IRA M. RESNICK
For more than four decades film historian Ira M. Resnick has been amassing a world-class, never-before published collection of 2,000 movie posters and 1,500 stills.
Starstruck: Vintage Movie Posters from Classic Hollywood features the best of Resnick’s collection, with vivid reproductions of 258 color posters and 28 black-and-white stills from a golden age of Hollywood, from 1912 to 1962.STARSTRUCK
IRA M. RESNICK
Passion of a Collector
Author Ira M. Resnick started his impressive collection of vintage movie posters while studying at New York University Film School.
A professional photographer, he founded the Motion Picture Arts Gallery, the first gallery devoted exclusively to the art of the movies.
Resnick is a trustee of the Film Society of Lincoln Center, and served as chairman of the board from 1999 to 2005.
He is also a trustee of the International Center for Photography and MUSE Film and Television.
Continuing a long-standing Resnick family tradition of philanthropy, in 1994 Ira founded the Ira M. Resnick Foundation, a private, non-profit association that supports local, national and international charities focusing mainly on the arts, education, youth and social services, and aging.
Ira resides in New York City with his wife, Paula, and two children.
“Movie posters during the days of classic Hollywood were a film’s main promotional vehicle. They were integrally connected to every aspect of a film’s production and release, and each one tells a different story.”
Vintage Movie Posters from Classic Hollywood
by Ira M. Resnick
Foreword by Martin Scorsese
For more than four decades, film historian Ira M. Resnick has been amassing a world-class collection of more than 2,000 movie posters and 1,500 stills. Starstruck: Vintage Movie Posters from Classic Hollywood features the best of Resnick’s collection, with vivid reproductions of 258 color posters and 28 black-and-white stills from Hollywood's Golden Age–1912 to 1962.
Resnick relates how his lifelong passion for film led to a career as a collector and the founder of the Motion Picture Arts Gallery in New York City. Resnick recounts the evolution of his collection, including thoughtful descriptions of the stars and films the pieces depict. From silent films to Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Resnick provides an entertaining and informative tour of cinematic history. [READ MORE]
Ira Resnick has - according to his own text in this large and beautifully produced coffee-table-size book - been collecting classic movie posters for over 30 years. When it became more of an obsession he opened the only private art gallery devoted to movie posters. He also found himself on the Board of Trustees of Film Society of Lincoln Center, which allowed him to meet many of the still-living stars of films he loved.
This book, simply put is the absolute best poster book on old movies ever put in print. Fans of old Hollywood will flip, I have purchased this book 7 times now as gifts and the proud new owners have truly loved them. Ira Resnick is really the best at what he does and to see it in book form, beautiful to display as it is coffee table in size, is a 100 percent must have. Worth every penny.
MOTION PICTURE ARTS GALLERY
Ira's Motion Picture Arts Gallery is the premier movie poster gallery in the New York Metro area, and a leader on the Internet for original movie posters. Motion Picture Arts Gallery's inventory includes an array of rare, vintage, contemporary, and original collectible posters in all movie and film genres.