Papers from The Trunk

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From The Trunk

 

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The Art Jans collection

Art Jans was very proud of his son's achievements and kept a collection of papers, press clippings, tapes and photographs in a trunk. As time goes by we hope to bring some of these treasures to the web site thanks to the generosity of the current guardian of these artifacts

A great deal of the content of the trunk refers to Champion and I believe there is a publication in progress which will comment on the recording, so to begin with let us look at some other items.

Prose


An example of prose from The Trunk. (undated)

The Trunk also contains the lyrics to a never before seen song entitled Murietta, and some of the original handwritten notes/dialogue for a screenplay treatment called 'Lovin' Arms'.  There are reels of tape and Tom's personal collection of albums and cassettes. It is not clear how much audio information might be available, if any. It is possible that tapes will have deteriorated beyond any degree of use.

"Art ...  put them [the tapes] in the trunk with some personal items of Toms'. The trunk was kept outside on his covered porch for a few years before giving the trunk to [ jf ] because it was too painful for him to have them around and he wanted [ jf ] to have the last of Toms belongings. So, I don't know what kind of condition they are in as far as sound quality."

 

Lyrics of Unrecorded Songs
The Fight
Cowboy Lullaby
Listen To Your Heart
Left-Handed Notes From the Combat Zone
When I Get Over You

There are also hand written lyrics of certain songs from 'Champion", a detailed, typed list of everyone who worked on the production and execution of 'Champion', and a handwritten page of what Tom was thinking would/did compile 'Champion'.

 


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This page updated May 2009 by Geoff
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