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A look inside the elite Iranian Jewish community of Beverly Hills.


Three decades ago, in the wake of the Islamic Revolution, entire neighborhoods of Tehran’s moneyed Jewish community fled to Los Angeles. Now, having amassed American-style fortunes and political clout, the Persians of Beverly Hills are living the ultimate California dream. Read the full article here.

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Photographer: Larry Sultan

From left: Alex Halimi, Amanda Maddahi, Adam Daneshgar, Lillian Emrani, Sabrina Yadegar, Jessica Yadegar, Gabriel Halimi, Jessica Kimiabakhsh, Sharon Newman, Lauren Maddahi and Soshi Azadian at Sam Nazarian’s SLS Hotel.

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Photographer: Larry Sultan

Books and curios in Mahroo Moghavem’s house.

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Photographer: Larry Sultan

Natasha and Bob Baradaran with daughters Isabella, seven (at left), and Olivia, three, at home.

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Photographer: Larry Sultan

Sam Nazarian with his father, Younes, at home.

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Photographer: Larry Sultan

A Philippe Starck lamp in Sam Nazarian’s home.

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Photographer: Larry Sultan

Designer-builder Hamid Omrani in front of one of the Persian Palaces he designed in Beverly Hills.

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Photographer: Larry Sultan

From left: Janet Yonaty, Kayvan Ghaseimi, Lila Barkhordarian, Rebecca Daroubaksh, Guitty Hakin, Jacqueline Moradi, Mahroo Moghavem, Sharen Moghavem and Julie Broukhim at the home of Mahroo Moghavem.

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Photographer: Larry Sultan

Sam Nazarian’s $1.6 million Bugatti Veyron in his garage.

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Photographer: Larry Sultan

Mahroo Moghavem in her dining room.