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2011-05-26 12:13:00

NEW YORK, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbia/Legacy Recordings announces the first round of releases in the Paul Simon catalog project with definitive editions of four of the artist's essential solo albums -- Paul Simon, There Goes Rhymin' Simon, Paul Simon In Concert: Live Rhymin' and Still Crazy After All These Years -- available everywhere Tuesday, June 7. News of the Paul Simon catalog releases arrives as Simon, the quintessential American singer-songwriter-performer, tours the...

2009-06-22 15:06:30

Eastman Kodak Co. said it would end production of Kodachrome color film 74 years after introducing it to U.S. consumers. The company called the product, first sold in 1935, a photography icon. Sales, however, have declined dramatically due to newer films and the popularity of digital cameras that require no film at all. It was certainly a difficult decision to retire it, given its rich history, said Mary Jane Hellyar, president of Kodak's Film, Photofinishing and Entertainment Group....

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2009-06-22 14:50:00

Kodak is soon going to stop the production of Kodachrome, a film famous for its iconic color photographs, due to the overwhelming competition from digital cameras. Kodachrome color film will be retired this year, Eastman Kodak Co said, ending its 74-year run. "The majority of today's photographers have voiced their preference to capture images with newer technology -- both film and digital," said Mary Jane Hellyar, president of Kodak`s Film, Photofinishing and Entertainment Group. Kodak said...

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2008-09-22 07:25:00

Avid Kodachrome fans are worried the elaborately crafted photographic film, extolled for its sharpness, vivid colors and archival durability will disappear. "Part of me feels like, boy, if only I'd been born 20 years earlier," says Alex Webb, 56-year-old photographer, whose work has appeared in National Geographic magazine. "I wish they would keep making it forever. I still have a lot of pictures to take in my life." Currently, only one commercial lab in the world, Dwayne's Photo in Parsons,...


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