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Kodachroooome

Scott Jagow Jun 22, 2009

“They give us those nice bright colors. They give us the greens of summers. Makes you think all the world’s a sunny day. Oh yeah. I got a Nikon camera. I love to take a photograph.” But Mama, they’re takin’ my Kodachrome away!

Kodak announced today that it will stop selling the film after 74 years on the market:

Sales of KODACHROME Film, which became the world’s first commercially successful color film in 1935, have declined dramatically in recent years as photographers turned to newer KODAK Films or to the digital imaging technologies that Kodak pioneered. Today, KODACHROME Film represents just a fraction of one percent of Kodak’s total sales of still-picture films…

As part of a tribute to KODACHROME Film, Kodak will donate the last rolls of the film to George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film in Rochester, which houses the world’s largest collection of cameras and related artifacts.

Apparently, Paul Simon knew what was coming in 1973.
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