The Alley of Love and Yellow Jasmines
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... show more
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.
Publish date: 2013-06-04
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
This book was a fun, quick read shedding some light on life in Iran pre and post the 1979 political change. Aghdashloo also shares her memories of her early days in a Western culture, both in England and the USA. This is one of the things that I really enjoyed about this book. I love seeing American...
As a child in Tehran, Shohreh Aghdashloo dreamed of a life as a famous actress; a dream made difficult by her parents' insistence that she follow a more practical path. After marrying an artist who supported her passion and taking steps toward building her career, Aghdashloo's world was shaken by th...
Shohreh Aghdashloo burst onto the American cinema scene with the movie "House of Fog", but she had been quite the actor much before this in her home country of Iran, which she had to flee. This is her life - living in Iran, falling in love, being forced to leave, and struggling to find her place amo...