NOTE: This page only shows print logos. To see on-screen logos, see Columbia Pictures/Other.
CBC Film Sales Corporation
The predecessor to Columbia Pictures was CBC Film Sales Corporation. This company did make a few silent films, but was unpopular. The downfall of this company led to the joke that CBC stood for "Corned Beef and Cabbage".
In 1924, CBC changed to Columbia Pictures. This is the first logo to include the Columbia Lady.
In 1925, Corporation was dropped to the logo.
This is the first logo to have the Columbia Lady holding a torch. The concept still remains today.
This logo (nicknamed "Torch Lady in a Dome") combined elements from its previous logo. It also resembles the certificate vignette for Screen Gems in 1960.
Sony Pictures acquired Columbia Pictures in 1991.