The book is well-written, well put-together, detailed without being mind-numbing (okay, to be fair, YMMV), and a testament to stupendous research. It's by far the definitive work on the radio program, which I've been researching myself for nearly thirty years, and it's a first-rate study of the George Reeves TV series as well. Author Hayde takes nothing for granted and meticulously debunks a lot of the old, labored anecdotes that we've long since come to accept as fact (such as the old story that George Reeves' role in FROM HERE TO ETERNITY was trimmed to near-nothing because audiences were too distracted by "Superman," or that kryptonite was invented for the radio "so Bud (Superman) Collyer could get vacation time by playing `unconscious' "-neither true). The episode guides in the back are the best I've ever seen and include pages and pages of unfilmed "lost scenes" from the original scripts and detailed synopses of two unfilmed episodes even I had never heard of. Kudos.
Did Cat Yronrode ever release the George Reeves book she used to talk about? I remember reading she felt Reeves did not kill himself and suspected someone of murdering him, but said if you wanted to find out to buy the book. Then it was cancelled while she was asking for advanced orders.
cat yronrode never released the Steve Ditko bio either. Tho, iirc, some of the manuscript was destroyed in a flood.
It's not likely Ditko will give any interviews. I know Graham Ingels hated hearing from fans and threatened to sue one if he ever contacted him again.
Allegedly Ditko was onboard with the project, but when Cat contacted his family members in Pensylvania, he withdrew his support. This was some 30 years ago and memory is fuzzy..