman Emperor'. haha

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