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.