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Background: Dean Hargrove Productions was a producer of TV dramas (mainly mysteries and courtroom dramas) named after its founder, producer Dean Hargrove. Most of its movies and TV series were co-produced with The Fred Silverman Company. It was originally founded as "Strathmore Productions", but the name was changed in 1987 due to some people confusing it with a paper company named Strathmore.

Strathmore Productions

1st Logo

Strathmore Productions (1985)Strathmore Productions (1986)

Nickname: "The Golden S"

Logo: On a black background, we see a gold "S", with "STRATHMORE" in a typewriter font in the middle. Under the gold "S" in white are "PRODUCTIONS" and under it "IN ASSOCIATION WITH".

Variant: On current prints, "IN ASSOCIATION WITH" is blacked-out.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: The closing of a show's theme song.

Availability: Very rare. Can still be seen on the made-for-TV movie Perry Mason Returns(local reruns plaster it with the Dean Hargrove Productions logo) and the pilot episode of Matlock(plastered by the next logo on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries airings), both are retained on their DVD releases.

Scare Factor: None.

2nd Logo

Nickname: "The
Silver S"

Logo: On a black background, we see two silver crescents, spinning around, zooming out. Then it stops as "
", in a typewriter font, wipes in, Strathmore Productions (1988)forming an "S", which flashes. As "STRATHMORE" finishes, "PRODUCTIONS" fades in as well as "IN ASSOCIATION WITH" appears under it.

Variant: Same as before, "IN ASSOCIATION WITH" is blacked-out on current print releases.

FX/SFX: The animation in this logo.

Music/Sounds: The closing of a show's theme song.

Availability: Rare. Survives on the first two seasons of Matlockon Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, DVD and MeTV and on Perry Mason made-for-TV movies of the period on DVD, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries and MeTV.

Scare Factor: Minimal.

Dean Hargrove Productions

Dean Hargrove Productions (2001)Dean Hargrove Productions (2001)

Nickname: "The Lavender Circle"

Logo: On a white/grey gradient background, we see a lavender/white gradient circle, with "Dean" writing on top. As "Dean" finishes writing, "HARGROVE" in a gold Triple Condensed Gothic font appears under it as well as a green bar with green lines on the sides under it with "PRODUCTIONS".

Variant: On the final season of Diagonsis Murder, the logo was compressed horizontally, revealing more of the white/grey background.

FX/SFX: The CGI animation in the logo.

Music/Sounds: The closing of a show's theme song.

Availability: Can be seen on Matlock episodes from the era starting with season 3 on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, DVD and MeTV as well as Diagnosis Murderon Hallmark Movies & Mysteries and DVD and 1988 to 1995Perry Mason TV movies on DVD, and on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries and MeTV.

Scare Factor: None.

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