Rare photos of Googoosh

Googoosh sang of women’s desires and their longing in a new musical genre that was different enough from tradition to be non-offensive. Of course, all of this was very much in line with the policies of the Pahlavi regime vis-a-vis women. If the Islamic Republic used the veiling of women as a symbol of its rejection of the West, the Pahlavi regime used the unveiling and liberating of women as a symbol of its progress towards modernity and its desire to be equal in stature to the Western nations.