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The Car That Became a Star (1965)

| Documentary, Short
At a 1965 international auto show in New York City, the key attraction is not a new car but a 35 year old late 1930s-vintage brilliant yellow colored Phantom II Rolls-Royce limousine. Its ... See full summary »
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... The Marquess of Frinton (archive footage)
... The Marchioness of Frinton (archive footage)
... Herself
... Himself
... Himself
... Himself
... Gerda Millett (archive footage)
... Davich (archive footage)
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At a 1965 international auto show in New York City, the key attraction is not a new car but a 35 year old late 1930s-vintage brilliant yellow colored Phantom II Rolls-Royce limousine. Its claim to fame is that it is the star of the MGM feature film The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1964). For filming, the automobile traveled from London to northern Italy (Pisa and Florence) to Austria to Yugoslavia, along the way encountering its several co-stars including Rex Harrison and Jeanne Moreau in London, Shirley MacLaine, George C. Scott, Art Carney and Alain Delon in Italy, and Ingrid Bergman and Omar Sharif in Austria and Yugoslavia. The limo also encountered many fans interested both in the filming and the vehicle itself. During filming, the limo was well taken care of by a large maintenance crew. In its post filming life, the limousine has even inspired a fashionable clothing line by designer Joan Leslie in, of course, the famous yellow motif. Written by Huggo

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The fashions modeled at the end of the film were indeed from film star Joan Leslie who had her own line with the Leslie Fay Company. See more »

Goofs

The graphic at the End Title shows the Copyright year as MCMLV (1955). The correct Copyright year should show as MCMLXV (1965). See more »

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Narrator: Each year, New York's famed International Automobile Show brings together the world's newest quality motor cars. But this year's most dramatic display is not new. It is a 35-year-old limousine that radiates more glamour and glitter than the most exotic 1965 models. This superb specimen that steals the spotlight is a Rolls Royce Phantom II, hand-crafted in England in 1930. The color, brilliant yellow; mechanical trim, flawless; value, thirty thousand dollars. It's more than age, or ...
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Features The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1964) See more »

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Forget Domani
Written by Riz Ortolani (music) and Norman Newell (lyrics)
Performed by studio orchestra
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