Was non-panchromatic film in common use long after the invention of panchromatic?

by Max   Last Updated May 22, 2020 13:18 PM

In movies and TV one sometimes sees film being developed under a red safe-light, which of course cannot be done with panchromatic film. Is this portraying a common practice of journalists and spies using non-panchromatic film (perhaps because it was cheaper, more widely available, or more convenient to develop because it could be done under a safe-light) in the pre-digital era, or is it just movies being fake?

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