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Shah of Iran Rare Photo Galleries
Alahazrat Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, Portrait of a Nationalist
Gallery 1

Ahreeman X
April 22, 2020


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Pahlavi in Royal Uniform with Faravahar Persian Sword

Alahazrat Galleries Index
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Gallery 1
Gallery 2
Gallery 3
Gallery 4

Introduction

These galleries are loaded with rare, historical and interesting photos of the Shah from childhood to final days of his life. These snapshots have special historical, artistic and sentimental values.

Underneath all the titles, he was a simple nationalist. Let us celebrate his life in photo galleries. Here are four galleries of interesting and rare photos from the Shah of Iran era.

In Darbar (Courthouse) and Kabine (Cabinet), we called him Alahazrat. It was known and understood to refer to him as Alahazrat. People called him Shahanshah or Shahanshah Aryamehr but when someone called him Alahazrat, then it was obvious that this person must be either in Darbar and Kabine or an insider to Darbar and Kabine.

Through out the life, I have been up in the heavens:

The Orchid Man
Amir Abbas Hoveyda the Orchid Man, Great Prime Minister of Iran

In Darbar We Eat this Kind of Mame!
Asadollah Alam, Courthouse Minister of Iran

And I have been down in the gutter:

From Homeless to Corporate Manager, My Life


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Pahlavi in Childhood
L – R: Mohammad Reza, Shams and Ashraf (his twin sister) with Reza Khan Pahlavi

How am I Publishing these Galleries?

I. Photoshop to Perfection
These photos are enhanced and photoshopped to the best quality and near perfection. I tried to conserve some of these old historical photos to the best possible format.

II. Happy Photos
My intention by publishing these galleries was not to publish Shah’s sad, injured, ill and miserable photos. We have seen his failed assassination pictures with messed up face in hospital, his crying and miserable face leaving Iran to the second exile (1979) at the airport, his sick pictures on his death bed and other miserable pictures. Enough of that! My intention was to capture him at his best and his glory days. I wanted to publish various pictures of him from childhood all the way to the end of his life; however, in each picture, capture his dignity, pride, decency and glory. These are not his sad pictures but his happy pictures.

III. Rare Photos
These galleries are loaded with interesting historical photos with many rare and unique historical snapshots of the Shah. These are not the popular photos and known photos but they are special and rare photos of Shah. Some of these pictures are popular photos also in the other galleries but in these galleries, they have been enhanced for most clarity, texture and color.

In the past, I have published various albums of the Shah and the Pahlavi Dynasty but these ones are the rare ones and the unique ones.

Mohammad Reza Shah and Shahbanu Farah Pahlavi Photo Albums
Photo Album Series in 5 Volumes

Mohamad Reza Shah Pahlavi Photo Album

IV. Historical Photos
Many of these photos have high historical values. Historians, history buffs and students of history would love these albums.


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi in Childhood with his father Reza Khan Pahlavi

Why am I Publishing these Galleries?

I. For the Sake of History
As a scientific historian, it is essential for these galleries to be documented and recorded in public. I am a fair judge of history and it was crucial to create these galleries for the sake of history, historians, history buffs and students of history.

II. For Personal Closure
As you are aware, I am not a monarchist; furthermore, I despise monarchs, monarchy and monarchists. I believe monarchists (and Shiite mullahs) were and are reasons and causes of Iran’s misery. Monarchists avoided Reza Khan (Pahlavi) to turn Iran to a Republic. If Reza Khan was given a chance and had turned Iran to a republic, then IRI would have never been born. Today’s Iran would have been heaven and a progressive modern nation. The reason for the existence of the Islamic Republic of Iran is the monarchists who did not allow Reza Khan to establish a true republic in Iran.

Reza Shah The Great, The Real Story


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi in Childhood with his father Reza Shah the Great
L – R: Siblings – Shahpour Gholamreza, Mohammad Reza, Ashraf, Shams, Alireza

Monarchial system of government is an outdated system of governing which belongs in the dumpster of history. The worst possible type of monarchy despite the common belief, is not the Absolutist Monarchy but it is the Constitutional Monarchy where a puppet monarch in monkey suit plunders the tax payers’ money. A constitutional monarch is a parasite and a burden on the tax payers to support his luxurious lifestyle. A constitutional monarch serves no purpose. A constitutional monarch is a figurehead with no power, no purpose, no job and no life; simply a blood sucking leech on the body of the nation and public.

The perfect example of these useless constitutional monarchs is the Euro-Pee-On (European) Nations’ monarchs leading with UK. All of these monarchs need to be overthrown, kicked out of their palaces and in to the streets, and then put to work as labors building railroads or working in the mines. This way, they get a taste of hard labor. This way, they will earn their money.

The worst traces of monarchy are the British Commonwealth such as Canada, Australia, New Zealand and such nations where the head of state is still the British monarch! This means that all of these people are not Free Men and Women but they are Subjects of the British Crown! They still do not have their own head of state. In a way, they are still colonies.

Thank God that we (Americans) kicked monarchy out of America (1776) and dumped it back to Europe as an obsolete system of government.


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi the Crown Prince in Childhood, Tehran, Iran

In reality, the Absolutist Monarchs have a purpose and a job. They serve a valid purpose. They run the country. Right or wrong, they serve a duty and they are not the waste of oxygen such as the constitutional monarchs.

Why Monarchy has Ended and We Must Start a New?

How Republicans and Monarchists view the world?

Monarchs and Monarchists: Their 21st Century Role
More on the Nature of the Monarchy

The Historical Relation between Monarchy and Shiite!

Having said all the above, now that you know I am a strong critic of monarchy of all types, I must confess that I have a love / hate relationship with the Shah. Mohammad Reza Pahlavi is the same as my father. I respect him as my father. I also have a love / hate relationship with my own father! No matter how wrong and flawed, how can you hate your own father?


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi the Crown Prince in formal uniform at Childhood, Tehran, Iran

I respect Mohammad Reza Pahlavi for all the good that he had done for Iran. Shah had many accomplishments and many flaws and mistakes; however, the good which he had done weighs more than the bad which he had caused. He modernized Iran, industrialized Iran and progressed Iran. Even though he was the last Iranian monarch and it was on his watch that Iran was handed to Islam and the Islamists, yet I still respect him for all the good which he had done.

Yes, he did not stand his own ground and fight to the death. Yes, he awaited orders from Washington DC. Yes, he fled Iran and handed Iran to the Islamists; however, he also accomplished a lot of good for the people. I grew up in Darbar and Kabine and we always referred to him as Alahazrat. I still refer to him as Alahazrat. Old habits die hard. I still respect him and publishing these galleries is a way for me to get closure from my personal relationship and feelings towards him. Through the years, I have made my peace with him. Like a son to father, I have made my peace and naturally I still respect him. I will always refer to him as Alahazrat.


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi the young Crown Prince in suit, Tehran, Iran

III. For the Sake of Nationalism
Alahazrat carried a truck load of titles but underneath all the titles and façade, he was a simple nationalist. That means something in my book.

I am the greatest critic of Alahazrat. He never had the Iron Will of his father, Reza Shah the Great, Father of the Nation. He was never secular and Anti Religion like his father. Deep inside, he was a superstitious Muslim (due to his mother’s religious superstitions). He was never as solid as Reza Khan, but hey, at least he loved Iran, done a lot for Iran and he will always be remembered as a nationalist.

As a nationalist, Alahazrat had value and he is a valuable Persian nationalist. If for nothing else, we shall respect him for that!

Review some of the most important books of the Shah, reviews and photos:

White Revolution
White Revolution of Shah and People (1966)

Toward the Great Civilization
The Final Version (Book in Persian) (1977)

Shah of Iran Comic Book
Recaptured Glory - Graphic Novel in Persian (1977)

Answer to History
The Final Version (Book in Persian) (1979)


L – R: Shams (Older Sister), Mohammad Reza Pahlavi the young Crown Prince and Ashraf (Twin Sister), Tehran, Iran

Interesting Points

I would like to mention a few interesting points.

I. Democrats are Enemies of Iran and Iranians
During his final year, Shah was moving around the world and living like the homeless gypsies. Even though he despised Carter for not backing him; furthermore, toppling him down, and hated to go to America, yet he knew that due to his advanced cancer, he had to go to America for surgery.

After many Republican officials phoned Carter to push him to admit Shah in to the America, Kissinger called Carter to push him to admit Shah in to USA. Kissinger like Nixon was always faithful to the Shah. After repeated phone calls and pressures, Carter hung up the phone on him and it is documented that Carter shouted: “FAQ Shah” and then he hung up the phone! Finally, at later time, Rockefeller forced Carter and he reluctantly allowed the Shah to come in for the surgery.

After decades of alliance and support, this is how Carter treated Shah. This was the same way that Obama treated Mubarak of Egypt. Democrats give a bad name to America as a friend.

Between Carter’s human rights shenanigan, not backing Shah, not letting the Imperial forces to fight, creating Khomeini and Neo Islamism, delay allowing Shah to enter USA for surgery and his complete political miscalculations, Carter and Democrats have always betrayed Iran and the Iranians since 1979.

Reasons for the birth of Islamic Republic of Iran

And the nerve of this guy, wanting my donation!

What Would You Donate to Jimmy Carter?
Carter Wants My Donation!

History of Democrats Betrayal of Iran and Iranians:

Democrats Always Misfire on Iran!
History of Democrats and Mullahs 4 Decades of Cooperation!

Democrats, what do they stand for?

Iranian American Democrats, who are they?


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi the young Crown Prince in Military Uniform

II. Soraya was Shah’s True Love
Shah loved and respected Farah but Soraya was Shah’s only true love. Shah had 3 wives, many lovers and massive amount of mistresses. Shah was one of the greatest promiscuous playboys of all time. Shah had sex with different women on monthly, weekly and daily basis! Shah was a sex addict and his sexual appetite was inhuman!

Jahan Koodak Elementary School Stories
A Journey through my Childhood in 3 Chapters

Through all of his love life, wives, girlfriends, lovers and mistresses, he loved a few women such as Farah Diba but he was never “in love” with Farah and any other woman except Soraya.

Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary was the only woman who Shah deeply loved and was practically “in love” with. Soraya was Shah’s only true love.

Before Shah passed away, Soraya still loved Shah and wanted to see Shah one last time but without Farah being present. Soraya wanted to travel to Egypt and a have a private session with Shah. Anwar Sadat arranged it but by then, it was too late and Shah had passed away.

In the future, I will publish a complete pictorial history of Shah’s love life and the major women in his life.


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi the young Crown Prince in suit

Shah’s Strong Points

Shah Strong Points
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Nationalism
White Revolution
Modernized Iran
Industrialized Iran

Shah’s Weak Points

Shah Weak Points
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Somewhat Cowardice (Not Reza Shah’s Iron Will)
Abandoned Iran in 2 Occasions (1953 and 1979)
Handed Iran to Islam and Islamists (IRI)
Extremely Promiscuous with Women (Took too much of his time)


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi the young Crown Prince
in soccer jersey at Rosey School, Switzerland 1938

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi Timeline

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi Timeline
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1919 Born
1939 Married Fawzia Fuad (age 20) – Fawzia was 17
1940 Graduation from Military Academy (age 21)
1941 Inauguration (age 22)
1943 Tehran Conference (age 24)
1948 Divorced Fawzia Fuad
1949 Failed Assassination (age 30)
1951 Married Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary (age 32) – Soraya was 18
1953 First Exile (age 34)
1953 Coup and Return (age 34)
1958 Divorced Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary
1959 Married Farah Diba (age 40) – Farah was 21
1963 White Revolution (age 44)
1967 Coronation (age 48)
1971 2500 Years Celebration of Persian Empire (age 52)
1979 Left Iran (Monarchy Ended) (age 60)
1979 Second Exile (age 60)
1980 Died (age 60)


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi the young Crown Prince in soccer jersey
Soccer Champion Team at Rosey School, Switzerland 1935

Mohammad Reza Pahalvi Education

Mohammad Reza Pahalvi Education
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Rosey School Switzerland
Military Academy Iran

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi Military Service

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi Military Service
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Military Service Date: 1936 – 1941
Rank:  Captain
Military Branch: Army
Department: Army Inspection Department


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi the athlete, Rosey School, Switzerland 1935

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi Titles

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi Titles.
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Alahazrat Homayoun = His Royal Majesty
Shahanshah Aryamehr = Light of Aryans Emperor
Bozorg Arteshdaran = Owner of the Grand Armies
Nur-e Aria = Light of Aryans
Ruh-e Aria = Spirit of Aryans
Shah-e Shahan = King of Kings
Shah-e Iran = King of Iran
Pahalvi-ye Dovom = The Second Pahlavi
Pedar-e Taj-dar = Crowned Father (of the Nation)

Imperial Family Titles

Imperial Family Titles
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Oliahazrat = Her Majesty (for Queen)
Shahbanu = Queen (King’s Lady)
Shahzadeh = Prince
Shahdokht = Princess
Valahazrat = Royal Majesty (for Shah’s Children and Siblings)
Valagohar = Royal Majesty (for Imperial Family Members)

Enjoy the exquisite and informative historical galleries:


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi with Taj ol-Molouk Ayromlu the Queen Mother, Iran


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi with Ashraf Pahlavi his twin sister, Iran


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi with Ashraf Pahlavi, Iran


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi the young Crown Prince of Iran Classic Photo


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi the young Crown Prince of Iran in formal uniform


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi the young Crown Prince of Iran and Princess Fawzia Fuad of Egypt Wedding
L – R: King Farouk (Fawzia’s brother), Fawzia and Mohammad Reza Pahlavi at Cairo, Egypt 1939

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi was 20 and Fawzia Fuad was 17 years old.


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi the young Crown Prince of Iran and Princess Fawzia Fuad of Egypt Wedding
L – R: King Farouk, Fawzia and Mohammad Reza Pahlavi at Cairo, Egypt 1939


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi the young Crown Prince of Iran and Princess Fawzia Fuad (his first wife) of Egypt Wedding at Cairo, Egypt 1939


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi the young Crown Prince of Iran walking with the Princess Fawzia Fuad (his first wife) of Egypt at his Wedding in Cairo, Egypt 1939


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi the young Crown Prince of Iran and Princess Fawzia Fuad (his first wife) of Egypt Wedding in Cairo, Egypt 1939. This was an arranged marriage because Reza Shah wanted his son to marry royalty.


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and Fawzia Fuad Wedding Official Poster
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi the young Crown Prince of Iran and Princess Fawzia Fuad (his first wife) of Egypt Wedding in Cairo, Egypt 1939 Official Poster


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and Fawzia Fuad Official Wedding Medallion 1939
The Memorabilia Medallion is now displayed in the Niavaran Palace, Tehran, Iran


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and Fawzia Fuad Engagement Reception, Egypt 1939
L – R: Princess Fawzia Fuad, Reza Shah the Great of Iran, Queen Nazli of Egypt and Crown Prince Mohammad Reza Pahlavi


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and Fawzia Fuad 2nd Wedding, Tehran 1939
There were conducted 2 Royal Weddings, 1st in Cairo and 2nd in Tehran
L – R: Prince Alireza Pahlavi, Princess Fawzia Fuad, Reza Shah the Great of Iran, Queen Nazli of Egypt and Crown Prince Mohammad Reza Pahlavi


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and Fawzia Fuad 2nd Wedding Reception, Tehran 1939
There were conducted 2 Royal Weddings, 1st in Cairo and 2nd in Tehran
L – R: Princess Shams Pahlavi, Prince Alireza Pahlavi, Taj ol-Molouk Queen Mother, General and Princess Ashraf Pahlavi


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and Fawzia Fuad dining


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and Fawzia Fuad moment


Princess Fawzia Fuad and Mohammad Reza Pahlavi outdoor


Princess Fawzia Fuad and Mohammad Reza Pahlavi relaxed


Princess Fawzia Fuad


Queen Fawzia Fuad of Iran
After Mohammad Reza Pahlavi’s inauguration in 1941 (age 22), Fawzia become Shahbanu of Iran.


Shahbanu Fawzia Fuad of Iran


Shahbanu Fawzia Fuad of Iran
1939 Married Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
1941 Become the Queen of Iran
1948 Divorced Shah
Fawzia Fuad was one of the most beautiful women in the world. Officially she divorced Shah because the Persian climate would not fit with her nature but the reality was that Fawzia was a strong willed, independent, powerful and wealthy Royalty who would not put up with Shah’s extreme womanizing promiscuous behavior as an international playboy. Fawzia divorced Shah and left Iran in anger and disappointment. Of course, the Pahlavi Courthouse covered up the real reason and came up with the silliest reason of the Iranian climate not being fit to Fawzia’s nature and making her ill! The reality was that Shah’s womanizing as a male slut made her sick to the point of divorce. As a powerful and wealthy royalty, Fawzia could not care less about being the Iranian Queen because she was already an Egyptian Princess. Fawzia did not marry for love because it was an arranged marriage but Fawzia married for happiness and when she did not find that happiness, she divorced Shah. The interesting point is that unlike the false tales, Shah did not divorce Fawzia but it was Fawzia who divorced Shah because she could not take it anymore!


Shahbanu Fawzia Fuad of Iran


Shahbanu Fawzia Fuad of Iran riding in a jeep
Fawzia was a fashionable, classy and intelligent royalty
Fawzia Fuad was a Ture Classic


Shahbanu Fawzia Fuad and Princess Ashraf Pahlavi were good friends


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi receiving his university diploma from his father Reza Shah the Great
Reza Shah handing diplomas to graduates of the Military Academy, Tehran, Iran 1940


Military Academy Graduation, Tehran, Iran 1940
A graduated officer kneels and kisses the Pahlavi Courthouse Banner while making an oath of honor to the Pahlavi Crown. Reza Shah the Great is holding the banner while Mohammad Reza Pahlavi stands in respect to the ceremony.


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi in military uniform


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi inauguration in Tehran on September 1941
Allies agreed to Reza Shah’s demand for his son to take the Persian throne and Reza Shah reluctantly agreed to Allies’ terms to step down from the Persian Throne and surrender Iran to the Allies. In WWII, Officially Iran was neutral but incognito Iran was an Axis of Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy and the Axis powers. Allies occupied Iran and used it as a bridge to send supplies from the Persian Gulf via land to Caspian Sea and borders to Russia, so Russia could survive the German invasion. Allies referred to Iran as the “Bridge to Victory”.


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi the Pilot in the Air Force uniform with Faravahar Imperial Iranian Air Force Emblem on his chest


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi in royal uniform


Tehran Conference 1943
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi meeting with US President Franklin Roosevelt


Tehran Conference 1943
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi meeting with USSR Leader Joseph Stalin and Vyacheslav Molotov the Russian Foreign Minister


Tehran Conference 1943
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi meeting with Winston Churchill the Prime Minister of UK. Abdolali Badrei as a body guard is standing behind the Shah who in future years will become General Badrei the Commander of the Persian Imperial Immortal Guards.


Tehran Conference 1943
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi meeting with Winston Churchill the Prime Minister of UK. Shah saluting Churchill while Abdolali Badrei as a body guard is standing behind the Shah who in the future years will become General Badrei the Commander of the Persian Imperial Immortal Guards.


Shah of Iran jumping out of the cockpit of a De Havilland Vampire Jet at the RAF Base, Odiham, England, UK 1948. Shah was test flying and inspecting for purchase.


Shah of Iran speaking with Marshal in France 1948


Shah of Iran on the horseback inspecting the troops at the Farah Park, Tehran 1948


Mohammad Reza Pahalvi after divorce from Fawzia Fuad at the Venice Beach, Italy 1948
Shah was one of the most eligible bachelors to hitch for the girls. Shah was looking for his second wife but in the meanwhile he was sleeping with as many women as he could! After divorce, he didn’t even have to coverup his affairs and one-night stands! He was openly mass dating around the world!


Mohammad Reza Pahalvi in full military suit, Tehran 1949


Mohammad Reza Pahalvi with mustache 1949
Shah never cared for facial hair but after the failed assassination attempt on his life in 1949 (age 30), he had to cover the surgery scar on his face, so he grew a mustache. This is a very rare picture of Shah with mustache because he never grew one except this occasion.


Mohammad Reza Pahalvi speech at the Senate in Tehran 1950


Mohammad Reza Pahalvi speech at the Senate in Tehran, Iran 1950

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