Selmur Productions

From Audio Visual Identity Database

Credits
Logo descriptions by
codyfinke, Michael Bass, V of Doom, Bob Fish, and Eric S.


Logo captures by
Shadeed A. Kelly, Eric S., and snelfu


Video captures courtesy of
Eric S.

Background

Selmur Productions was founded in 1961 by Selig J. Seligman as a production subdivision of ABC Films, the former syndication division of the ABC Television Network. Today, Paramount Global through CBS Media Ventures and Spelling Television Inc. (who bought ABC Films' successor, Worldvision Enterprises, in 1989) owns the North American syndication rights to most of the Selmur library; ABC retained the copyrights, and Disney Home Media Distribution handles the international rights and US video rights (which were sublicensed to Image Entertainment for Combat!).

(October 3, 1961-March 12, 1968)

Nickname: "Huge S"

Logo: On the closing credits, we would see a huge, oddly-designed "S". The text:

PRODUCED BY
SELMUR
PRODUCTIONS
INC.

"SELMUR" and "PRODUCTIONS" appear inside the "S". The entire text is in the same font as the "S".

Variants:

  • On the first season of Combat!, before the opening, a pre-open would be shown, and the Selmur logo appears during the pre-open. The announcer would say, "Combat! A Selmur Production!". The first season closing credits would have just text, in this format:
SELMUR PRODUCTIONS
In Association With
ABC
TELEVISION NETWORK

Filmed at
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS
  • On 1963-1967 episodes of General Hospital, the logo scrolls in the credits and does not feature "PRODUCED BY" at the top nor "INC." on the bottom.

FX/SFX: Some shows it's superimposed. On other shows such as General Hospital, it's the credits scrolling.

Music/Sounds: The ending theme of the show.

Availability: Rare. It was seen on Combat!, Shindig!, 1963-1967 episodes of General Hospital, and the short-lived series Garrison's Gorillas.

Editor's Note: None.

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