Actually, that wasn't my experience in the old days...I used to follow up even after the chrome was sent into production and retouched. The reason was that the prepress people used to heap the horse manure to the client saying the photographer screwed up the chrome by making it unprintable.
You're just a lot older than me Jeff <g>.
In photo school, we didn't learn to light for repro, that's for sure. When you actually start scanning your own chromes, even on a decent desktop drum, you change your approach a bit in lighting! I certainly hope that anyone that has to shoot film and get that stuff scanned for repro should do the scanning. Its an eye opener.
When's the Pixel Mafia dinner? I'm getting hungry,