On my hope-to-buy soon list, is the new biography of Robert Ryan by J.R.Jones who was interviewed by writer/historian,Alan K.Rode at the Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival in May,2015.
One of the many excellent interviews which can be viewed on the Film Noir Foundation site at http://filmnoirfoundation.org
The 25 minute discussion took place after a screening of ON DANGEROUS GROUND.
Mr Jones said that Robert was proud of THE SET-UP,INFERNO and THE NAKED SPUR.
He describes Robert Ryan as a very private person who didn’t think the public should know anything about him except what’s on the screen.
There is an earlier biography of Robert Ryan – by Franklin Jarlett, from 1997. This one is pretty expensive on Amazon.
As a Ryan fan, I hope to get both books sooner or later.
Below are shots from some of my favorite Ryan films.