"Studio Six Productions" Logo Items

Artifact Details

Business cards, letterheads, and advertisements sold the public on the idea that Studio 6 was a real production company.

To rescue six American diplomats who evaded capture during the seizure of the United States embassy in Tehran, Iran, on 4 November 1979, CIA technical specialists created a fake movie-production company in Hollywood and delivered disguises and documents that made possible the diplomats’ escape from Iran in 1980.

The CIA team set up “Studio Six Productions” and titled its new production “Argo.

To lend credibility to the ruse, Studio Six Productions set up offices on the old Columbia Studio lot formerly occupied by Michael Douglas, who had just completed producing The China Syndrome.  A logo was created, and cards, stationery, and other logo items were produced.