Closing Logo Group

Logo description and capture by Eric S.
Editions by V of Doom and Shadeed A. Kelly


Lucille Ball Productions, Inc. was the new production company of actress/comedienne, Lucille Ball, formed in early 1968 after she sold Desilu Productions to Paramount Pictures in 1967 (making it as Paramount's TV division in July 1967, reincorporating it as "Paramount Television" at the end of the year, now "CBS Television Studios"). The company closed in late 1986 after Life with Lucy was canceled due to a combination of very low ratings and bad reviews, and she retired from television until her death on April 26, 1989, a month after her last public appearance at the 61st Academy Awards. Most of the series and TV movies are currently owned by Desilu, Too, under the control of Ball's two children, Desi Arnaz, Jr. and Lucee Arnaz, with a few exceptions: the 1983 film All the Right Moves and the 1984 TV movie Sentimental Journey are owned by 20th Century Fox, and Life with Lucy is owned by CBS Television Distribution through Spelling Television, Inc.

(September 23, 1968-November 15, 1986)

Nickname: "LB Handwriter"

Logo: Over a specialty backdrop, there is animated picture of Lucille Ball, based on the 1965-68 closing of The Lucy Show, where we also see the signature of "Lucille Ball" drawing, then the words "PRODUCED BY" appears above it, the word "PRODUCTIONS, INC." under it, then copyright stamp appears.

Trivia: The picture of Lucille Ball was designed by Al Hirschfeld.

Variant: On Life with Lucy, the text says:

A Lucille Ball Production

in association with

Aaron Spelling Productions

© MCMLXXXVI by the Spelling/Ball Joint Venture All Rights Reserved

FX/SFX: The "drawing effect". None for the on-screen text.

Cheesy Factor: The script is a little over-exaggerated .

Music/Sounds: The finishing of the end-title theme of the show or TV movie.

Availability: Rare. It's seen on Here's Lucy and Life with Lucy among other series and TV movies.

Scare Factor: Minimal. The script animation may get to some viewers. None for the in-credit text.