Wednesday, 4 August 2010
JConthecover: TV Week (1983)
This Australian magazine from October 1983, features Joan on the cover with her co-star Jon-Erik Hexum and 3 other models from the TV movie, "The Making of A Male Model" or "The Look" which was it's title in the USA.
Inside the magazine is a 1 page article, "Joan And Those Young Men"
In the movie Joan plays a successful modelling agent, Kay Dillon who signs up a country boy for her agency.
I have some more photos from this movie to feature at a later date.
From 1983-1987 Joan appeared on the cover of this magazine another 12 times. I have all those magazines in my collection and will feature them in future posts.
The Death of Jon-Erik Hexum
On October 12th, 1984, he had been working on the set of a series called "Cover Up", during breaks in filming, he jokingly put a prop .44 magnum revolver to his temple and pulled the trigger.
The gun fired, and the wadding from the blank cartridge shattered his skull.
He was rushed to hospital and underwent surgery, unfortunately the damage to his brain was already done and a week later (October 18), he was taken off life support and pronounced dead.
He was only 26 years old.