Monday, June 22, 2009

News Obit... Kodachrome, killed at 74

Well, it made it two years longer than David Carridine was alive.
Seriously. This was THE film for color back in my newspaper days. All serious stuff was shot with Kodachrome, stuff you hoped would make the Sunday Magazine, stuff you bothered to light, or had to travel to shoot.
In those days there was a Kodachrome lab in NY FilmWorks on 23rd street. National Geographic had their own line. You could send it to Kodak. And There were only a few others in the world.
In recent years, the only ones were NatGeo's and one in Kansas.
Even Kodak did not develop it anymore, at least publicly.
So, I guess it is not a big surprise.
Kodak's tribute page.

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