Saturday, November 3, 2018

A Message of thanks from Keli Richards

Two weeks ago, following our interview with 1980s adult film star Keli Richards, we launched a fundraiser for her. 

Thanks to your generous donations, we have since raised over $2,000 for Keli.
When we contacted her this week to give her the result of the fundraiser, she was overwhelmed by your kindness. She has asked us to share the following to thank all of you who donated:

I would like to extend all my gratitude to all those who donated money to help me begin rebuilding my life.  I am humbled and overwhelmed by the generosity. Not only did you help me, you also supported and loved me more than I could ever have imagined. 

I have just read all your comments and I can’t stop crying. I feel so thankful to those people who have generously helped me. I know I have made my mistakes: I take full responsibility for them, and hope that I can be an example to someone else who feels they will never be good enough. Acceptance is the answer to ALL of my problems today.

I appreciate your words as you have been encouraging and empowering. You spoke from the heart and with pure honesty. You helped me to accept myself and my circumstances just the way they are, and to start to work on some overdue changes that needed to be made. I recently was offered a full-time position back in the medical field. I get to put my scrubs back on.

I have also been very fortunate through word of mouth, thanks to all of you, to be getting work in the industry and I’m having fun. I can give a little enjoyment to some while using my caring for others. I came back because I’m not ashamed of who I am anymore and just maybe I can help some of the other ladies from making the mistakes I made. The past made me who I am today and I think I might have  found part of my purpose.

If God would grant one wish come true it would make me very glad to be able to express in words a special tribute to my dad. “While his life on earth has ended and he’s now with God above I will always remember him in the memory of his love.” 

Thank you
With all my love, hugs and kisses,
Keli Richards.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018



A few days ago we published an interview with 1980s adult film star Keli Richards. In that interview, Keli shared stories from the sets of some of her most popular films like Caught from Behind, The Devil in Miss Jones 4 and For Your Thighs Only.

But Keli also opens up about her personal life, sharing intimate and sometimes heart-wrenching stories of family loss, domestic abuse and separation from her son. Keli has had more than her fair share of hardship in life, but she’s doing her best to get back on her feet and is looking to the future.

A few hours after we released the podcast, you contacted us expressing compassion for Keli’s struggle and asking us to initiate one of the occasional fundraisers we run to help golden age adult film veterans. In conjunction with The Golden Age Appreciation Fund, we’ve raised over $20,000 for people like Sharon Mitchell, Kay Parker, Tom Byron, George Payne and Jean Silver – all because of your generosity.

Keli recently lost the job she referred to in the interview, and is struggling to stay afloat as she looks for new options.

Over the years since we began The Rialto Report, we’ve had many people ask us if they can contribute to the Rialto Report since we don’t accept advertising of any kind – and these fundraisers are the answer.

Anything you are able to give will help and show Keli how appreciated she is. 100% of the money you donate is given to Keli.

The fundraiser will be open until Sunday October 28th. Please the donate link below to give what you can. All monies will be given to Keli and thank you as always for your generosity. We are always grateful for your willingness to help.

The fundraiser is closed. Final details will be posted shortly. Thank you.

Saturday, December 2, 2017


Even though Jeanne Silver has struggled financially for quite a while, she resisted asking us for help. When we finally convinced her to accept assistance, boy… did you all show up. This morning when we closed the fundraiser, more than 150 of you had given generously.

In the last few weeks, we’ve collectively raised $6,800 for Jeanne, bringing the total raised by our fundraisers for golden age adult stars to over $25,000!

Jeanne sent us this message to thank all of you who have provided help:

“To be honest I’m totally gobsmacked at how much love and support I’ve received from so many people… no, not people… friends!

I’ve always found myself the caregiver so asking for help (and admitting I needed it) was a huge step for me.

I’m truly blessed and humbled to be lifted up. I can never thank you all enough for being present in my life.

Thank you all so very much!

With lots of love and tons of Hugs,
Jeanne Silver”

The Rialto Report / Tgaaf would like to add our thanks to Jeanne’s to all of you who so generously donated (including those that wish to remain anonymous).

Those who donated $40 or more will receive a signed photo from Jeanne.

Thank you.  You are fine, fine people.

Adam Johnson
Albert Lopez
Andrew Ysiano
Annie Sprinkle
Anthony Nicoletti
April Hall
Ashley West
Balaam Camp
Brian Huey
Carl Kravats Photography
Cathryn Ellen
Cathy Brown
Charles McAvoy
Charles Paulett
Cheryl Allen
Chris Hutcheson
Christopher Masterman
Cinema Sewer movie magazine
Damin Toell
Daniel Cohn
Darrell Clingman
David Munn
David Tuszynski
David Wahl
David Zuzelo
Donald Neibling
Donavan Moye
Earl Kessler
Edward Steck
Edward Zimmerman
Eric Cline
Ermanno Biot
Ernest Zavala
Ernie Smith
Evan Kiel
Felix Gagnon
Frank Fernandez
Fred Conti
Gary Costigan
Gary Mollica
George Barry, Books
George Domkamp
George Pacheco
Glen Ratcliff
Glenn Basden
Heather Drain
Howard Gordon
Hudson Horror Show
Jacob Fleming
Jacob Sherman
James Sharp
Jami Olminsky
Jamie Gump
Jason Coffman
Jason Keeth
Jason Lawson
Jens Boeckel
Jeremie Monette
Jeremy Halperin
Jeremy Richey
Jerome Dennis
Jerry Schneiderman
Jill Nelson
Joan Spett
Joey Silvera
John, Ellen and Greg Baty
John Coxe
John Decker
John Hachem
John Kostka
John Magner
Jose Verschaffel
Joseph Edmonds
Justin Pardy
Karim Hussain
Karl Hammond
Kenneth Schaefer
Kevin Stover
Krista Long
Lainie Speiser
Léon-Paul De Bruyn
Les Baird
Lewis Thompson
Lori Stacy
Lucas Balbo
Lynsey G.
M a Roper
Mark Greenwell
Mark Kernes
Mark Murray
Mark Stillman
Martin Brooks
Martin Smith
Matias Rozenberg
Matthew Harding
Michael Frost
Michael Greenwood
MollyWalsh Video Productions
Nicholas Durham
Nick Parrett
Old Time Movies DVD
Panagiotis Kipouros
Patrick Fogerty
Paul Fishbein
Paul Osborne
Paul Parenteau
Peter Goossens
Peter Pasquale
Philip Holthaus
Raven’s Eden
Richard Johnson
Richmond Johnston
Robert Dyer
Robert Rosendahl
Robert Schipano
Robert Stoesen
Robert Vickers
Robyn Hale
Rodney Kelley
Ronney Podskalan
Ryan Koetstra
Ryan Reading
Scott Morford
Shad Daly
Shane Brown
Shawn Porter
Sid Mitzlaff
Spectacular Optical
Steffani Martin
Stephen Walsh
Steven Beale
Steven Python
Sue Nero
Ted Hatsushi
Terry Fenwick
The Computer Guy
Tigermaxx, Inc
Timothy Crawford
Tracy Johnson
Will Sloan

Sunday, November 12, 2017


In conjunction with The Rialto Report, the Jeanne Silver fundraiser is live until December 1st

Jeanne Silver is a Rialto Report favorite and her interview with us remains incredibly popular. We looked for Jeanne for almost ten years before we finally found her. When we did connect, we were worried about her reaction, especially as we’d heard she had a young daughter she was trying to protect. But we found Jeanne to be one of the warmest, kindest and most open people we’ve ever met. Not only did she agree to share her story with us, but we’ve been lucky enough to become friends with Jeanne. Her daughter Irene even modeled our Rialto Report t-shirts that were available for a limited time.

Jeanne has struggled financially for a time. We previously suggested a fundraiser, but she is fiercely independent and shies from help (even though she’s the first to give it). But recent circumstances have just become too much. Jeanne requires major dental work and faces spinal surgery in the coming months, all without sufficient health insurance. She’s in significant pain but refuses to take drugs even though she feels she may be on the cusp of depression.

In addition to her health issues, Jeanne’s car is no longer operational. Because she lives in a location without adequate public transportation, this means Jeanne is struggling to work. And did we mention what that work is? Jeanne has dedicated her later life to assisting the elderly, helping them with tasks like shopping and doctors’ appointments and house cleaning. And perhaps just as important, Jeanne spends time in conversation with those she helps and listens to their stories – offering them companionship many no longer get. This work includes helping her own mother who Jeanne supplies with groceries from the limited money she earns.

To top this all off, Jeanne is being evicted from her home right as the holidays roll around. With little time and few resources, Jeanne needs to find a new place to live for herself and the adopted pets she cares for and loves dearly.

So, we finally convinced Jeanne to let us and her generous fans help her. When we pushed the topic, Jeanne answered “I hate asking but I’m in a pit and can’t dig myself out on my own this time. I want to be that happy person that I know is buried under this mess. I miss me.”

Please show Jeanne how much she is loved and appreciated. As you know we do not accept advertising on The Rialto Report and never charge for the original content we offer every week. We’ve had many people ask us how they can thank us for the work we do – these fundraisers are the answer. In conjunction with the Golden Age Appreciation Fund, we’ve raised almost $20,000 for people like Sharon Mitchel, Kay Parker, Tom Byron and George Payne – all because of your generosity.

No amount is too small – but as an extra incentive, every donation $40 and above will receive a personalized signed photo from Jeanne. And the donor who gives the most by the end of the fundraiser will receive a signed prosthetic leg previously worn by Jeanne. It’s hard to imagine a better conversation piece in your home!

This fundraiser will remain open until Friday December 1st but please don’t wait. Show your appreciation for Jeanne right now using the Donate link below.

And thank you as always for your generosity. We are so grateful for your willingness to help.

THIS FUNDRAISER IS NOW CLOSED. Thank you to all who helped!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


 Tom Byron Fundraiser: <br />A Thank You
Thanks to you we raised a total of $5,800 for Tom. (This brings the total raised by our fundraisers for golden age adult stars to over $18,000).

Tom sent us this message to thank you:

I want to express my gratitude to everyone who contributed to the greatest cause in human history – ME!

Seriously, thanks to all who donated, however big or small the gift. It’s nice to realize that there are people who appreciate us old fucks! To know my work over the past 30+ years has made an impact on many people’s sexual upbringing makes me very happy.

It’s been a great ride, thanks again for making the road that much smoother!

Yours in smut,
Tom Byron.

Many, many thanks to all of the people listed below who donated (plus several very generous anonymous folk too) – we are overwhelmed by your generosity:

Adam Johnson
April Hall
Ashley West
Bruce Gunther
Cathy Brown
Craig Halliburton
Daniel Brown
David Bertolino
David Munn
Donald Lee
Flatiron Tech
Frank Fernandez
Graham Conen
Greg Greenland
Hans Leibold
Howard Gordon
Howard T. Palmer
Jens Boeckel
Linda Miller
Marcius Strawhorn
Mark Kernes
Martin Smith
Marvin Pittman
Nick Parrett
Peter Baxter
Richard Aldrich
Richard Rundel
Robert MacDonald
Shane Brown
Terry Fenwick
The Computer Guy
Thomas Russo
Tigermaxx, Inc
Timothy Crawford

Sunday, April 16, 2017


Thank you to everyone who supported this fundraiser in any way. The results will be posted shortly.

Sunday, March 19, 2017


Tom Byron: A Fundraiser

Tom Byron: A Fundraiser

The Golden Age Appreciation Fund is once again teaming up with The Rialto Report. This time in efforts to help veteran performer and director Tom Byron! 

Info from The Rialto Report page: 

Last week we released our podcast interview with Tom Byron, and since then have received feedback from so many of you.

We knew there was a lot of affection for Tom, but we’ve been overwhelmed by the response the interview elicited. Many of you sent us emails describing how you felt you’ve grown up with Tom since the early 1980s. You’ve followed his career over the years – seeing him change from an awkward teenager to a mullet-haired rocker and ultimately a veteran of the industry. It’s been like watching a favorite soap star evolve over time.

A number of you also asked if there was anything that could be done to help Tom today. For those who haven’t heard the podcast, (spoiler alert…) Tom is now driving for Uber but has had to rent a vehicle as he hasn’t been able to afford a down payment to buy a car. He’s working long hours on the road to save up, but it’s a very slow process.

As a result of your messages, we’re taking a pause on new Rialto Report content this week to instead launch a fundraiser to raise money for Tom’s car down payment.

Long time fans of The Rialto Report will know that we are joint founders of the The Golden Age Appreciation Fund that has raised over $12,000 to date for industry figures like Sharon Mitchell, Kay Parker, Eric Edwards, and George Payne.

We have a policy at The Rialto Report of not accepting any advertising or free merchandise because we want you to enjoy our site free of any commercial interference. If you’ve enjoyed any of our recent articles, photos, or podcasts and are able – and we absolutely understand that not everyone might be – we hope you’ll consider making a donation to Tom using the link below. No amount is too small. 

100% of the money raised will go directly to Tom.

Needless to say, Tom is very grateful for this initiative and wishes to convey his appreciation to everyone who has written to us and him since the podcast.

The fundraiser will be active until Easter weekend – Friday 14th April, 2017.

Thank you for your support. Seriously. We don’t take it for granted.

THIS FUNDRAISER IS NOW CLOSED! Thank you to everyone who supported!


Tom Byron fundraiser

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