(Hollywood: RKO Radio Pictures, 1940). First edition. 4to, 27 unpaginated leaves, comb-bound in faux-alligator boards. Edges heavily rubbed. wear at binding pressure-points, some abrasion. Item #204816
Illustrated annual "Exhibitor's Book" filled with promotional display ads for forthcoming RKO releases. Most significantly, this book contains the first advertisement for Orson Welles's "Citizen Kane", still under its working title "John Citizen, U.S.A." Also advertised are the adaptations of "Kitty Foyle" and "Sister Carrie", each featuring a fold-out image on cardstock of its eponymous book. With portraits of studio stars including Charles Laughton, Carole Lombard, Cary Grant, Charles Boyer, Ronald Colman, Ginger Rogers and many more.