Blackhawk Films

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Credits
Descriptions by
Super Metro

Editions by
Blue2000

Background

Blackhawk Films was founded in 1927 in Davenport, Iowa. From the 1950s through the early 1980s, marketed motion pictures on 16mm, 8mm and Super 8 film. Most were vintage one or two-reel short subjects, usually comedies starring Laurel and Hardy, Our Gang, Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and other famous comedy series of the past.

1st Logo (1950s?-1970s)

Blackhawk Films logo (1950's-1970's).jpg

Logo: On a black background, we see a person with a feather on the back of their head all in white enclosed in a white circle. We also see "Blackhawk Films" in cursive, with a registered symbol above the "m" and "s", to the right of the head. There is a white line underneath the logo and under the line is the text "THE EASTIN- PHELAN CORPORATION". And finally, below that is the location of the company, "DAVENPORT, IOWA 52808".

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: None, or the closing theme of the film.

Availability: Rare. Was seen at the end of Blackhawk Films' programming at the time. [Examples?]


2nd Logo (1950s?-1970s)

Blackhawk Films logo (1950's-1970's, alternate variant).jpg

Logo: On a black background, we see see the same white person from the previous logo above some text saying “A BLACKHAWK FILM”.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: Either none or the opening theme of the program.

Availability: Rare. Was seen on programs like Lew Lehr’s Newsettes and Rabbit Stew.


3rd Logo (1950's-1960's)

Blackhawk Films logo (1960's).jpg

Logo: Just the big, cursive text "The End" and the logo, which is the man along with the company name, on the bottom right, on a black background.

Technique: Possibly none.

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

Availability: Unknown.

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