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1923–1924 1924–1925 1925–1926 1926–1932 1932–1933
1923–1924 1924–1925 1925–1926 1926–1932 1932–1933
1933–1936 1936–1938 1938–1945 1945–1966 1966–1975
1933–1936 1936–1938 1938–1945 1945–1966 1966–1975
1975–1981 1981–1989 1989–1992 1992–1993 1993–present
1975–1981 1981–1989 1989–1992 1992–1993 1993–present

1923–1924[]

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In 1923, CBC Film Sales Corporation released several films under the Columbia Pictures name. CBC changed its name to Columbia Pictures Corporation in January 1924.

1924–1925[]

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1925–1926[]

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1926–1932[]

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This is the first logo to have the Columbia Lady holding a torch, a concept that continues to be used for the company's subsequent logos, albeit in several modified forms.

1932–1933[]

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1933–1936[]

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1936–1966[]

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Despite the fact it was no longer a print logo in 1964, the Torch Lady was still used in this design until 1993.

1936–1938[]

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1938–1945[]

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1945–1966[]

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1966–1975[]

Columbia Pictures 1966
Designer:  Unknown
Typography:  None
Launched:  May 24, 1966

1975–1981[]

Columbia Pictures Logo 1975 (Stacked)
Designer:  Philip Gips
Frankfurt Communications
Typography:  Souvenir
Launched:  September 24, 1975 (reveal)
June 23, 1976 (on-screen)

This logo would not be used onscreen until 1976.

1981–1993[]

1981–1989[]

Columbia Pictures (1981)
Designer:  Unknown
Typography:  Souvenir
Launched:  January 30, 1981 (reveal)
June 5, 1981 (on-screen)

In 1981, the torch lady was reinstated into the corporate logo. In 1982, The Coca-Cola Company purchased Columbia Pictures. In 1987, Coca-Cola sold Columbia to sister company Tri-Star Pictures (which Columbia was its only shareholder at that time) which led to Tri-Star being renamed to Columbia Pictures Entertainment with the Tri-Star name being retained for theatrical releases under that name.

1989–1993[]

1989–1992[]

Columbia Pictures 1989
Designer:  Unknown
Typography:  Souvenir
Launched:  January 22, 1989

In 1989, Sony purchased Columbia Pictures Entertainment.

1992–1993[]

Columbia Pictures 1992
Designer:  Unknown
Typography:  ITC Berkley Old Style Pro Black
Launched:  September 4, 1992

This logo was used during the transitional period when Sony consolidated both Columbia and Tri-Star into Sony Pictures Entertainment.

1993–present[]

Columbia Pictures
Designer:  Michael Deas
The Mednick Group
Typography:  Bank Gothic Condensed
Launched:  March 2, 1992 (reveal)
June 13, 1993 (on-screen)

In 1992, Columbia Pictures introduced a brand new logo. It was given a proper animation to accompany it a year later.

CBC Film Sales Corporation
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