Iran Air – Vintage US commercial
“Well, here we are in Tehran, the exciting capital of Iran!” In 1978, this kind of speech must have sounded interesting, exotic and maybe even inviting, especially when you are told that a Boeing 747SP can fly from New York to Tehran in about 11 hours… non-stop! (And a world record at the time). The presenter continues his speech in downtown Tehran, mentioning the many comforts you enjoy with Iran Air, an apparently Westernized modern air carrier, while enjoying the beauty of the “Land of 1,001 nights”.
Times sure have changed since then. Even the name of the monument prominently featured on the ad changed names. Formerly called the Shahyad Tower (King Memorial), it is known as the Azadi Tower (Freedom) since the Revolution.