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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.

Making Good Progress!

Posted by Tripod Media (Creator)

Hello to our 'Good Ol' Freda' Backers,

We wanted to give you a quick update about how the documentary is progressing.  We just finished sending out the last of our Phase 1 Kickstarter rewards so you should have your initial rewards by now.  If you haven't received your reward package, please email us on 

Our goal is to complete the film by early 2013 so Phase 2 of the rewards, over 650 copies of the DVD, should be shipped to you in Spring 2013.

Once again we'd like to express our gratitude to all of you for your donations.   We'd also like to thank the authors and artists who gave their artwork and books so generously as Kickstarter rewards:  Larry Kane, Eric Cash, Judith Kristen, David Bedford, Kevin Roach, Jude Southerland Kessler, Pete Dicks, and even Freda Kelly herself who donated photographs and an original Beatles poster from her own collection. 

We are very pleased with our progress on the film and editing is going well.  Our crew heads back to Liverpool in May to finish filming and interviews for 'Good Ol' Freda.'  We've been in touch with many people from that era who have agreed to be interviewed.  We'll also be meeting with our researchers with the goal of licensing Beatles songs, historical documents and stock footage for the documentary.

Thank you so much for your continued support.   With 'a little help from our friends,' the dream of 'Good Ol' Freda' is coming true! 

Kathy McCabe, Producer

'Good Ol' Freda'


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      pete dicks on

      I'd like to be a bystander of the filming and interview in May if possible?