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Mercedes-Benz of Long Beach Confirms, Mercedes-Benz Recognizes a Film Icon in Motion

An SL Retrospect Spanning Six Decades Marked with Support for Film Restoration During Academy Awards Season


February 29, 2012 – Signal Hill, Calif. – Mercedes-Benz of Long Beach is excited to confirm, Mercedes-Benz is commemorating the SL anniversary by supporting film restoration through a contribution to The Film Foundation ( in addition to creating an SL vehicle retrospective and an exclusive reveal of the 2013 SL which was seen by those attending Mercedes-Benz annual invite-only Oscar viewing party at the Soho House in West Hollywood.

The legendary SL, for a span of six decades, continues to be one of most iconic and desired cars in Hollywood.  Its first role was garnered in the late 1950s and now has reinvented itself with a complete redesign for 2013.  Each model of the SL franchise over its 60-year history has made multiple appearances on the silver screen starring in many notable films like High Society with Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby and The Rookie with Clint Eastwood.

Between 1958 and 1975, the SL Roadster made 53 appearances in feature films and television programs that starred many of Hollywood’s most talented actors and actresses such as Ava Gardiner and Fred Astaire.  Beyond the earlier decades, the SL appeared in cult hits like Beverly Hills Cop, Cannon Ball Run and The Flamingo Kid.
Mercedes-Benz fully supports The Film Foundation, which is committed to restoring and preserving as many films as possible, not just for today but also far into the future.

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