MAD MEN IN TEHRAN: Donald Draper Promotes Hilton Hotels for Tehran Destination


MAD MEN IN TEHRAN: Donald Draper Promotes Hilton Hotels for Tehran Destination
by Darius Kadivar

MAD MEN is a TV Drama about one of New York's most prestigious ad agencies at the beginning of the 1960s, focusing on one of the firm's most mysterious but extremely talented ad executives, Donald Draper.

Donald Draper ( John Hamm) Presenting a Hilton ad for Rome, Tehran, Tokyo... to some executives in a Mad Men Episode
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Mad Men - Promo Season (saison) 1 -Trailer:

Shah of Iran state visit to the USA 1961 Greeted by the Kennedy's:

An Iran Air TV Commercial in America in the early 1970s:

Shah of Iran Ordering Supersonic Concorde 1970's:

Footage from a Home Movie in Kodachrome quality of Mehrabad Airport 1960's:

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Sepah Salar

Sargord Pirouz or Hooman Majd ?????

by Sepah Salar on

I really wonder if Homman Majd is your real identity???? you sure sound like him in your comments.


Mark, now you live and

by Cost-of-Progress on

BS in America (so you say) and are impressed by and support the actions of an anti-iran regime.
Is it any wonder I continue to ask:
"What's your story man" - are you for friggin' real?
PS, ever thought of calling the Iranian interest section in DC and asking them for a job in the ministry of this and that in the beloved government you so vehemently defend? I am sure they would not say NO, but your islamic knowledge must be impecable. No need to know anything about Iran and her history (which you don't anyway, of course).




Darius Kadivar

Your Welcome Faramarz Jaan

by Darius Kadivar on

Thanks for your interesting feedbacks on British Airways too.


Darius Kadivar

You lived and "studies" in Tehran? ...

by Darius Kadivar on

With all your prejudice about the past ... No wonder you can't handle a past tense properly ...

Now Go and Enjoy Your Bike Ride:


Thanks DK

by Faramarz on

The Shah clips and the Iran Air / Mehrabad ones are priceless. Thanks for digging up the fond memories.

Back then, British Airways was called BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corp.) and leaving on a BOAC flight to London was so impressive!

Sargord Pirouz

Well, Darius, in a past

by Sargord Pirouz on

Well, Darius, in a past comment I have conceded that every once in a while I get a kick out of the 70s time warp. How couldn't I? I lived and studies in Tehran at the time.

But I admit, the amusement is rare.

Most of the time I find the time warp boorish and repetitive. To an extent, it's typical of some middle-aged folks, only worse among certain elements of the middle-aged Iranian diaspora who unrealistically content themselves with the most fantastic delusions of how it never was, and will never be again. 

Darius Kadivar

13th Legion Jaan Merci Beaucoup

by Darius Kadivar on

Glad you enjoyed this.

Will look into Rubicon at my local DVD Store.

Thanks for your interesting feedbacks as usual.

Warm Regards,


Darius Kadivar

SPink's Recess: thought You Hated My Irrelevant Time Warp Blogs?

by Darius Kadivar on

So Why Waste Your Time commenting about your numerous overqualified relatives ( about whom nobody cares about anyhow)  on my Uninteresting, Uneducational and Irrelevant Blogs and Grace it with your Unshaved, unwashed and smelly 80'ish Hezbollahi Bassiji Photo ? ...

Oh Right I forgot It's Recess ...

Come Catch Your Bone :


Sargord Pirouz

Back in the 70s, I used to

by Sargord Pirouz on

Back in the 70s, I used to get a kick out of the way my Iranian relatives used to pronounce "Hilton."

They pronounced it something like Hil-tonn-eh. The extra syllable always cracked me up.

13th Legion

MAD MEN & Rubicon ;)

by 13th Legion on

Great post DK…I personally don’t watch a lot of TV any more but have a 2 favorite shows that I am hocked on: MAD MAN is on top of my list, wonderful storey line, cast and crew, also” Rubicon” is another, if you haven’t already I recommend you look it up, I think you’d like it ;)

Rubicon is an American television series created by Jason Horwitch and produced by Henry Bromell that is broadcast on the AMC television network. The series centers around an intelligence analyst at a national think tank called the American Policy Institute (API) who discovers that he may be working with members of a secret society that manipulates world events on a grand scale.

IRAN is one of the frequent topics in this show.

Cheers,X III