Crown International Pictures

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Crown International Pictures (CIP) was an independent film studio and distribution company formed in 1959 by Newton P. Jacobs.

1st Logo (September 13, 1961-1972?)

Visuals: On a red striped background, a crown on a globe is seen behind the text "CROWN INTERNATIONAL PICTURES", with "PRESENTS" below the globe.

Technique: A still, printed image.

Audio: A horn fanfare that sounds like the main theme to Jaws.

Availability: Seen on films released by the company from the era, such as Jayne Mansfield's Single Room Furnished.

2nd Logo (September 22, 1971-1997?)

Visuals: On a blue, black, or space background, there is a crown on a wireframe globe. Then, "Crown International Pictures" in a script font fades in under it.

Technique: Fading effects.

Audio: None.

Availability: It was seen on the film Coach and can be seen on the Pirromount movie Deathrow Gameshow. The Crown International library has been making sporadic appearances on the Showtime channels in several years, particularly Galaxina (1980) and My Tutor (1986), thanks to Modern Entertainment/Lionsgate (which now distributes the catalog to television and whose logo now appears on them). The version with the blue background can be seen on Don't Answer The Phone and Hustler Squad.
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