Photos of Elizabeth Taylor in Iran, 1976

In 1976 Elizabeth Taylor visited Iran for the first and only time. Accompanying her was Firooz Zahedi, a recent art school graduate just learning his craft, who has since gone on to become a successful Hollywood photographer.

Elizabeth Taylor takes a tourist’s snapshot in Persepolis
The actress beams upward at the sunlight in the city of Shiraz at the tomb of Hafez, the controversial 14th-century poet
In profile in front of dazzling mosaic and tile work, Taylor stands by the tomb of the poet Sa’di

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