Bel-Air Productions

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Compiled by Supermarty-o and Eric S.

Video by Peakpasha

Background: Bel-Air Productions was a joint venture between 20th Century Fox's producer and director Howard W. Koch, and the independent producer Aubrey Schenck, which was active through the 1950s with various genres, all distributed through United Artists. Not to be confused with "Bel Air Entertainment".

1st Logo

(1953?-1955?)

Nickname: "Bel-Air Shield"

Logo: We see an angle of a big bridge, then a shield saying "A BEL-AIR PRODUCTION", on stylized lettering, zooms up.

FX/SFX: The shield zooming up.

Music/Sounds: Just the opening theme of the movie.

Availability: Seen on Bel-Air produced movies from the time.

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo

(1955-1956)

Logo: TBA

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: An arousing fanfare.

Availability: Rare. It's seen on Fort Yuma.

Editor's Note: None.

3rd Logo

(1956-1957)

Nickname: "The Sky"
Logo: On a blue sky background with clouds (ala the Warner Bros logo), we see the letter “A” in yellow zoom in from the top, then “Bel Air” in red fancy script and “PRODUCTION” in yellow all zoom out at once.
FX/SFX: The words zooming out.
Variant: A black and white version exists.
Music/Sounds: In its early years, on movies such as "Rebel in Town" and "Crime Against Joe", it used a fanfare that sounds like the bass horn intro ala the classic Warner Bros fanfare that changes into a uprising bombastic tune. Later on, it used a different arrangement of this theme. The fanfare was composed by Paul Dunlap.
Availability: Seen on films of the era such as War Drums, usually preceded by an MGM or United Artists logo.
Editor's Note: None.

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