Who We Are
Linda Thurman founded Movie Poster Archives and immediately engaged Ed and Susan Poole because we are people who love movie posters. We also love knowledge, research and truth. We spend hours studying posters, lobby cards, stills and press kits. We celebrate details and authenticity and love delving into original sources to discover obscure facts.
Executive director Linda Thurman is an author, speaker and former Hollywood executive. She founded Movie Poster Archives after retiring as president and co-founder of Emerald Bayou Studios. Linda is the author of Hollywood South: Glamour, Gumbo, and Greed (Pelican Publishing). Her eclectic career includes film, television, theater, music, and publishing.
She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the New Orleans Entertainment Coalition and the board of advisors of the Louisiana Center for Women in Government and Business and the Louisiana Girls Leadership Academy.
Ed Poole and Susan Poole, Consulting Archivists and Researchers, have written more than 20 books on film history with an emphasis on posters. They founded LAMP: Learn About Movie Posters and Hollywood on the Bayou. The Poole Collection is world-renowned and has been exhibited in London, Los Angeles, and New York.
Ed coined the phrase “movie accessories” to denote movie-related paper.
To preserve and study movie posters, lobby cards, stills and paper film accessories.
To create a vast digital and physical archive for the preservation and research of movie paper.