[1907 – 1996] American writer and editor

A cover must be just one of two things – attractive or startling. To millions a pretty girl is both. - Edward K. Thompson , Life Photographers: What They Saw by John Loengard , Page: 172
managing editor of LIFE said this in 1950.
Don’t tell me about the pictures you didn’t get. Just show me the good ones you got. - Edward K. Thompson , Special Problems (Library of Photography) by Time Life Editors , ISBN: 0809444003 , Page: 92