Argo Producer Notes

Artifact Details

The Argo story line had a Middle Eastern sci-fi theme and was intentionally complicated and difficult to decipher.

To rescue six American diplomats who evaded capture during the seizure of the United States embassy in Tehran, Iran, on 4 November 1979, CIA technical specialists created a fake movie-production company in Hollywood and delivered disguises and documents that made possible the diplomats’ escape from Iran in 1980.

The team set up “Studio Six Productions” and titled its new production “Argo.”

This document includes an Introduction, Story Treatment & Locations, and Visuals.