ROYALTY AND THE PEOPLE: Shah and Soraya Share meal with worksman's family (1956)

ROYALTY AND THE PEOPLE: Shah and Soraya Share meal with worksman's family (1956)
by Darius Kadivar

The Shah and Queen Soraya of Iran are guests of an Iranian worksman and his family. They share a meal in his company. (crica 1956)


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Old school

by benross on

A king never takes off his shoes. That's the old school protocol.

The new school, my preferred one, is that the king goes around by bicycle!


Darius, keyf kardam...dastmarizaa

by Ostaad on

This was a great clip! I dug out my Belafonte CDs since I hadn't listened to him for a long time. Seeing these two great artists together was pure joy.

You do have occasional good taste, bro (I'm not sure that's what you intended, though).

I assume you've nothing to say about "kafsheh geli" on people's carpets. I know, it takes a bit of cultural literacy to notice these things, doesn't it?

BTW, do you know anything about Belafonte's political views, or you're just know him for singing and dancing?


Darius Kadivar

Poopoo Ostaad ...

by Darius Kadivar on

Your Inner Contradictions and Silly Comments Never Cease to Amaze me.

Keep them Coming ...



DK, this may be way over your head, but...

by Ostaad on

in Iran, descent and respectful guests would never enter the host's home and walk on their carpets with their shoes on! One can still see the mud and dirt on HIM's boots and yet HIM didn't have the sho'ur to take them off or clean them up before stepping on this poor man's precious carpets. 

And you still wonder why that "khodaabyaamorz" was "let go" the way that happened?

BTW, I like the look on the little girl's face. She's probably thinking to herself, eenaa kojaa bozorg shodan, I hope I won't be so stupid when I grow up.