Keli Richards: A Fundraiser

Keli Richards: A Fundraiser

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


To donate, please visit Paypal.com and make your donation to info@therialtoreport.com. All money received between now and October 28th will go to Keli Richards.

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Lyrics to Keli Richards by the Gin Blossoms

She came to L.A. all the way from Boston town
She wound up on the screen where I saw her goin’ down
Now I can’t see you, I can’t see you at all
No I don’t know you, I don’t know you at all
I bought her films, yeah I bought all her magazines
And I watched her every move until I saw her in my dreams
Now I can’t stand it, see you caught from behind
No I don’t know you, girl you gotta be mine
Keli Richards come on…
Now I can’t see you, I can’t see you at all
No I don’t know you, I don’t know you at all
Keli Richards come on…
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  • Posted On: 16th October 2018
  • By: Ashley West
  • Under: Articles · Photos

20 Comments

  1. Joc · October 16, 2018 Reply

    Who is booking her? She’s not listed on world modeling’s site. Good luck and helping her out.

  2. Keli Richards · October 16, 2018 Reply

    You can reach out to Jim South (jimsouth@worldmodeling.com) or you can contact at chris@foxxxmodeling.com. My stills have not been done – they’re being done tomorrow – but they do have current pictures.

  3. Fan of beauty · October 16, 2018 Reply

    Pitched in to help! Never give up! Your life’s story rang quiet familiar to my ears. The story struck deep and reminded me of many friends from the “biz” – a couple no longer around. I miss them dearly and think of them often. You are one of a special breed – your good heart came through the interview. As long as one doesn’t harm another, there is no shame in doing the best you can with what you got. And you had it!!!

    Just a thought…. Ever think about getting into the autograph “biz”??? I am sure there are more than a few people who would ante up some loot for an authentic signed Keli Richards’ 8×10!!! Many of photos found here if printed would make excellent examples. You are so darn cute in those pics!

    Best of luck…there are many rooting for you – survivor!!!

    • April Hall · October 24, 2018 Reply

      Thank you FOB!

    • Keli Richards · November 1, 2018 Reply

      Hi Fan of beauty,

      Thank you for the donation. I appreciate the suggestion and recently had pictures done. I am in the process of printing, copying and signing for distribution. I have gained my strength back but that is because people like yourself held me up. I am finally free to fly.

  4. Jen · October 17, 2018 Reply

    What a heartbreaking story. Absolutely the most touching report ever from the Rialto Report. Keli is so eloquent and Wesley, your questioning of her was so sensitive. I’ll be donating to her fund. Best of Luck, Keli.

    • April Hall · October 24, 2018 Reply

      Thank you so much for your generosity Jen!

    • Keli Richards · November 1, 2018 Reply

      Hi Jen,

      Thank you for your donation. My heart is healing and it hurts for those still suffering. When someone compliments me I tell them to look in the mirror because that same eloquence is in the person looking back or they would not have took the time with me.

      • Richard · November 2, 2018 Reply

        Kelli, get that nursing degree! That is what you have always wanted to do, and you will always have a position!

        As a Professor, I teach my students to find their gifts and passions. You need stability, and I believe nursing would be fantastic for you. You can do it!

  5. Pete from 'Down Under' · October 19, 2018 Reply

    A very personal and moving interview. Thank you for sharing with us Keli and Ashley.
    Like me, I believe there are a lot of fans out there who remember you fondly Keli and do care and wish for you all the happiness and success you strive for.
    A small token then from me in honour of the golden days when your work and beauty drove us all crazy!!! (Just loved it!!).
    My sincere best wishes to you Keli.
    Pete xo

    • April Hall · October 24, 2018 Reply

      Thank you so much Pete!

    • Keli Richards · November 1, 2018 Reply

      Dear Peter from ‘Down Under’

      A little token or no token was plenty. The biggest donation was the time you took to sit there and comment. The well wishes give me the strength to persevere. Thank you for sharing your time.

  6. pudgym · October 22, 2018 Reply

    Keli, contact Ken Kish of Cinema Wasteland. He runs the bestold school‘ movie memorabilia exposition in the U.S.A. in Strongsville, OH. (a south suburb of Cleveland). The next expo is 5 – 7 April 2019. He is already bringing in Ginger Lynn [She has been a prior guest.]. I bet he would be very glad to have you attend. You can sign autographs to artifacts attendees bring in, as well as any you have.
    Needless to scribe, I would enjoy meeting you as well. (I live in Chicago, IL., but I really, really like this expo.)

  7. Isaac · October 23, 2018 Reply

    Had to donate , Hang In there Keli . I’ve been a long time admirer of Rialto Report , stopping by on Sunday evening to a new podcast, I never know what I’m in for ( as most of the subjects were retired before I was even born , 90s vivid girls were part of my coming of age lol ) but getting to know the history and perosnal stories of these stars is a truly a blessing and emotional journey . Hyapatia , Tina Russell , Barbara , and Veronica Hart ‘s are some of my favorites but Keli’s was a real gut punch. As someone who has recently lost my father and fell on hard times for a time I just want Keli to know it’s never too late in life for a do over . Sending some genuinely positive thoughts and a prayer your way Keli , hang in there .

  8. Scott H. · October 24, 2018 Reply

    Just made a donation. All the best to you Keli… you have a lot of people out there that care.

  9. Kari W. · October 27, 2018 Reply

    I love all the interviews on Rialto Report but this one, in particular, touched my heart… I had to donate. Keli, please know there a lot of people pulling for you. Big hug to you.

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