Seven Arts Productions

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Background

Seven Arts Productions was a production company founded in 1957 by Ray Stark and Eliot Hyman (the latter of whom started Associated Artists Productions (a.a.p.) in 1953) producing films for other studios such as: The Misfits for United Artists, Gigot for 20th Century Fox, Lolita for MGM, and Is Paris Burning? for Paramount. During the years, the company joined up with the horror production company Hammer Film Productions. In 1967, Seven Arts acquired Warner Bros. Pictures from Jack Warner for $32 million and merged with it forming "Warner Bros.-Seven Arts". Seven Arts Productions is not to be confused with Carolco/New Line's "Seven Arts Pictures", UK's "Seven Arts Entertainment", CanWest's "Seven Arts International", or Seven Arts Television.



1st Logo (June 25, 1957-1961)


Visuals: On a grey background, there is a statue of The Discobolus of Myron in shadows turning in. When it is finally set on the final position, it gets illuminated. The words “Seven Arts Productions Presents” on the bottom fades in with seven medallions (with each medallion featuring embossed images representing the titular Seven Arts) on top.

Technique: Live action.

Audio: A majestic fanfare.

Availability: Seen on The Gun Runner.

2nd Logo (1961-1964)

Visuals: On a black background, there is a wreath with a mask, a triangular shape, a rose being one of the objects on it, and the letters "7A" inside, with the "A" being bordered.

Technique: None. [possible misuse]

Audio: None or the opening theme of the movie.

Availability: Seen on Lolita and Gigot.

3rd Logo (1964-1967)

Visuals: On a black background, there is a pointed circle with the stacked letters "" inside.

Technique: None. [possible misuse]

Audio: None or the opening theme of the movie.

Availability: Seen on Is Paris Burning?


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