In 1971, Paul Simon wrote the song "Kodachrome" that included the lyrics: "Gives you the greens of summer, makes you think all the world's a sunny day". In 1971, Kodachrome II probably had more saturated colors than any other color film available. A lot has changed since then, but the myth still endures. In 1974, Kodachrome II was replaced by Kodachrome 25 that had roughly equivalent saturation, but not equivalent in all colors. In 1975, E-64 was introduced and Kodachrome lost the saturation crown. In 1984 Fujichrome R-50 and R-100 knocked Kodachrome down to 4th place. Subsequent films like Velvia and E-100 VS make Kodachrome colors looked subdued by comparison. All this was brought to mind when my Google news alert popped up another reference to Kodachrome: "In Los Angeles, the morning of November 1, 2009 was a living advertisement for the rich color saturation characteristic of Kodachrome film – or it would have been if you could still buy that type of film – because there wasn't a cloud in the sky and it seemed like a perfect summer day was beginning. " What I want to know is: If Paul Simon hadn't written the song, would there still be a myth of Kodachrome color saturation?