Sunday, December 6, 2015


We recently heard that one of our all-time favorites, Golden Age actress Miss Sharon Mitchell, has recently been going through a very tough time.

Since the end of her AIM organization a few years ago, she moved into a rural area in the country outside of Los Angeles where she has struggled to find work.

After several years of looking, Mitch finally found work with a nearby AIDS advisory service this summer, but shortly after she started work there she crashed her motorbike. She was badly hurt in the accident – and the bike was almost a complete write-off. 

Making matters worse, she needed the bike to commute to her job, and Sharon has not been able to afford the cost of the repairs so the bike remains with the repair shop.

Without the bike, Mitch will not be able to stay in work – and she badly needs the income to survive.

We’d like to help get Mitch back on her feet, and appeal to everyone this holiday season to assist us achieve this goal.

Please give generously and together we can make a difference.

In the spirit of giving TGAAF would like to give back to
 those who donate as a token of our appreciation.

Donations of $30 or more will receive a vintage adult magazine and a copy of Cinema Sewer (while supplies last).

Donations of $50 or more will receive the vintage magazine and a classic adult movie DVD (while supplies last). 

Donations of $60 or more will receive the vintage magazine and 2 classic adult movie DVDs (while supplies last). 

Please note that these items are selected at random and are being paid for and provided by TGAAF and that all monies collected will go directly to Sharon Mitchell. Due to the high costs of international shipping these incentives are unfortunately only available to ship within North America.
This fundraiser runs from December 6, 2015 to January 1, 2016. Let's help start Sharon's new year off on a very positive note. We will announce the grand total and the names of the generous donors when the fundraiser is complete. If you wish to remain anonymous please let us know. 

To learn more about Sharon Mitchell from the woman herself listen to the excellent podcast at THE RIALTO REPORT.

Sharon Mitchell on

THIS FUNDRAISER IS NOW CLOSED. Thank you so much to all who supported!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015


Kay Parker is auctioning off her own signed one of a kind film scripts for the films PRIVATE TEACHER and SEX PLAY! There are incredible items that fans of the Golden Age of Adult Films should really enjoy and cherish!

You can see the auctions at these links: PRIVATE TEACHER (SOLD) / SEX PLAY

Monday, October 19, 2015


We set a goal of $1000 and we were able to meet that goal! Thank you so much to those who donated:

Ashley West
Cheryl Allen
Ermanno Biot
Georg Domkamp
Patrick Palmer
Heather Drain
Jeanne Silver
Jimmy Simard
Lori S.  
Lou Rusconi
Lucas J. Gutman
Martin Smith
Mark and Miranda Murray
Robin Bougie
Sebastian steinberg
Shane Brown
Steffani Martin
Thomas Kemp
Thomas Russo
Timothy Crawford
Tony Cooper
Troy R Howarth

Annette Heinz had this to say to all those who supported this fundraiser:

"I want to thank all donors that have helped me. I was robbed and left with bed bugs by a roommate. These monies will enable me to fix my toilet, subfloor, and eradicate the demonic bugs. It will keep me warm. My taxes will be paid. Y'all saved my home! Thank you from my innermost core. You are well loved."

Our next fundraiser will come in a few months. Once again a huge thanks to everyone who supported in any way.

Sunday, September 27, 2015


Newport Kentucky resident Annette Heinz was born on April 25, 1953 in Cincinnati, Ohio. She dropped out of high school in the 11th grade to attend Cosmetology School, and while Heinz was waiting on her license to arrive she saw an ad placed in the Sunday Cincinnati Enquirer by a local 28 year old entrepreneur named Larry Flynt. He was looking for go-go dancers for a new venue called the Hustler Club. Her life changed that day. She was just sixteen years old.

As she grew up and became a headliner in the boom-chicka-boom world of Burlesque, she drove all over the country, entertaining sold out packed houses and eventually landing in New York, where she met the king of porn cinema, Gerard Damiano. Gerry cast her in 1982's Consenting Adults, and from there she began getting attention from other legendary adult filmmakers. 

Settling down in the big apple, Annette then spent much of the 1980s appearing in various XXX features during the tail-end of the shot-on-film era, and was there as shot-on-video began to take a stranglehold on the medium. Miss Heinz and her filmography are ripe for rediscovery today, especially being as she is one of the kindest and most gentle souls we've had the good fortune to know.

Recently Annette has fallen on some hard times. To help supplement her small fixed income she attempted to take on a tenant who helped himself to her valuables (which she was to sell to help pay her bills) and left her home with a severe pest issue. Her 100 + year old home also has some structural damage that is in desperate need of repair.

The Golden Age Appreciation Fund is hoping to raise at least $1000 to help Annette get back on her feet and every donation of any amount is tremendously appreciated.

In the spirit of giving TGAAF would like to give back to those who donate as a token of our appreciation.

For any donation of $50 or more you will be sent a vintage adult magazine and a copy of Cinema Sewer (while supplies last).

Donations of $75 or more you will also receive a classic adult movie DVD (while supplies last).

Please note that these items are selected at random and are being paid for and provided by TGAAF and that all monies collected will go directly to Annette Heinz. Due to the high costs of international shipping these incentives are unfortunately only available to ship within North America.  

The fundraiser ends Sunday October 18, 2015. We will announce the grand total and the names of the generous donors when the fundraiser is complete. If you wish to remain anonymous please let us know.

Annette's filmography on IAFD.COM

This fundraiser has now closed. Thank you to those who supported!

Sunday, July 19, 2015


Thank you so much to everyone who supported our fundraising efforts. We were able to raise $1087 for George Payne and his wife Diane. We hope to have some updates in the future on their status but it's no doubt this will be a tremendous help for them in their current situation.

Our appreciation is deep for the following donors:

Ashley West
Björn Lammerding
Cathy Brown
David Beynon
David Munn
Deborah Marcus
Eric Cline
Frank E. Fernandez
Georg Domkamp
Jason Stout
Jeanne Silver
Jeffrey Schwarz
Jimmy Simard
Judith Beeman
Laura Marks
Lori Stacy
Mark and Miranda Murray
Michael Davey
michael j dattorre
Robin Bougie
Sarahjane Blum
Shane Brown
Steffani Martin
Thomas Russo

Thank you so much!

Our next fundraiser will be at the end of the year.

Sunday, July 12, 2015


From all of us here at THE GOLDEN AGE APPRECIATION FUND, we want to thank you for your generosity and support. We head into the final week of our current fundraiser for George Payne and his wife Diane and the end date will be extended slightly so you have until the evening of Sunday July 19th to get your donations in.

To show our appreciation to you donors we would like to give back to you!

For any donation over between $50 - $74: We will send you a free vintage adult magazine!

For any donation over $75: We will send you a free vintage adult DVD!

This is our way of thanking you for your support of TGAAF! Please note that every penny of your donations will go to George and Diane. We are covering the expenses of these gifts to you while supplies last. Also, anyone who has already donated at the above thresholds need not worry as you will receive your gifts!

Thank you!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

George Payne Fundraiser

George Payne is one of the most recognizable stars of the golden age of adult film in New York. 

After making his debut in Jerry Douglas' seminal gay porn film 'The Back Row' (1973), George became a regular on porn sets for the next 20 years. He appeared in some of the genre's most famous movies - including 'The Tale of Tiffany Lust', 'Tigresses and Other Man-eaters', 'American Desire', 'Public Affairs' and 'Puss n Boots' - working with all the best directors along the way.  

He's perhaps best remembered for his intense and manic portrayals of psychopaths in a series of roughies including 'The Story of Prunella' and 'Oriental Techniques in Pain and Pleasure'.

George met his wife Diane over 30 years ago when Diane was a mainstream film industry casting agent. They were married shortly afterwards and lived an apartment in Queens. Both worked hard, were reliable, and were well-liked in the industry. 
Ashley West met George in 2005 when he was working as a cleaner at a gym in Queens. Retired from films, George was exercising there every day and keen to develop a fitness video for senior citizens.
Despite his on-screen 'crazy' persona, George is one of the most gentle people you could hope to meet. He's thoughtful, polite and considerate - he never forgets anyone's birthday - and prefers to enquire about your well-being rather than talk about himself.  

In late 2014, George and Diane were evicted after being unable to afford their rent and moved into a shelter. It was a unpleasant experience which became even more difficult when Diane underwent surgery for breast cancer. Diane required additional procedures at the beginning of 2015 and with the struggles to pay for Diane's medication they moved down to Florida seeking a lower cost of living.

Staying with friends before moving to temporary housing, life has remained tough as George stopped working to spend his time with Diane as they struggle to pay for her regular medication. The two are seeking more permanent accommodations and are keen to move back to New York but with their limited funds the options seems slim. 

The Golden Age Appreciation Fund believes that George Payne, a legend of American Adult films who is too proud to ask for help himself, is more than worthy of being our direct focus of our current fundraising efforts to help he and his wife Diane get back on their feet. Our goal is to raise enough money for a deposit, so that the couple can sign a proper lease and secure their immediate future.

For more information on the career of George Payne, we recommend this Rialto Report podcast.

This fundraiser is active through July 19, 2015 and is now closed. Thank you to all those that supported.
George Payne interview from 1983

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Thanks for the continued support!

We appreciate your continued support by joining our facebook page and signing up for the emailing list. More news coming soon!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Kay Parker fundraiser update!

Kay Parker has found herself a place to call home thanks to the wonderful generosity of all the donors. Here's some words from Kay:

February 24th, 2015

Dear friends,
It’s been exactly a month since I moved into my beautiful new home.

It’s a little piece of paradise just a short distance from Burbank and yet it feels like country.  I hear horses, sheep, goats, peacocks, cats and dogs plus so many different bird species. Around here, I mused to myself the other day, people walk their dogs but also their horses, and stop for chats with neighbors along the way.

What it took to get me here: 

An old friend and mentor (who is no longer with us) used to say to me “to whom much is given, much is expected” – an adage many of us may have heard before, but when he said it to me, his eyes would bore into my third eye and I knew there was a deep message there for me to realize.  I am reminded of this every day and I’m grateful for the (not so subtle) reminders of what it did in fact take to get me here.  Life lessons and what we must learn to fulfill our soul’s agreements – this is what our experiences are all about. And for me, because I am a teacher and mentor, I really have to “get it” in order to help others.

So here are a few of the things I can share from my challenges, some of them may be familiar to you: Stop judging, yourself and others! Be kind, generous and compassionate towards yourself and others. Receive and give equally and unconditionally. Everything happens in the right time. Be willing to do whatever it takes to unify – on the inside – and to heal your wounds and areas where you may have disconnected.  (By the way, I can help you with this – it’s what I do and, if I may say so, I am expert at it!)  You are magnificent and powerful!

Please know how grateful I am for your support . I give thanks every day for the amazing grace I received from you. Thank you so very much again and again for your generosity. I so hope your lives are full of love.

Much love to each of you.


And here are a couple pictures of Kay's lovely view:

 Once again... the Golden Age Appreciation Fund wants to thank all those who helped with this fundraiser for Kay. Your love and generosity has been amazing!

Thursday, January 22, 2015


Kay Parker has been diligently seeking a new place to live thanks to your generosity. Although she hasn't found her new home yet, she is optimistic and continues her search. We hope to have good news from her soon.

Currently we plan to do 2-3 fundraisers a year so we can maximize the needs of each fundraising effort and to not over saturate the need for donations. At this time we are evaluating our options for the next effort coming in a few months. Until then please be sure to sign up for our emailing list on the right and be sure to join our facebook page as well.

Once again, thank you for your support!


Saturday, January 10, 2015

The Results of the Kay Parker Fundraiser!

What a truly amazing success this fundraiser has been thanks to all the generous fans, friends and colleagues of Kay Parker. 87 donors from around the world showed their compassion and support and others who were unable to give monetarily helped spread the word. None of this would have happened without each and every one of you. The end result far exceeded our expectations here at TGAAF and we are so very proud to reveal the grand total raised within 3 weeks:


Kay sends this special message to everyone:

A Huge Thank You!

 To all my dear friends who contributed to this amazing gift, I thank you most sincerely! I am deeply moved by the support and compassion I feel. Many people have experienced hardship of late so I know I’m not alone. I’ve used this time to really acknowledge some very old and suppressed emotions and “heartbreak” and I urge everyone to do likewise. It’s so important to our health to do so. I am humbled and so very grateful, thank you again.

Blessings and love and a very happy new year,


(Kay hopes to be able to provide us with a video "thank you" shortly as well)

A.C. Ryan
Annie Sprinkle
Armando Medina
Ashley West
Benny Ellis, Jr
Björn Lammerding
Brad Thornton
Brian Christgau
Brian Gariepy
Cassandra Gillespie
Cathy Brown
Chris Samuel
Christopher Charles
Christopher Hauk
Christopher Lepsch
Computer Guy
David Peller
David Sapp
David Van Thuyne
Donald Saltus
Ermanno Biot
Ernie Dossin
Flatiron Tech
Frank E. Fernandez
Franklin Dotoli
Georg Domkamp
Gerhard Magnus
Greg Thompson
Hank Festa
Howard Gordon
Hugh Bonar
Jack Martin
Jan Rune Bruun
Jason Bassford
Jason Keeth
Jason Reimer
Jeanne Silver
Jemal Wilson
Jeremy Richey
Jill Nelson
Jimmy Simard
John Bishop
John Caliri
John Teasley
John Woodward
Jon Markman
Jose Verschaffel
Keith Gamble
Kenneth Schaefer
Kurt Brown
Laura Sorrick
Leonard Glow
Liberty Hoover

Lori Stacy
Marc S Glasser
Mark and Miranda Murray
Mark Heuck
Martin Brooks
Matthias Vetter
Mitch Hampton
Morten Brohammer
Patrick Gascoyne
Peter Certo
Pieter Boven
Ray Santana
Rob St. Mary
Robert Stoesen
Robin Bougie
Robin Leonardi
Roman Bryant Matthews
Ron Yamauchi
Ruben G Toyos
Russell Brown
Schann Johnson
Sean Brady
Shane Brown
Simon Ridley
Steffani Martin
Stephen Cox
Steve Elmer
Steven Morrell
Thomas Russo
Tom Greco
Will Sloan


With this initial fundraiser being a major success TGAAF is regrouping to see how we can continue to move forward. More news will be revealed soon. Once again, thank you so much for your support!

- Mark, Ashley and Jill (TGAAF)