When Westerners think of Iran today, images of women wearing chadors, protesters burning American flags, and militant crowds shouting nationalistic slogans often come to mind. But those who have memories of Tehran in the 1960s and 1970s paint a very different portrait of Iranian life. Before the 1979 Islamic Revolution, the country's capital was a cultural vanguard. Here are photos of a swinging Iran when the skirts were short, the dance was the twist, and America wasn't Enemy No. 1.
Courtesy of Kaveh Farrokh