Show Biz Inc.

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Credits
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Background

Show Biz Inc. was a television production company involved in multiple country-related programs. Around 1975, the company became a subsidiary of Holiday Inns, Inc. In 1981, the company was sold to Multimedia, Inc. and was absorbed into Multimedia Entertainment (now NBCUniversal Syndication Studios).[1]

(1961-January 1, 1982)

Logo: Superimposed into the end credits of the show is a white box resembling a minimalist TV set containing the fancy, stacked text "Show Biz INC.". Two half-pieced flower shapes are attached to the box while the whole symbol has a white border around it. The text "produced by" is above the logo whereas the bottom text reads "A subsidiary of Holiday Inns, Inc".

Variants:

  • The size of the logo may vary.
  • Beginning around 1980, the logo was animated. Here, the flower pieces wipe in, forming a full flower before the top text "Produced & Distributed by" wipes in on the top. Then, the flowers open wider, revealing the white box border in which the TV set-like shape zooms in and fills in most of the empty space, followed by the company name stretching in and the copyright year in Roman numerals to wipe in underneath.
  • Sometimes, the logo was seen in gold and alternate shades of said color and gray.
  • On The Porter Wagner Show, WSM-TV's in-credit notice appears below the logo.
  • 1977 episodes of Pop! Goes the Country features the logo with a thicker border and the byline in one row.

Technique:

  • None for most of the variants.
  • The animated version uses Scanimate effects.

Music/Sounds: The ending theme of the show.

Availability: Rare; was seen on The Porter Wagner Show and Pop! Goes the Country, which can be seen on reruns on RFD-TV.

References

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