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N.S. “Steve” Patrick was born and raised in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Albion College in Albion, Mich. He served as a U.S. Navy officer during the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War. Now retired, he lives in Kenner, La., with Tango, a rescued greyhound.
Ed Poole is a movie accessories expert, providing research to clients such as the Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian. He and his wife, Susan, run several websites, including the retail movie memorabilia site, LearnAboutMoviePosters.com, and the only cross-referenced movie poster research database, MoviePosterDataBase.com. Louisiana Film History: A Comprehensive Overview Beginning 1896 is their 13th industry-related reference book.
Susan Poole, along with her husband, Ed, is a movie accessories researcher, providing information to museums, universities and auction houses and dealers. The Pooles give lectures and presentations about their great love and knowledge of film in Louisiana and serve as consultants to a statewide exhibit based on the contents of their latest book, Louisiana Film History. Their passion is recording the state’s film history and making it available so that the information and documentation will not be lost.
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