Seven Arts Productions
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", or CanWest's "Seven Arts International".
1st Logo (1957-1961)
Logo: On a grey background, we see 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.
FX/SFX: The statue turning, the medallion and text fading in.
Music/Sounds: A majestic fanfare.
Availability: Extremely rare. Seen on The Gun Runner.
Editor's Note: None.
2nd Logo (1961-1964)
3rd Logo (1964-1967)