‘Elizabeth Taylor in Iran’ Photograph Exhibit by Firooz Zahedi at LACMA


Elizabeth Taylor in Iran

Elizabeth Taylor – 1976
© Photo by Firooz Zahedi

In 1976, Elizabeth Taylor went to Iran for the first and only time. Her trip was captured by Firooz Zahediwho was about to graduate art school and would become one of Hollywood’s top photographers. Originally from Iran, Zahedi left as a child and returned for the first time with Taylor. Together with a group of others, they traveled to the tourist sites of Persepolis, Shiraz and Isfahan.

Firooz Zahedi would go on to capture the images of an elite list of Hollywood stars including Angelina Jolie, Leonardo Dicaprio, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman and countless others.

LACMA Exhibit Information

The ‘Elizabeth Taylor in Iran’ photographic exhibit will be on display at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) from February 26, 2011 through June 12, 2011.

Viewing this photography exhibit is included in the general price of admission. (See admission options below)

Museum Location
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire BlvdLos Angeles, California 90036
Phone: 323-857-6000
Exhibit in Ahmanson Building,
Level 4
Museum Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday –
12:00pm – 8:00pm
Closed Wednesday
Friday – 12:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday & Sunday – 11:00am – 8:00pm
Admission Options
Adults $15
Seniors $10 (62+ with ID)
Students $10 (18+ with school ID)
Children Free (17 and under)
More LACMA Admission Information

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Keep reading below for Cheap Options to Visit the Museum and Parking Information.

Cheap Options to Visit the Museum

Second Tuesdays

Second Tuesday of each month, permanent galleries and non-ticketed exhibitions are free

L.A. County Residents After 5
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday after 5pm the museum is free to Los Angeles County residents for permanent galleries and non-ticketed exhibitions. (The museum is closed on Wednesdays.)

Target Free Holiday Mondays
The Target sponsored free admission to LACMA for 2011 are:
Memorial Day – May 30, 2011 – 12–8pm
Labor Day – September 5, 2011 – 12–8 pm
More Information

Elizabeth Taylor in Iran

© Photo by Firooz Zahedi – Elizabeth Taylor – 1976


Pritzker Parking Garage – $10
Sixth Street just east of Fairfax Avenue – View Map
Vehicles entering the Pritzker Parking Garage after 7 pm park for free.

Street Parking

There is street parking on 6th Street north of the museum. The south side of the street is metered. The north side of the street is not metered – there are possibilities of parking for free on the north side of 6th Street.

There is also metered street parking at Wilshire and Odgen across from the museum on the south side. Odgen is the street that intersects Wilshire Blvd at the street light art display.

More information about Elizabeth Taylor in Iran at LACMA and Firooz Zahedi

LACMA Website – Elizabeth Taylor in Iran

View slideshow of ‘Elizabeth Taylor in Irian’ from Vanity Fair of Firooz Zahedi’s photographs

Firooz Zahedi Remembers Elizabeth Taylor – Vanity Fair Website

Firooz Zahedi Website

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Lisa Kuhn

Lisa has traveled through South America for three months exploring Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina. She also traveled extensively in the Western United States including Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Montana and South Dakota. Lisa has traveled to Europe three times including her first trip in Europe backpacking for three months of solo-travel.

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