Tuesday, April 14, 2009

One More Vanished Mini-Major

I forgot to include this one in my last post:

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I believe this clip of the Avco-Embassy logo is from the beginning of Vice Squad.  The music heard underneath the logo is unique to the film.  My memories of the logo come from VHS and television viewings of Escape From New York and Paradise (1982).  The company was bought in 1982 by Norman Lear and re-christened Embassy Pictures.  The subsequent blue-backgrounded "E logo" was good, but not up to the high standard of the Avco-Embassy one.

3 comments:

Marty McKee said...

I love the chicka-chicka-wah-wah guitar of the American General logo, as seen on THE OCTAGON and A FORCE OF ONE, for instance.

Marty McKee said...

Make that American Cinema, not American General.

Ned Merrill said...

I have to take a look at that American Cinema logo. I can't recall it off the top of my head, but then I was never a big Chuck Norris guy.