Los Angeles, California – The Golden Age Appreciation Fund, a non-profit initiative established in 2014 to help raise funds for those formerly associated with the golden age adult film industry, launches its campaign with an appeal for golden era erotic film goddess, Kay Parker.

Kay Parker, one of the true legends of adult cinema, began her film career in 1977 and appeared in several feature films over the next decade. Today Kay is one of the industry’s most recognizable and best-loved figures. Since her retirement, Kay has dedicated herself to the welfare of others, working as a freelance New Age metaphysical counselor and writing a book about her spiritual experiences.

Kay turned 70 in 2014, and in recent times, has unfortunately experienced severe financial difficulties which have forced her out of her home. Relying on the kindness of friends for a place to stay, Parker is struggling to collect enough money for a down payment to cover the first and last month’s rent, plus a security deposit for a place of her own.

This stressful situation is taking a toll on her personal well-being, as Kay herself admits: “I’m so frustrated and saddened after everything I have done in my life; this is not where I’d expected to be at this stage.”

From her beginnings in wartime Birmingham in England, Kay Parker was introduced to the adult film industry in the mid 1970s by playing small non-sexual roles. Director Anthony Spinelli talked her into doing her first sex scene in the 1977 film Sex World, and Kay was soon one of the leading lights of the industry. Parker is perhaps best remembered for her role in the original feature film Taboo, where she plays the mother, and is partnered with Mike Ranger co-starring as her son Paul Scott in one of the golden age’s most memorable and provocative scenes.

Apart from her film work, Kay also became a prominent spokesperson for the business – appearing on television, college campuses, and in magazines, passionately defending the rights of the filmmakers and the performers. She is remembered with great fondness and respect by all who worked with her, including such luminaries as Seka, Eric Edwards, and Richard Pacheco.

Recently, Kay was featured in the book ‘Golden Goddesses’ by Jill C. Nelson (Bear Manor Media), and interviewed for The Rialto Report podcast (www.TheRialtoReport.com) – where both her appearances received much positive attention proving that she is still remembered and loved by her many fans.

The Golden Age Appreciation Fund would like to kick things off by highlighting Kay’s need, and additionally make it easy for anyone wishing to make a donation to help Kay get back into a place of her own.

Although TGAAF fundraising efforts are continuous, this fund drive will remain open over the entire holiday season and will run until Friday January 9, 2015. All donations are welcome; no amount is too small. Donors are encouraged to leave a message for Kay along with the donation. All monies collected will be passed directly to her.

To donate, visit the following link: http://www.tgaaf.org

The Golden Age Appreciation Fund (TGAAF) was set up by Mark Jason Murray (veteran researcher and writer about cult/genre cinema), Jill Nelson, and Ashley West. For further information, please contact: www.tgaaf.org / tgaafund@gmail.com