[Hollywood]: RKO, 1941. First edition. Hardcover. Folio (14 1/2 x 11 3/4"). Unpaginated. Original spiral bound leatherette with gold lettering to front cover. Beveled edges.
Handsome production of the RKO annual with President George J. Schaefer's introduction announcing for trade showing RKO's first group of five completed movies and an outline of the company's plans for the coming season.
This promotional publication was commissioned by the studio for distribution to exhibitors, featuring recent and future film projects including Leslie Goodwins' "Parachute Battalion;" Alfred Hitchcock's "Before the Fact" with Cary Grant and Joan Fontain; Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane;" Bette Davis in "The Little Foxes;" Michelle Morgan in "Joan of Paris;" 6 westerns with Tim Holt; 18 Walt Disney single-reel technicolor featurettes, and various other productions.
This work is splendidly illustrated throughout with mostly full page duo tone reproductions of film stills and artwork.
Lower corners and head and tail of spine slightly rubbed. Binding in overall good+ to very good, interior in very good condition. vg. Item #42809