Corday Productions

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Descriptions by
Michael Bass and Shadeed A. Kell


Corday Productions is an independent production company that was founded in 1965 by Ted and Betty Corday, famous for producing the long-running soap operas Days of Our Lives and The Young and the Restless. Sony Pictures Television holds rights to these series while Corday Productions owns 1% of The Young and the Restless. The company also produced the short-lived soaps Morning Star and Paradise Bay in 1965, the same year Days of Our Lives premiered, as well as the short-lived 1994 soap Friends and Lovers. In 2009, Corday Productions produced the 90-minute documentary Lyon Heart.

(2001- )

Logo: We see the hourglass used in the post-1993 Days of Our Lives opening/closing credits, on a black surface at sunset. The text:


zooms in. The text shines after it stops zooming.

Variant: When this logo was first used in 2001 or 2002, it looked slightly different (the logo was in a different font with the "©(year)" notice in a smaller font). The shining and zooming effects were different as well.

Technique: The hourglass, the text zooming, and shining.

Music/Sounds: Same as the last two logos. Original airings on NBC either drown it out with network promos or generic music.

Availability: Currently seen on Days of Our Lives episodes from 2001 onwards.