RKO Exhibitor Book 1940-1941 (RKO, 1940). Exhibitor Book (11.5" X 14.5").
    This campaign book from RKO for their 1940-1941 season features many important pages. First of all, the studio announced that their new prodigy, Orson Welles, would make John Citizen, U.S.A., which was eventually released as Citizen Kane, one of the most important films in the history of the cinema. Next is the announcement of Too Many Girls, the film which first united future husband and wife comedy stars Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Then there is Carole Lombard in Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Ginger Rogers in Kitty Foyle, and Jean Arthur in The Devil and Miss Jones. Also featured is Li'l Abner with art by Al Capp, and the beginning of The Saint detective series. Additionally, since RKO distributed the Walt Disney cartoons, one page is dedicated to the release of 18 upcoming animated shorts with illustrations of Donald and Daisy Duck, as well as Donald's nephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie. This exquisite book has a small chip in the bottom left and top left of the cover, and some light edge wear at the top and bottom, but is, overall, in excellent condition. A real time capsule of Hollywood history, any cinema fan will be proud to own this incredible gem. Fine/Very Fine.

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