Oz Film Company

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Credits
Logo descriptions by
Eric S. and rj4712


Logo captures by
Eric S. and TrickyMario7654


Editions by
WelcomeToMyChillHome


Video captures courtesy of
MattTheSayian, Century Guy Entertainment and RonaldEmmis

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Background

This company, also known as The Oz Film Manufacturing Company, produced silent films based off L. Frank Baum's books, most notably the Oz series. Every single one of them bombed commercially. The movies they made had various colors and custom themes playing over it, like silent films traditionally do.

(1914-1915)

Nicknames: "Princess Ozma", "Oz Lady of Doom", "V for Vivian" "The OZ Hat"

Logo: On a black background, we see a woman (silent film actress Vivian Reed, see "Trivia") wearing two flowers and a crown-like object on her forehead with a Z inside a circle (obviously the company name) with a few loose curls hanging down, apparently supposed to be Princess Ozma from the book series. She looks around the screen and smiles. No obvious indication of the name of the company is shown and it only appears on the title card of the movie.

Trivia: The woman is this logo is silent film actress Vivian Reed (1894-1989), an American actress of the silent era. She appeared in 36 films between 1914 and 1938.

Variants:

  • The logo including the film has been shown in gray, red, yellow, blue, green and purple tones.
  • The logo also featured the woman's head in a close-up, to the point where her head almost covers the entire screen. Her loose curls are also missing. On this link, you can see that Ozma wears black clothes, so that only her face is visible.
  • There has been a shorter version spotted where it just shows her looking around the screen for about 4 seconds. This variant is mostly at the end of the films.
  • The Patchwork Girl of Oz close-up variant lasts only 2 seconds, due to skips through the logo, which is a result of the film deterioration.

FX/SFX: The woman moving her head and the fade-in effect.

Music/Sounds: None or a custom opening/closing theme of the film.

Availability: Ultra rare. Only four films produced by the company are known to survive, the rest having been decomposed or lost.

Editor's Note: The logo is also regarded as another 'scary logo' due to Ozma staring at the camera, as well a lack of music or anything else. The close-up variant is considered even worse. Though, it does get less scary to older viewers and those used to it.

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