AMANPOUR GRATEFUL: «Growing Up In Pahlavi Iran Were The Good Old Days»


AMANPOUR GRATEFUL: «Growing Up In Pahlavi Iran Were The Good Old Days»
by Darius Kadivar

Amanpour recounts what life was like for women in Iran under the Shah, before the 1979 revolution.



Christiane Amanpour: Growing Up in Iran:

About Christiane Amanpour:

Christiane Amanpour is a world-renowned war correspondent and news anchor. She is currently CNN's Chief International Correspondent and Anchor of Amanpour, a nightly foreign affairs program on CNN International, and the Global Affairs Anchor for ABC News, contributing to multiple programs and anchoring primetime specials. In 1983, she was hired by CNN as an entry-level assistant on the network's international assignment desk in Atlanta. She worked her way up to correspondent in CNN's New York bureau before becoming an international correspondent in 1990. Over the course of her illustrious career spanning three decades, Amanpour has reported from every major world news event and hotspot, including Iraq, Afghanistan, North Korea, the Palestinian territories, Iran, Sudan, Israel, Pakistan, Somalia, Rwanda, the Balkans, Egypt, Libya, throughout Europe and the United States. She has interviewed many of the world's top leaders, including Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Prime Ministers of Israel, and Moammar Gadhafi and Hosni Mubarak during the Arab Spring.






Promotional Film commissioned by Iran's Minister of State for Women's Affairs :

A showcase the various organizations dedicated to defending Iranian Women's status and demands in society during the Pahlavi Dynasty 


Shahbanou Farah interview on Polish TV, 1970’s :

Part I :


Part II : 

(Note Ony Audio for the first minutes up to approx 4 Min 41)


Related pictory :

pictory: Girls in Bikini vs Veiled Women on Caspian Sea, Babolsar (1971)

pictory: Stoning a Woman For Adultery During Qajar Era Depicted in Painting

Other pictory:

pictory: Promotional Film on Women during Pahlavi Era (1970's)

pictory: Iran's Industrial Progress-Pahlavi Era Promotional Film (1970's)

Female Ministers in Pahlavi Era 


A Women for All Seasons : Farokhroo Pārsā (1922-1980)

Women's Day: Mahnaz Afkhami Pioneer Feminist (1975

Women's Day: First Women to Attend Tehran University (1940's/1950's)

Women's Day: Farah, Jihan, Mahnaz Tehran (1970's)

Women's Day: Reza Shah and Son visit School Girls (1930's)

Eminent Persians: Mahnaz Afkhami International Women's Conference in Mexico City (1975)

Eminent Persians: Mahnaz Afkhami International Women's Conference in Mexico City (1975)

EMINENT PERSIANS: Poetess Parvin E'tesami Greets Iran's Crown Prince at Library (1940's) 

Related Blogs:

TORN APART: How Iran's Revolution Divided Sisters Mahnaz (Afkhami) and Farah

Mahnaz Afkhami: A Women For All Seasons (VOA/BBC Interviews)

NAMAK-NASHNAS NOT: Jamshid (Jimmy) Delshad Greets Shahbanou Farah

UN APOLOGETIC MONARCHIST : Sattar Blasts Fellow Colleagues for Lack of Patriotism


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It's normal

by Rea on

The fact that women's literacy rate increased and child mortality rate dropped is called evolution @hass. No credit to IRI.


Yeah, the "good old days"

by hass on

The good old days, when only 43% of women were literate, and child mortality rate was 191 per 1000 births (Today its 40)


Love the woman !

by Rea on

Somewhat nostalgic tonite, trying to make sense of things, missing my country, listeninig to my favourite Iranian:


Thx Darius for the blog.