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 elegance, or excellence of design that earned this Rolls the place of honor at the show. What brought it here was a unique adventure that started in London about a year ago.
[following a fashion show]
Narrator: All of these sparking new styles are inspired by the movies' newest star, the magnificent Yellow Rolls Royce, a beautiful 1930 car that doesn't know how to grow old.
Narrator: After three and a half decades of perfect service, this matchless British machine became an authentic motion picture star. Producer Anatole de Grunwald discovered the car in England and signed it for the title role of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's "The Yellow Rolls-Royce."
Narrator: At the Elstree Studio in London, there was a screen test and a make up session that applied 20 fresh coats of canary yellow enamel. Then, the 60,100 pound performer, purred to its first scene.
Narrator: Italians are *born* with a feeling for fine cars.
Narrator: The car turned star had successfully completed it's first movie role. Still as sleek and strong as that day in 1930 when it wheeled out of the factory and hit the road. Now, 169,000 miles later, the Yellow Rolls-Royce was a seasoned motion picture star!
Narrator: For going places in the evening, there's a muted yellow gown. The scooped neckline is inspired by the classic contours of the Rolls.