MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING: Arham Sadre on his «heroic» deeds during the '53 «Coup»

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MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING: Arham Sadre on his «heroic»  deeds during the '53 «Coup»
by Darius Kadivar
17-Aug-2012
 

The legendary comedian Reza Arham Sadr, reminisces on his attitude during the events of Mordad 28th which became known as the « coup » that brought the Shah back on his throne in 1953. (Source: persianrealm.com


( See Related Blog: BEWARE THE IDES OF AUGUST: August 19th Coup in Tehran '53 & Moscow '91)

 

 

Arham Sadr reminisces about the coup, radio and chehel-sotoun :

 


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MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

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Kenneth Branagh, Denzel Washington, Keanu Reeves, Emma Thompson, Michael Keaton, Robert Sean Leonard, Kate Beckinsale in William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing

Much ado about nothing Trailer (1993): 

 

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COUP OR COUNTER COUP ?



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Abbas Milani : Mossadegh knew that his dismissal was legal :








Former Diplomat Parviz Rajji, and Historians Mashadollah Ajoudani and Abbas Milani on the Shah's role in the Coup of 1953:











(NOTE: Also See Related BBC Interview of Mashadollah Ajoudani on the Iranian Intellegenstia and the Coup of 53 Here )



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Related Book :

BOOK: Mosaddiq's ( aka Mossadegh )
 Memoires (Out of Print)

Related Satire:

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS: Mossadegh and FM
 Fatemi in Secret Talks On Eve of Coup ‘ 53

YES, PRIME MINISTER: A Step By Step
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MARS ATTACKS : Pro Shah and Pro
 Mossedegh Crowd Finally Decide to Get Along ...

Related Blogs:

THE PAST IS A FOREIGN COUNTRY: How Would You Evaluate
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Isn't Calling for the Head of State's Death usually called
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TREASON IS A MATTER OF DATES: Constitutionalist Response 
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Constitutionalist Student's Views On
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Houshang Nahavandi on Mossadegh's 
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Three destinies But One Fate: Reza 
Shah, Mossadegh, Mohamed Reza Shah

ARGENTINA’s MOSSADEGH? Cristina
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Related pictory :

pictory: British & US News Reel
on Mossadegh and the Oil Crisis (1951)

pictory: Shahpour Bakhtiar Visits 
Mossadegh's Residence

pictory: Mossadegh and the Liberty 
Bell, Philadelphia (1951)

pictory: Mossadegh at the La Hague 
Court of Justice Defends Iran's Interests (1951)

pictory: Mossadegh The Gentleman
(1950's)

Mossadegh a la recherche du Temps
Perdu

pictory: Young Mossadegh as Governer 
of Fars (1920's)


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All-Iranians

Jenab-e Anglophile

by All-Iranians on

You quoted a very good anectode by Arhaam. He was not working in the ministry of finance Isfahan branch. He was actually the head of Bimeh-e Melli Iran, Isfahan branch

   مدیر عامل بیمه ایران در استان اصفهان

http://fa.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D8%A7%D8%B1%D8%AD%D8%A7%D9%85_%D8%B5%D8%AF%D8%B1


anglophile

Absolutely right Darius Jaan

by anglophile on

Arham was far too intelligent to get himself into a sticky position. If I remember rightly he was a civil servant working in the ministry of finance Isfahan branch. I am sure he was far too clever to be fooled by any politcian, including and specifically Mossadegh.

 

Thanks for the blog and its French title :) 

 

 


Darius Kadivar

Great Anecdote anglophile Jan ;0)

by Darius Kadivar on

Good One  and such a witty answer from Sadre.

Mind you did you notice in this footage he subtly tried not to mention anything in regard to the Shah's regime and hence avoided making negative comments or taking a clear anti Pahlavi Stance.

He merely mentions that Pro Mossadeghis and communists were demonstrating in those days and that he just made a comment on his daily radio show in support of the people's right and Mossadegh as a "Gahremaneh Melli" before other people came to fetch him without truly mentioning who ( the Military ? The Cia ? Shaban Beemokh etc ) ...

I believe This documentary was made during the Khatami years when the mullah regime and reformists were trying to lure in the exiles back home by trying not to open old scars.

This only shows what a loveable character and human being Sardre was in the hearts and minds of Iranians across the political spectrum.

As for the events of 53 blown out of proportion for the past half century by our usual suspects ( aka Mossadeghollahis, Lefties, Melli Mazhabis and co ) I am sure Sadre would have endorsed this French translation of the title of Shakespeare's famous Play:

"Beaucoup de Bruit Pour Rien"

 

;0) 

 

 


anglophile

ارحام و شاه

anglophile


 

با تشکر از داریوش عزیز خاطره‌ای به یادم آمد که از کارهای خنده دار ارحام صدر بود. بعد از انقلاب یکی‌ از کمیته‌های انقلابی اصفهان ارحام را به جرم همکاری با حکومت شاه دستگیر کرده می‌‌برند پیش رئیس کمیته که یه حاج آقا آخوند بود. چند ساعت سرش داد میزنند که فلان فلان شده تو با حکومت شاه همکاری میکردی و ارحام هم همه چیزو انکار میکرد. تا اخر سر آخونده که دید هیچ مدرکی‌ نداره که ارحام رو زندانی کنه یه عکس از توی پرونده بیرون آورد و گفت: بیا اینم مدرک جرم که نشون میده تو کنار شاه ایستادی و باهاش عکس گرفتی‌!  ارحام هم با همون لهجه اصفهانی میگه: پدر بیامرز من نمیخواستم با اون عکس بگیرم. اون می‌خواست با من عکس بگیره رفت مثل بقیه توی صف ایستاد وقتی‌ نوبتش رسید با من عکس گرفت!

آخوند که خندش گرفته بود دستور داد ارحام رو آزاد کنند.