Ed and Susan Poole are doing heroic work
educating us all about movie memorabilia.
Leonard Maltin

Our Team

Linda Thurman

Ed Poole

Susan Poole

Executive Director Linda Thurman is a veteran of Hollywood where she was managing editor of the Hollywood Creative Directory. She was the co-founder/owner of Emerald Bayou Studios in Louisiana, and is the author of Hollywood South: Glamour, Gumbo, and Greed. 

linda thurman

Consulting Archivist and Chief Researcher Ed Poole has written more than 20 books on film paper with an emphasis on posters. He is the founder of LAMP, Learn About Movie Posters. Ed coined the phrase “movie accessories” to denote movie-related paper.

Ed Poole

Consulting Researcher Sue Poole is co-founder of LAMP and has co-authored books on every aspect of movie posters and stills. A hands-on grandmother, Sue is dedicated to learning. She brings a dogged determination as a researcher to MPA. Her administrative skills keep MPA on track.

Susan Poole

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