12-31-2010, 01:32 AM #1
Goodbye, Kodachrome: lab accepts last roll of classic film
Film developer in Parsons, Kansas, accepts the last roll of Kodachrome
The end of the year brings the end of what many say is the best slide and movie film in history.
The world's last standing Kodachrome film developer is located in Parsons, Kansas, and on Thursday, they stopped taking the film.
According to Dwayne's Photo Shop in Parsons, most people have never heard of Kodachrome film. But the unique film is bringing attention to Parsons.
Large crowds of people from across the region and the world came to Dwayne's Photo Shop on Thursday to take advantage of the absolute last chance to have their now obsolete Kodachrome film developed.
Kodachrome is known for it's vivid colors and durability. Kodak began using the film in 1935 but stopped making it in 2009 as the digital age began to take over.
One film enthusiast drove from New York saying he couldn't let the last of his precious film go undeveloped.
"Kodachrome, the legendary film from Kodak, this is the final day to get the film processed here in Dwayne's of Kansas," says Greg McMahon. "It means a lot to me and I had 18 roles to get developed."
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12-31-2010, 01:27 PM #2
Kazart! My hometown makes the Daily Mail - with lots of photos, an article, and Paul Simon's '73 single "Kodachrome" embed:
End of an era: Last roll of Kodachrome film developed as digital revolution brings 75 years of camera history to a close
01-01-2011, 01:08 PM #3
poor paul -- looks like someone is taking his kodachrome away