NEWS & EVENTS
Many dealers I meet started out as collectors, getting into the business so they could cherry-pick the best material, support their collecting habit and share their passion and expertise with others. Such is the case with Ira Resnick, an avid collector of vintage movie posters since his college days in the 1960s.
Film historian Ira M. Resnick bought his first film posters forty years ago. These are still a part of his collection, which has grown to over 2,000 posters and 1,500 film stills, and has been published for the first time in Starstruck: Vintage Movie Posters from Classic Hollywood.
The film historian on his favorite vintage movie posters.
New Rochelle resident Ira M. Resnick is the author of Starstruck: Vintage Movie Posters from Classic Hollywood, an art book that showcases Resnick’s superb collection of 2,000-plus vintage movie posters. Here, the noted film historian selects a handful of his favorite film poster images.
As museums slash budgets for publications about their antiques, collectors are picking up the slack. Scholarly books are being released about narrow categories of objects, with texts and sometimes funding provided by obsessed owners.