A MESSAGE FROM THE JEHFC
Long-forgotten gems sat in a box in JP Mullin's attic for nearly 32 years until he discovered them and donated them to the Fan Club. The original tapes, a now-obsolete type of open reel video, were transferred to DVD in March 2008.
If you would like a complete copy of the 61-minute tape and/or the 90+ minute "Lack of Talent Show", please contact Doug or Alan for further details and availability.
I highly recommend that any and all Jon-Erik fans own this collection. It's a prime opportunity to see him before the Hollywood glitz and watch him ham it up with his friends during his High School glory days.
IN MEMORY OF J.P. MULLIN
On November 21st, 2008, Jon-Erik's High School teacher and close friend, Mr. J.P. Mullin, passed away. He was known to be a spirited, funny, and dedicated mentor at Tenafly High School.
J.P. graciously offered his time and personal memorabilia from Jon's Class of '76 to the JEHFC. He corresponded eagerly with Jon's fans, including myself (All too briefly), and he had quite a few stories to tell about his time with Jon. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family and friends.
The JEHFC posted an obituary page for J.P. here –
J.P. always had nothing but kind things to say about Jon-Erik, and here are two quotes I found very touching in the letters he'd written to me.
"The Class of '76 and Jack in particular, were a great experience. We had a major activity every month...there was no work...just fun...and Jack was a great Class President with leadership and humor."
"If you knew Jack, you'll know why I do these things – sharing Jack. That's exactly what Jack did & would do, and I do, in his absence."
TENAFLY HIGH SCHOOL NEWSLETTER
In 1974, Sophomore Jon-Erik wrote an in-depth article about Tenafly High's Running team, "The Harriers." In 1976, the now popular Senior Class President Jon-Erik participated in a funny, satirical article about his "Kidnapping" and subsequent release, although he'd lost his ring finger, it "only slightly encumbered" his "activities."