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"Good Ol' Freda" is the untold story of Freda Kelly, the Beatles' trusted secretary and friend throughout their rise to fame.
660 backers pledged $58,000 to help bring this project to life.

The final numbers and a note from Freda

Posted by Tripod Media (Creator)

Thank you so much to our 660 backers who helped us raise $58,000 , 116% of our initial goal! We're in awe of the support we've received over the last month (but are not surprised considering the solidarity of the Beatles world!) Your generous contributions ensure that we can now make a finished film and preserve Freda's stories forever, creating a document of music and cultural history.

To show her extreme gratitude, Freda wanted to include a note herself in this final update:

Dear Beatle People and Supporters,

I am so thankful for your amazing show of support over the last month. I have been reading your notes and watching the campaign rise, and it's touching to see your devotion to the band that changed all our lives in so many ways. I have been putting off doing something like this for some time now, but the time is finally right and I really hope you enjoy the finished product. My main goal is to present something that is honest and true. In doing that, I hope it entertains you and gives a peek into what it was like to spend a decade with the lads, their families, Brian Epstein, and everyone else in that circle. Newspapers in the 1960's called me "The Luckiest Girl in the World" because of my job, and 50 years later I realize in many ways how that was true. I'm still as big a Beatles fan today as I was in 1961 as a teenager in the Cavern Club. So a final thank you from me to you, and I hope you love the film!

Freda Kelly

The film will undoubtedly cost much more more than $50,000, so please continue to spread the word that donations by check, credit card, or paypal can be made here: Since the Southern Documentary Fund is a non-profit organization, all of these donations will be tax deductible (they will not include Kickstarter rewards.) Email us at if you have any questions.
Soon we'll be getting in touch to get your contact information about where to ship rewards when they are ready. For now, it's nose to the grindstone for the next year to produce a film that repays you in quality for what you've given us in support and contributions. Thank you!

The Good Ol' Freda team

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    1. MissLisa1970 on

      So happy to be a part of getting your story out, Freda! I'm so excited to see the finished product! and yes..YOU ARE THE LUCKIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD! All the best to you and yours, Freda!