Film

Kodachrome Rolls Down

Kodachrome was so ingrained in the popular culture that Paul Simon named a song after it and so was the Kodachrome Basin State Park in Utah.
Kodachrome was so ingrained in the popular culture that Paul Simon named a song after it and so was the Kodachrome Basin State Park in Utah.

Created in 1935, Kodachrome was the first successful film to effectively render color. Sadly, the last and lone Kodachrome-processing machine has closed, bringing to an end an era of 75 years of film rolls.

At the peak, there were about 25 labs worldwide that processed Kodachrome, but the last Kodak-run facility in the United States closed several years ago, then the one in Japan and then the one in Switzerland.

Since then, all that was left has been Dwayne’s Photo.

[In 2009], Kodak stopped producing the chemicals needed to develop the film, providing the business with enough to continue processing through the end of 2010. And last week, the lab opened up the last canister of blue dye.

h/t: NYT

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