The Alley of Love and Yellow Jasmines

The Alley of Love and Yellow Jasmines

by Shohreh Aghdashloo

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Oscar nominee and Emmy Award–winning actress Shohreh Aghdashloo shares her remarkable personal journey—from a childhood in the Shah’s Iran to the red carpets of Hollywood—in The Alley of Love and Yellow Jasmines, a dazzling memoir of family, faith, and hope.
When Shohreh Aghdashloo was growing up in Teheran, stardom was a distant dream, especially since her parents had more practical plans for their daughter…
When revolution swept Iran in 1978, the Ayatollah Khomeini’s religious regime brought stifling restrictions on women and art. Shohreh Aghdashloo seized the moment and boldly left her husband for Europe and eventually, America, a vastly different culture.
Shohreh Aghdashloo writes poignantly about her struggles as an outsider in a new culture—as a woman, a Muslim, and a Persian—adapting to a new land and a new language, and shares behind-the-scenes stories about what it’s really like to be an actress in Hollywood.

The Alley of Love and Yellow Jasmines includes original color photographs from the author.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062262127
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/04/2013
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 736,657
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Shohreh Aghdashloo won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress for HBO's House of Saddam and was the first Iranian actress ever to be nominated for an Academy Award, for her role in House of Sand and Fog. She has starred in the Fox series 24 and has been featured in a number of television shows and films. Born and raised in Tehran, she now lives in Los Angeles.

Table of Contents

1 The Oscars 1

2 The Sweetness of Youth 7

3 Tehran's Think Tank 16

4 That Acting Bug 24

5 The Hijinks of Goldie 26

6 Fatima's Warning 32

7 Vogue 35

8 The Era of Sweet Dreams 44

9 Sunrise, Sunset 57

10 Visiting Bardot 62

11 Fervor 66

12 Loyalty 69

13 Home Sweet Home 77

14 Pot Lady 81

15 The Four Musketeers 87

16 Ma non è una cosa seria 92

17 The Dream of Sultanieh 95

18 The Nights of the Revolution 98

19 The Boxes of My Life 106

20 Border Patrol 111

21 Another Country 120

22 Blending In 127

23 Mahdi and the Shah 137

24 Elixir of Love? 142

25 The Princess and the Shop 153

26 High Rollers 167

27 The Political Divide 178

28 Caravan 191

29 Mood Swings 195

30 Sunny California 200

31 A Quest 206

32 Dissent 214

33 The Sweet Scent of Love 218

34 Safety Belt 222

35 Red Light, Green Light 229

36 Always with My Daughter 234

37 Evin 236

38 That Day 238

39 Sand and Fog 243

40 Hollywood 255

41 Accolades 265

42 Tomorrow and Yesterday 269

Acknowledgments 273

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