Film historians share Louisiana’s history _lowres

Photo provided by Hollywood on the Bayou - Susan and Ed Poole display some of their extensive movie poster collection at a Louisiana Film History exhibit at Celtic Studios in Baton Rouge. The Pooles will give two presentations on Louisiana Film History free to the public.

  • LOUISIANA FILM HISTORY EXPLORED: Film historians Ed and Susan Poole, of Harvey, will discuss the state’s rich film history in two presentations offered free at Jefferson Parish libraries. The Pooles will discuss some of the more than 1,000 films that were produced in or set in Louisiana, including feature-length films, made-for-television movies, documentaries and shorts. The presentation begins at 10 a.m. Thursday at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie. The second presentation will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 29, at the Jane Chatelain O’Brien West Bank Regional Library, 2751 Manhattan, Harvey. The Pooles have spent years gathering information on the state’s film history and have collected movie posters since the mid-1970s. They have one of the largest collections in the state, many from films made in Louisiana. The Pooles wrote “Collecting Movie Posters” in 1997, published by MacFarland Publishers. They have designed the only cross-referenced database on film accessories and even served as expert witnesses in four civil trials involving films. For information, visit For more information regarding the presentation, contact Chris Smith, manager of adult programming for the library, at (504) 889-8143 or email