KODACHROME - R.I.P.
Farewell old friend!
Today marks the final day (and a sad day)
for Kodachrome film processing.
The last remaining photo lab
to offer processing for this popular slide film
has shut down its Kodachrome developing line.
When Kodak announced it was no longer
manufacturing it's famous (and fabulous) Kodachrome film,
thousands of photographers stockpiled rolls
of their favorite color slide film
(storing it in the freezer.)
But now, there's no way to get exposed rolls processed . . .
no lab, not anywhere, worldwide!
The last lab to close is Dwayne's Photo
in Parsons, Kansas (near the Oklahoma border.)
(DWAYNE'S LAB PHOTO: COURTESY, NEW YORK TIMES.)
One gentleman flew last week from London
to Kansas City, and drove to Dwayne's
with 3 rolls of Kodachrome, just to get his film processed.
(Now that's some expensive processing!)
"Makes you think all the world's a sunny day.
Mama, don't take my Kodachrome away."
-- Paul Simon