Class of 1975

Senior Day in a Tehran High School

I believe this is Iran Zamin High School, across Gendarmerie HQ, 24 Esfand (Enghelab) Square:


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If my HS was like this I would have never left Iran! Did U see

by obama on

the girl's CHUCK-e Coon at 1.08 minute of the video? The rich kids were way ahead of the US then. Even today, you don't see that in public here, just some guys! Even the style of clothing is relatively new here. No Wonder we were NOKAREH AMERICA VA ENGILIS!

I never knew in iran we had mixed sex school. These kids lived in a totally different world. Isn't that one of the reasons that we had a revolution? Total ditachment from the society and culture?

Now you see, why DK and some others jump on us anytime we say something. We don't undertand each other since we lived in a different world even though we lived in the same country! At least, now if I don't understand the iranians, I have an excuse since I have lived here since 75!

But, I love those days with my frinds in the HS and army! I wish I could see at least one of them! MEIDONEH ESTAKHR!


WOW! That just killed me

by Arthimis on

WOW! That just killed me with mixed feelings and my own memories... Wish more of Iran was like that back then... so we wouldn't have to be in this miserable way and situation NOW!!!

We were getting there slowly, but unfortunately NOT enough time and luck to complete the mission...

31 long years down the drain and have to start all over again for the sake and eventual happiness of the NEW GENERATIONS in Free Iran of tomorrow...

Awareness, Consciousness, Love and Peace.



correct title

by MRX1 on

should be calm before the storm. well at least the clip shows there were happier times in Iran, despite what islamo communist constantly claim.may be just may be that shah was not evil enough after all!

Darius Kadivar

Reine Marjane je suis Petit de Taille Grand Par Les Idees ;0)

by Darius Kadivar on

I'm Simply In one of those Moods today that makes me want To Cross the Channel and put an End to the Entente Cordiale if You see what I mean ... :


And Rid Great Britain of It's remnant Sheiks ...


En France On n'a pas du Petrole Mais On a des Idees !




Marjan Zahed Kindersley

Laelahelallah! (and to Darius K. Napoleon)

by Marjan Zahed Kindersley on

How could you show this clip of earthquake culprits?

Off to the Tower with you!


Darius (Kadivar) -Mon petit Napoleon,

chi migi to? Whazzz goin' on in 'ere? ;)




Reine Marjane




by ghalam-doon on

I lived in Tehran back then and I didn't know we had mixed high-schools!

My high-school was "boys only" and for most of us the only contact with the females was through the ladies of "Shahre-No."

It's definitely good to be rich. I wonder what the more traditional Iranians felt about these high-spirited youth and their liberated parents.

But we know how they felt...

Darius Kadivar

Mon Pauvre Ami La Legion D'Honneur is Hardly a Reference anymor

by Darius Kadivar on

I call a spade a spade!

They used to give it to anybody particularly Foreign dignitaries and a Good number of them dictators like Daniel Noriega or Idi Amin Dada ... Even the Shah had one.

Today they distribute it like Pan cake to Pop Stars and Actors ...

And In anycase Past Medals and Honors do Not Compensate For Your Own Treacherous Behavior and even less for your Family unless they disapprove Your Allegience to the Turbaned Dynasty!

As Such You are No Different than the Officer who stabbed Darius III Codoman to death to deliver the Empire to the Macedonians:


or those Treacherous Officers who betrayed Yazdegerd III and delivered Iran to the Arab Hords ...

Go to 3 :19:


Now Go and Dig into Your Families Pedigree as Deep as You Want but You Yourself are either dishonering them or they share your views in which case I will make sure as Future Grand Chambellan of the Restored Pahlavi Court to De Nazify the Administration and the Army of all Double Agents and Traitors of your kind and will start by Breaking Your Officer Sword and Strip You from Your Medals and banish You All together to Gaza Upon Restoration!

I am sure You will then have ample time to write your life story and can come up with a Palestinian filmmaker to turn Your Story into an Anti Zionist Version of the Dreyfuss Affair :


Make Sure to choose a Handsom Guy to Portray me though! Otherwise I will Sue You for Copy Right Infringment!

Now go with your Friend Houman and Feed Yourself on the Desert Lizards!

And leave Iran to Iranians Particularly to GENUINE IRANDOKHTS:


Sargord Pirouz

It's funny, DK. In terms of

by Sargord Pirouz on

It's funny, DK.

In terms of family background, Hooman and I actually have a number of things in common. Our grandfathers would have surely known one another through the Iranian diplomatic corps in Washington DC.
I enjoyed his book, and he's quite amicable in correspondence.

Regarding my "pedigree" (whatever that is), while in exile, Reza Shah was known to remark in retrospect that my grandfather turned out to be the only loyal, uncorrupt one on his staff.

By the way, you're into this kind of thing. Did you know my grandfather was awarded the French Légion d'honneur, Officer class? I believe it was 1935. Here's a pic of the medal (along with the Order of Ismail, Grand Officer star and badge).


And if you somehow think this is dubious, here's a copy of the paperwork we received from the French authorities in 1980:


So you see, DK, some of have more to show from our backgrounds, other than false, haughty bluster and youtube links.

Darius Kadivar

SPink I suppose it must be because of Your Dubious Pedigree ...

by Darius Kadivar on

After all Your Family is Used to TRIPLE CROSS Loyaties ...



But if it comforts you in that triple nature of yours ... I have noticed this amongst other IRI apologists who switched sides to Betray King and Country !

Houman Majd For instance ...


But at least Unlike YOU he seems to regret it since !


Besides I have noticed that the most Staunchest Anti PAhlavis can be found either amongst former Qajar Aristocrats turned "Gauche Caviar" IRI apologists or amongst the Upper Middle Class Iranian families  who spent a large part of their lives abroad ether alone in boarding schools or with their family all together particularly before the Revolution and were not even present in IRan at the time of the Revolution. That must have been frustrating I suppose to feel that you didn't Belong to either world and made them go through an identity crisis.

Their Scorn for the Pahlavis was Often a result of personal Jealousies than a genuine concern or even identification for the common man:


They simply jumped on the Bandwagon of Revolution like the Rest of the HEZBEH BAAD !

However Unlike YOU Clowns the last remnant relics of our  disastrous Republican heritage, The majority of Iranian Middle Class including those who enthusiastically embraced the revolution in the first years realized their error early on only they could not express it any more in public by fear of being arrested as Mohareb or anti revolutionary. The majority I have come across over the years since Regret their behavior and have become even More Royalist than the King.

While former Aristocrats like You have become Both Traitor to King and Country  !

So to answer Your Question I suppose it's a question of LOYALTY but that I am afraid does not exist in YOUR TREACHEROUS GENES !



Fouzul Bashi

"Pahlavi Iran had become largely a Middle Class Society" LOL

by Fouzul Bashi on

Our sociology lesson of the year ;)

Nuf said :0) 


Sargord Pirouz

"Pahlavi Iran had become

by Sargord Pirouz on

"Pahlavi Iran had become largely a Middle Class Society"

That is so funny. Reminds me a lot of "let them eat cake." (I know, I know, they now say she never said that.) My point being, I suppose by sheltering yourself you can allow yourself to believe what you want to believe.

DK, we're about the same age, from roughly the same social background. My family passed on the International school. (I didn't particularly care for the British attitudes.) So we went to Community School, which was as cosmopolitan as it got. Our school, too, was closed after the revolution.

How is it we ended up with such different attitudes, Darius? That's something to marvel at.

Darius Kadivar

My School was similar and we had No government Funding ...

by Darius Kadivar on

I went to the Shiraz International Community School and we had kids from all backgrounds and non apart from one or two were sons of government officials. The rest were mostly sons and daughters of first generation engineers or doctors or any other profession who got an education through the Pahlavi Universities.

We had No funding from ANY Governmental aid and even Shiraz Pahlavi University was not acknowldeging our High School Diplomas. As a Result many of our peers had to spend their last year in an entirely Iranian (Farsi/Persian Speaking) environment at some local highschool to pass the Baccalaureate.

That was the Freaking side for most of us who were used to have American and English teachers and all our courses were in English ( and the last years we even got French language courses) and Once a Week we had Our Persian Classes.

But the Iranian Mindset was what linked us all together despite coming from cosmopolitan backgrounds and we would indifferently speak in English and Persian.

Another School I.E.I was in the outskirts of Shiraz. They had EVERYTHING one could imagine from Tennis courts to Basketball courts to modern buildings. Most of the kids there were a mix of American and Iranian backgrounds.

We played Soccer against them one year and won. It pissed them off especially the Americans to our Joy.

But the relations were always friendly.

Our SICS had a more Cosmopolitan (european - British and American) atmosphere that gelled better with our Iranian backgrounds than those who went to I.E.I.

Rudi Bakhtiar was from I.E.I so you know why she ended up at FOX News ... LOL

However Our School was Far More in Harmony with IRanian backgrounds and yet the atmosphere was EXACTLY like what you see in this video.

Were We :

Privaledged ? Certainly YES  but no More than Middle Class Families !

Corrupt ? Definitively NOT !

The school has closed down since after trying to make ends meet for two more years after the revolution.

All Foreign teachers and families had left by then ...

Yet SICS created by a British lady in 1957 was becoming a model school for many Iranian families by the late 70's. The Chair of the Pahlavi University had his children at our school but he was probably the only person who would have food delivered for his kids at school.

We all had our Lunch Boxes and No Canteen like in I.E.I. and it was just as Fun.

When I see the TV series of Little House on the Prairie or The Waltons It makes me think of SICS's Family Oriented atmosphere.

For those who were not lucky to speak english fluently because they did not have a mixed background they were welcomed without the slightest prejudice or arrogance by their classmates or their teachers.

These schools were a Trampoline for all Middle Class Iranian families to expose their children to Western Education before sending them abroad to become Doctors and engineers like themselves.

That is why comparing Iran's progress in those days to some Third World African or Asian Country is ridiculous even to today's standards.

No wonder So many Iranians including their children who left after the Revolution to the US or Europe did not end up becoming plummers or janitors ( however respectable and necessary jobs in their own right) as is so common with immigrate populations like the Morrocans or Algerians in France or the Mexicans  in the US. Some of us became Taxi drivers maybe at worst when our diplomas were not recognized and our immigration was not always easy but compared to so many other populations, Iranians pulled it off much better and higher than one could imagine.

Just look at Yourselves in the Mirror from time to time :


And Stop Complaining Hypocritically about the Pahlavis who gave You that Opportunity which was inexistent for other people in the neighbouring countries including our fellow Afghan Brothers and Sisters ...

Pahlavi Iran had become largely a Middle Class Society. The Same Namak Nashnas Middle Class that started off the Revolution only to run off when things got bad ...

Oh well I suppose those were indeed the good and care free years ... I still cherish them and it's so good to see such visual testimonies taking us down the memory lane.

Thanks for sharing ebi jaan!



Fouzul Bashi

mm, another world ... there and now ;)

by Fouzul Bashi on

Looks lovely!  I was at highschool in Iran around that time.  My family was reasonably well off and very liberal and I went to the best of private schools, but this school IS NOT JUST A TEHRAN SCHOOL, as if this was the norm.  It was one of the very few of its kind that taught the very privileged Iranian families, Iranian diplomats' kids when they were not stationed abroad, and of course the children of international diplomats in Iran.  NO OTHER SCHOOLS to my knowledge WERE CO-ED apart from these private, privileged international schools.  Good record though, thank you Ebi jan.


Carefree and Happy

by Monda on

As adolescence should be.  Wonderful post Ostaad.


Wow, this is alot different then my high school

by Bavafa on

and how I remember it.  Of course I wasn't in Tehran and as such wearing shorts was unthinkable there including mingling with girls in high school as they are doing here.



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Sargord Pirouz

I was around back then. I

by Sargord Pirouz on

I was around back then. I was a junior in a Tehran high school in 1975.

Yes, for those of us that were privileged, this is what it was like. But woe if you were not; your big concern having a roof over your head and a meal that was more than just a section of bread.

What happend to us?????

by on

i was not around in that time but my senior year which was in the 90's was so different. sad... very sad.

ebi amirhosseini


by ebi amirhosseini on

Before they move to their new location in Sharhrak e Gharb.