This Day in Pop Culture for June 22

"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" premiered in theaters on June 22, 1966.

'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' Premieres

Adapted from Edward Albee’s novel of the same name, the movie, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, premiered on this day in 1966. Directed by Mike Nichols, the film starred Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal and Sandy Dennis. The film was one of only two movies nominated for every eligible Academy Award categories (the other film was Cimarron). The black comedy/drama won five Oscars including Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress. The film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 2013.

Kodak announced its decision to discontinue sales of Kodachrome film on June 22, 2009.

Kodak Discontinues Sales of Kodachrome Color Film

Since 1888, Eastman Kodak Company best known for its photographic film products. By 1976, Kodak had a 90% market share in film sales. However, by the 1990’s Kodak struggled to keep up with the times as more people were turning to digital photography and buying less of photographic film. Ironically, it was Kodak that came up with the main technology used in most digital cameras used today. On this day in 2009, the company announced that they would discontinue sales of its famous Kodachrome color film. In January 2012, the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Today, Kodak is still with us, but now focuses on imaging solutions for businesses.

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