In 1973, Paul Simon sang: "I love to take a photograph/So mama don't take my Kodachrome away." His mother may have listened, but Kodachrome's maker will not: after 73 years, Eastman Kodak has announced it is withdrawing the film... (Click the title link for the full interesting article).
Kodachrome 1935-2009 R.I.P.
This is one of my all-time favorite songs of the '70s, because it reminds me of my youth. At the time, I was eleven years old and the song was a big hit. It was always playing it at the skating rink. That was about the same time, I had my first camera.
It was a 110 Kodak Pocket Instamatic camera. Flash cubes were necessary for low light or night pictures. Since it was an added expense and I had little money, many of my old photos are dark. I never really knew what Kodachrome meant, and now that it's gone I have just learned about it through this news article.
Despite the fact that I've always enjoyed photography, for me, Kodachrome was just a great song about photography that got a lot of air play as I was growing up...on AM radio though!