In response to Tapesh’s tactful Blog, His Imperial Majesty wishes to extend his Post Mortem apologies to all concerned. His majesty in his most gracious generosity may well be Apologetic …BUT NOT ME ! ;0)
In anycase as future Master of Ceremonies of the Restored Pahlavi Court to be I have been Anointed to convey His Majesty’s Message Via this Heavenly Telex:
I want to particularly congratulate Tapeshfor his tactful post barely two weeks after my Son’s Suicide which has thrust myfamily into an irreversible grief.
In addition I would like to reassure my wife the Shahbanou, my heir Reza Shah Dovom as well as my beloved Farahnaz by letting them know that Leila and I will greet our Beloved Prince with open arms inorder to catch up for my shortcomings and missed opportunities where at times Imay have failed to live up to their expectations as a father.
Mohamed Reza Shah Pahlavi
PS : No worries Barbara, Oriana Still Bugs me but we have become good buddies since. Hope to See You Soon … Well Not Too Soon I hope for Your Living Sake ;0)
Barbara Walters and Shah’s Views on Women’s Intelligence :
Barbara Walters reprises similar questionsas in Italian correspondent Oriana Fallaci’s infamous interview with Shah of Iran on the subject of women and their rights:
Women in Pahlavi Iran (1970’s):
Promotional Film commissioned by Iran’sMinister of State for Women’s Affairs to showcase the various organizations dedicated to defending Iranian Women’s status and demands in society during the Pahlavi Dynasty.
Singer Parissa Interviewed by Journalist Jaleh Kazemi :
Shah of Iran on Women’s Day Rights (1970’s):
Oriana Fallaci with Khomeiny:
Oriana Fallaci interviewwith Khomeiny shortly after the Revolution’s victory where she dared takeoff her veil in his presence
Oriana Fallaci on Charlie Rose:
OrianaFallaci on Charlie Rose to speak about her last book condemning Islam:
Women Know Your Limits -Harry Enfield :
FOR BONDOLLAHIS :
Sean Connery interview with Barbara Walters:
Sean Connery imitator goes even further in a Spoof on the Barbara Walters infamous interview:
Sean Connery Slaps Jill Saint John in a scene of Diamonds are Forever:
Sean Connery in another Scene from James Bond girl “Plenty O’Toole”:
Roger Moore as James Bond in Moonraker meets Dr. Goodhead :
Alec Baldwin to daughter – “thoughtless little pig”… :
Barbara Walters interview with Alec Baldwin:
Alec Baldwin Comes to Explain hisverbally rude and violent rage against daughter and his divorce with Kim Bassingeron the VIEW with Barbara Walters.
So My Hats Off to All You Jomhurykhah Worshipers here on IC for Your Tact and Understanding for a Fellow Royal Family’s Grief:
Official Memorial Ceremony For Prince Alireza Pahlavi
Will be Held January 23, 2011 3 PM
The Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda, Maryland.
We hereby inform our compatriots and friends that amemorial service will be held on Sunday, January 23, 2011 at three o’clock inthe afternoon at The Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda,Maryland. We appreciate your cooperation with the rules and guidelines provided outlined below.
The Secretariat of Reza Pahlavi & The Secretariat of Farah Pahlavi
ANote From Darius KADIVAR:
I would like to say that I have the utmostrespect for both women journalists (one still alive Barbara Walters the other dead Oriana Fallaci) who will leave a lasting memoryas two of the most talented professionals in their field. Ironically however OrianaFallaci was to interview Sean Connery in 1965 for Paris Match wherethe latter was to express his views on women in slightlydifferent terms than he did withBarbara Walters. Should we conclude that there is more than One dimension to aliving individual like Sean Connery than there ever was to a DeadKing ? …
Oriana Fallaci: So then, Sean, let’s finish with a little test: thenames of three men & three women whom you admire, for whom you feel respect& envy.
Sean Connery: The first is Khrushchev. That sense of humor of his,that appetite for living, that non-conformism. Great man. The second is StanleyMatthews, the soccer player. He’s 51, and still plays soccer. I’d like to behim. The third is Picasso: to me he has the same virtues as Khrushchev.
As for women…let’s see…women…let’s see…odd: you know, Ican’t think of a single one? Yet I like them a lot, I respect them, I esteemthem, I often find them superior to men. I’m one of those who still find womendevilishly attractive, irreplaceable…well, that must be why. I mean that,whenever I see a woman, I can never get away from the sex element. The likingand even the admiration, even the respect, I feel for a woman always has sexualorigins. A character like me, who loves life, appetite, and strength, can’t getaway from sexual desires. And so, when he stops to assess a woman, he can nevermake out where that thing finishes and pure admiration begins. Do you see whatI mean? Khrushchev doesn’t provoke any sexual desires in me, nor does Matthews,nor does Picasso. With them there isn’t that alarming little complication.Alarming. Isn’t it?
Fallaci: Eh, yes. Alarming.
Connery: In fact, I find women very alarming, very worrying.Always. And picking out one I admire and nothing else…let’s see…yes: GretaGarbo. For her talent, her dignity, her silence. And yet, no, even in her caseI can’t get away from the fact that if I’d ever been close to her…well…inshort…I’d have been very attracted to her, apart from her talent, her dignity,her silence. So, after all, the choice doesn’t stand. Phew! Tell you what we’lldo: we’ll forget about the women for a moment and take the names of two moremen. One is Hitchcock and the other is Noel Coward. And now let’s go and have abeer.