Blair Entertainment

From Closing Logos
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Logo description by Sean Beard, James Fabiano, Jason Jones, and Matt Williams
Logo captures by Eric S., Shadeed A. Kelly, and V of Doom
Editions by Eric S, Silversword55, CuriousGeorge60, and Bob Fish
Video captures courtesy of Eric S.

Background: Blair Entertainment was a television production/distribution company established in the early-1980s by John Blair. It was also a syndication unit of the TV sales representation agency Blair Television, a division of John Blair & Company. Blair Television was bought out in 1985 by Storer Communications and was acquired by New World Entertainment in 1993 following the merger of SCI Television, Inc.

Blair Entertainment, B<embed allowfullscreen="true" height="141" src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="177" wmode="transparent"/><embed allowfullscreen="true" height="142" src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="178" wmode="transparent"/>

Logo: The word "
BLAIR", in gold, flies to the top of the screen with 3D trail effects (usually over the closing scene of the show, other than that, it's a black background). Under that, a yellow light writes out a red, cursive "Entertainment". A pair of lines is drawn both above and below the logo, and a stylized logo of some sort appears in the middle of the bottom pair. It is a white box with "JB", actually is the initials of the company's owner and creator, "John Blair" created by green, red, and blue boxes and lines. When the logo's completed, the background turns a shaded blue.

Trivia: The "JB" logo seen at the bottom is the logo for Blair Television, when Blair formed the company sometime around 1975.

On some TV shows such as Dracula, there is a sped-up version.

FX/SFX: "BLAIR" flying, the rest of the logo drawing. As for the in-credit text, the credits either scroll or is superimposed.

Music/Sounds: Starts with a "whoosh" as "BLAIR" flies, then three light, relaxing and peaceful long tones (similar to NBC's signature 3-note chimes). After the first one, 3 digital-like notes are heard.

Music/Sounds Variants:
  • Some versions use only two digital-like notes, the last 1.5 notes for a short version.
  • Other versions are silent.
  • The in-credit variants used the closing theme instead.

Availability: Rare. It appeared on some TV shows from the '80s, such as Divorce Court, Break the Bank (1985-86 revival), Strike it Rich and 80s syndicated prints of The Cisco Kid (these same prints were also used on the final season of SCTV as part of the Happy Hour segments hosted by Happy Marsden, played by cast member John Hemphill).The sped-up version can be found on the short-lived 1990 series Dracula, which is on DVD. Also appears on the Celebrity's Just for Kids prints of the two Lollipop Dragon TV specials. Was also seen on early '80s repackaged prints of SCTV in syndication, Nick at Nite, and Comedy Central, although the Rhodes Productions logo would be seen on certain 1977-81 episodes, due to them having the original end credits. Can currently be seen on Amazon Prime's prints of Strike it Rich as part of Buzzr's channel there. (the Fremantle logo appears after it).