WE YOUR FANS
©CATHI BEE (2011)
A Song and a Fanvid
Pictures and memories
And decades of love
If this is the only way
To keep you
To love you
Like you were in life
Then this is what we do.
Bye and Hi.
We are so glad you are here.
This is our love
In words and in images
You will never die
Because where else can you be
But here in our work?
SCANNED ARTICLES FEATURING JON-ERIK DURING THE HEIGHT OF HIS CAREER.
By: Brian O'Dowd
By: Karen Hardy
Jon-Erik is the first of 18 rising young male stars to appear in this compilation book. In the interview it seems like Jon is pulling some legs with his answers.
Donated by Dennis Daugherty.
Upon Jon-Erik's untimely death, his mother, Gretha Hexum, received an outpouring of support and condolences
from his fans worldwide. Because she couldn't address each one personally, she sent out one beautiful letter of thanks to everyone involved in his fan clubs.
Donated by Martin Moser.
16 Magazine Interview, 1983
Teen Beat Articles, 1984
By Darlene Arden
From the date of the Magazine, this may have been one of his last interviews, it was published posthumously.
Epi-Log #20: Cover Up
THE MERRY GO-ROUND PLAYHOUSE
In the Summer of 1981, Jon-Erik performed in Summer Stock Theater in Auburn, New York at the Merry Go Round Playhouse. Below are a bunch of articles which mention his performances in Guys and Dolls and The Unsinkable Molly Brown the latter in which he played the principle role of 'Leadville' Johnny Brown.
A big thanks to Mickey Lord, Doug Eames, and Dennis Daugherty for the photos and article copies.
Guys and Dolls betrays age (However Jon-Erik was just about "perfect.")
"I FEEL IT IS A GREAT FORTUNE TO HAVE SOME PASSION IN LIFE AND AN URGENCY IN DIRECTION; IT MAKES OUR WHOLE BEING SO MUCH FULLER."
"…I HAVE A GENERALLY CONSISTENT ABILITY TO REGARD MYSELF OBJECTIVELY. I HOPE TO BE OPEN, FRIENDLY, CONSIDERATE AND UNPRETENTIOUS."
In December 2007, People Magazine released a tribute book to celebrities whose lives were cut too short. Jon-Erik is featured on Page 87, with a beautiful picture and blurb. People magazine ran a few features on Jon-Erik during his blazing career. It's very touching that although he'd died so young and new to Hollywood, he's remembered in this way. I'd like to attribute this recognizance to all the loving, hard work that fans have put in throughout the years to keep his memory alive. It once again made the mainstream media take notice. Yes, Jon-Erik Hexum is gone, but to so many, he's not forgotten!
An account of the day of Jon's tragic mistake on-set with a small bio of his life and rise in Hollywood.
A fluff piece about Jon-Erik and his working relationship with Joan Collins during the filming of their hit TV movie "Making of a Male Model"
Two rare AP (Associated Press) Prints featuring a Jon-Erik as Phineas Bogg and posing near his home. The top one was passed around syndicated Newspapers when news broke of his tragic accident on the Cover Up set on October 18th,1984. The bottom is for promotion of Voyagers! in 1982.