Elizabeth Taylor in Iran at the LACMA
Who doesn't love Elizabeth Taylor? If it's not her violet eyes, then you have to be intrigued by her lengthy string of marriages. That's why when I heard that the Los Angeles County Museum of Art was opening an exhibition of photographs from Taylor's first and only trip to Iran, I couldn't help but be excited.Prominent Hollywood photographer Firooz Zahedi was just an art school student in Washington D.C. when he met Taylor in 1976. The pair went to all of the main tourist sites in Iran for Taylor's photo shoot, including ancient Persepolis. Dressed in an ancient tribal outfit from the Isfahan Bazaar, the actress posed in photos as an Oriental odalisque. 35 years later, Taylor and Zahedi remain close friends.
Elizabeth Taylor in Iran: Photographs by Firooz Zahedi will be shown in the Ahmanson Building at the LACMA until June 12th.