In 1971, the Shah of Iran, the self-proclaimed “King of Kings”, celebrated 2,500 years of the Persian monarchy by throwing the greatest party known in history.
Money was no object; an international airport and 80 kilometers of motorway were built to reach the desert venue at the ancient ruins of Persepolis. Over a year, a lavish oasis was created, replete with woodland, flowers, fountains and 50,000 songbirds imported from Europe. Even the world’s top restaurant, Maxim’s closed its doors for two weeks to cater the event.
|Running Time:||58 min.|
|Production Company:||Amber Television for BBC, SVT, DR TV, TVO, YES/DBS & NRK|