Foreword Introduction 1 The Education of a Collector 2 Falling in Love Again (and Again): The Development of a Collection 3 The Silents, 1912--1929 4 The Golden Age of the Talkies: The Women, 1927--1941 5 The Golden Age of the Talkies: The Men, 1927--1941 6 From Citizen Kane to Breakfast at Tiffany's, 1941--1962 7 Great Directors 8 Classic Films 9 Little-Known Movies with Great Graphics My Fifty Favorite One-sheets A Guide for the Movie Poster Collector Acknowledgments Bibliography Index
IRA M. RESNICK, a professional photographer, started his impressive collection of vintage movie advertisements and stills while studying film at New York University in the 1960s. In 1982 Resnick opened the Motion Picture Arts Gallery, the first gallery devoted exclusively to the art of the movies. In addition to film posters and stills Resnick's collection includes other pieces such as lobby cards, window signs, and inserts. Resnick is a trustee of the Film Society of Lincoln Center and was chairman of the board from 1999--2005. Resnick resides in New York with his family.