Online Video of Dr. Wesley Hanson, Kodak Director of Research
There is a video interview of Dr. Wesley Hanson available online. The address is:
Dr. Hanson got his Phd in chemistry when he was 21 years old and persistently applied to Kodak for a job until they finally hired him. He spent his whole career at Kodak, eventually becoming the director of research there. He knew the inventors of Kodachrome, Mannes and Godowsky, and observed them at work; he met George Eastman; and he himself is the inventor of built-in masks used in Kodacolor negatives.
Dr. Hanson is one of the great figures in the 20th Century photographic industry and this interview is quite fascinating for anyone interested in color film.
How my grandfather got the nickname Bunny
My name is Wesley T. Hanson IV. I just noticed the interest you all have in my grandfather Wesley T. Hanson Jr. and his nickname of Bunny. He was given that nickname during college by his friends because he had long legs and big ears. My father and I, both named after my great grandfather, as was my grandfather, also have nick names. My dad is nicknamed Peter and I am nicknamed Skip. The whole idea was that we had a Bunny Rabbit so we also needed a Peter Rabbit and a Skipper Rabbit (this stuff is true). Funny how family works!
I have not heard of moonshine stories but would not be surprised at their veracity...!
He also took part in the Manhattan Project (development of US nuclear bomb) though many do not know that about him.
I called my grandfather Poppy all my life - he was a great and brilliant man, and a loving grandfather. He is very missed.