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Logo descriptions by codyfinke
Logo captures by Eric S. and Livin'
Editions by Martin V.B.
Video captures courtesy of dodgers729 and CTHimes01


Background: National General Corporation has its roots as "National Theatres, Inc." in 1952, when an anti-trust decree forced 20th Century-Fox to spin-off its exhibition holdings. By the early 1960s, National Theatres became a diversified company, National General Corporation. Its operations ranged from insurance to real estate. In 1965, National General signed a deal to produce for Columbia Pictures Corporation. After their original deal expired in 1967, National General signed an exclusive distribution deal with the then-new CBS motion picture production subsidiary, Cinema Center Films. When the company failed to acquire Warner Bros.-Seven Arts in 1969, the unit eventually closed, distributing films until 1973. National General sold the former Fox movie theaters to Ted Mann. Today, the in-house productions are at the hands of
Warner Bros., while the Cinema Center Films productions are now with CBS. National General Corp., out of the movie business, was sold to the American Financial Group, Inc. in 1974.


1st Logo
(1960s-1970)
National General

Nickname: "NGC I", "Merging Gs"

Logo: On a red background, we see four Gs, one moving down from the top, another moving up from the bottom, another moving right from the left, and another moving left from the right, merging into one "G". Then the letters "nc" fade inside the "G". Then "NATIONAL GENERAL CORPORATION" appears under it.

FX/SFX: The joining of the Gs.

Music/Sounds: A bombastic fanfare not unlike the 20th Century Fox jingle.

Availability: Extremely rare. Seen on National General Releases of this period. Sometimes plastered by the Warner Bros logo. However it is preserved on current releases of the film Charro.

Scare Factor: Low to medium.



2nd Logo
(1970-1971)
National General Corporation - CLG Wiki

Nicknames: "NGC II", "Spinning Arrow-like Lines"

Logo: On a sky blue or red background, we see many brass lines, looking like a wheel, spinning, which zooms in. It stops zooming, a "G" appears. Then the wheel disappears, and then "nc" zoom in, located inside the "G". Then "NATIONAL GENERAL CORPORATION" appears under it.

FX/SFX: TBA.

Music/Sounds: A drum portion.

Availability: Extremely rare. Seen on National General releases of this time period. May be plastered by the Warner Bros. logo.

Scare Factor: Low.


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SkyCaptain NGC's Canadian connection 0 Mar 25 2008, 11:56 AM EDT by SkyCaptain
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NGC also co-produced the Canadian sitcom The Trouble With Tracy in the late '60's-early '70's with CTV, and the logo can be seen on that show as well.
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