Guiding Light: the openings
The show started on TV in 1952 (from radio). Here's the 1953 opening:
Ah, 1956. With organ music and an Ivory Soap ad (of course!).
Not much of an opening in 1966. Some organ and then right into a commercial:
This opening is from the mid-70s. Very mellow and, well, 70s-ish. Sort of like a tampon commercial.
The 1982-83 version. The opening scene dissolved into Disco Guiding Light. I like it, though. It's one of my favorites.
This one is from 1985. Very modern, but slower and moodier:
This is the lame 2002 opening. Yes, that's Joan Collins as Alexandra. What a disaster that was.
And here's the current opening. I hope they use one of the older ones in the last episode. That would be a nice touch.