Eric Edwards: A Fundraiser
Podcast 22 reprise

Eric Edwards: A Fundraiser <br />Podcast 22 reprise
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Eric Edwards is a true trailblazer of the adult film industry.

He started his adult career in the 1960s and stayed in the business for four decades. He starred in silent loops and narrative features. He moved between acting and directing, softcore and hardcore, and the east and west coast industries.

Since retiring from the business, things haven’t been easy for Eric. He lost his home and has struggled with cancer. But he’s doing better now and living in a modest apartment an hour outside of Los Angeles. Until recently he has shared this home with one of his sons with whom he has split the living expenses.

We recently learned from Eric that his son has to move out and as a result Eric is grappling to make ends meet. He fears losing his apartment and having to live in his tent as he has done in the past when times have been tough.

Eric is arranging to bring in a roommate to help share costs but until that happens, he needs some help so he can keep his home.

This month through the Golden Age Appreciation Fund we are raising money for Eric, and are reprising our 2013 interview with him. We are also pleased to present below a selection of rare photos from Eric’s personal collection.

Please consider donating whatever you can to Eric through the Golden Age Appreciation Fund. The fundraiser will be active until Friday June 24th, 2016 and 100% of the money raised will go directly to Eric.

For every $25 donated we will send you a golden age adult film DVD and an issue of Cinema Sewer magazine (while supplies last).

And the first donation of $150 will receive a limited edition ‘Tit Print’ courtesy of Annie Sprinkle. This comes from the final batch of prints made by Annie and is a true rare collector’s item. Endless thanks to Annie for her generosity to supply us with this work of art for this cause.

Note: due to high international shipping prices, we can only mail the thank you gifts above within the United States.

 

This episode running time is 92 minutes.

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15 Comments

  1. Marcella · May 29, 2016 Reply

    No one is more worthy than Eric Edwards. Well done to The Rialto Report for stepping in to help him in this way. He is a true American film legend.

  2. JK · May 29, 2016 Reply

    I’ve donated – let’s let Eric know how much this gentle giant is appreciated.

    This podcast is one of the most moving I’ve ever heard. Good work Laura / Ash!

  3. Carter Stevens · May 29, 2016 Reply

    Rob Everett (aka Eric Edwards) is with out doubt the nicest, sweetest, kindly, most likeable actor ever to work in the Adult industry. I love Rob like a brother and BEG everyone who reads this to contribute to the Golden Age Appreciation Fund on his behalf. You will never find anyone more deserving.

  4. Steve · May 29, 2016 Reply

    I met Rob a few years ago, just after his last bout with cancer. Since then I’ve been honored to be one of his friends.
    I just want to say that all the good comments about him are true. He really is one of the nicest, kindest, and intelligent people you’ll ever find. He deserves both your contributions and your prayers. I’m pleased and proud to know him. … 73, Rob.

  5. Jeremy Richey · May 29, 2016 Reply

    I just sent a donation. I wish we could give more. All the best to him and I hope everything works out.

  6. Liam Bunce · May 29, 2016 Reply

    I completely concur. I met Eric a few year ago at a convention and was struck by his gentle demeanor.

    He has shone for 40 years in an industry not always associated with gentlemen.

    I hope that this fundraiser is successful in helping him out. He deserves every happiness.

  7. Scott · May 30, 2016 Reply

    My wife and I are more than happy to contribute. A wonderful actor.

  8. J. Walter Puppybreath · May 31, 2016 Reply

    So wish I could contribute, but all I can do is hope the best for Eric. Hang in there.

  9. Howie Gordon (Richard Pacheco) · June 3, 2016 Reply

    Love the actor, and love the Man!
    In the industry, one of the very best ever.
    Always proud to share a stage with him,
    and feel grateful to call him friend.
    Standing ovation,

    xoxoxo, the ghost of Richard Pacheco

  10. Jason · June 4, 2016 Reply

    I hope my donation is just one of many and that things get better for you real soon

  11. Avatar610 · June 4, 2016 Reply

    I’ve sent my $25. I think Eric should write his memoirs- the publication should raise mucho dinero. Besides, he will be able to name names (especially regarding deceased performers!).

  12. Patrick · June 5, 2016 Reply

    I’m honored to have donated to such a deserving person. Great actor, a genuine heart, and still handsome as hell.

  13. Thomas · June 9, 2016 Reply

    Thank you so much Eric Edwards/Rob Everett for all your fine work in “Abigail Leslie”, “Misty”, “Clamdigger’s Daughter”, “Virgin and the Lover”, etc. etc. The people at William Morris were foolish to let you go.

  14. Jim Stevens · June 21, 2016 Reply

    Made my donation. My pot to piss in sprung a leak months ago, but I couldn’t let this opportunity go by to help one of adult film’s true gentlemen out. One listen to the podcast is evidence of the unique place Eric holds in this world…and the kind of man he is.

    It seems to be an all too common theme that many of the golden age legends have serious financial issues. I hope this and future Golden Age Appreciation fund efforts meet with great success…and I hope I’m in a position to help out, even if it’s only a proverbial drop in the bucket.

  15. Denise LaFrance · July 15, 2016 Reply

    Rob “Eric Edwards” is a compassionate, gentle humanitarian who’s suffered an inordinate amount of bad luck through no circumstances he’s at fault for. More than his share. Now, it’s TIME for some good fortune & compassionate sharing & love to flow HIS way to assist him in his hour of need.
    Won’t you please show this handsome man the love he’s earned through his multi-decades of friendship & STELLAR Adult Entertainment HE’s so generously shared with his Fans over the many decades as “Eric (the stud) Edwards”?
    I LOVE this man deeply. He’s been a loyal friend for over a decade.
    Please assist him to secure his homestead & food on the table.
    His state of physical-health is so that working at this time is not an option. Otherwise I KNOW he would. He simply can’t.
    Donate please.
    Thank you.
    Denise LaFrance the painter,
    Toronto, Canada

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