Last week, The Rialto Report presented an podcast about the actress, model and stripper, Pat Barrington. It was a wild tale of sexploitation films, a serial killer, go-go dancing, sexual assault, Hollywood, nude modeling, Sam Fuller, Lenny Bruce, Robert Mitchum, and much more. We spoke about how publsihed the story several years ago but withdrew it – amidst threats of violence, involving an aging mobster and a boyfriend who were both unhappy that Pat’s story had finally been told.
Due to the unprecedented interest we have received in her life, we’re pleased to present previously unpublished photos and documents from her records.
As part of this collection, we are also making her full Hollywood address book available – it reads like a who’s who of the sexploitation film business. Names like William Rotsler, Russ Meyer, Jack Palance, Sam Fuller, Roger Corman, Spence Crilly, Harry Novak, Ted Paramore,and many other notables feature.
You can listen to the Pat Barrington podcast here. Thanks to everyone who wrote to us to comment or thank us for publishing this story.
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Pat Barrington: Beginnings (1939-1952)
Pat Barrington’s birth certificate
Pat’s parents’ wedding certificate
Pat’s girl scout badge
Young Adult (1957-1961)
Marriage to Melvin Rees
Husband Melvin Rees
Pat and Melvin
Pat finally testifies in Melvin’s defense – an act that drives her to a nervous breakdown
Move to Hollywood (1962-1965)
Pat sets off to the west coast to put her marriage to a killer behind her
Film Star (1965-1969)
Hollywood Address Book
Pat’s address book in the 1960s reads like a who’s who of the sexploitation film business. Names like William Rotsler, Russ Meyer, Jack Palance, Sam Fuller, Roger Corman, Spence Crilly, Harry Novak, Ted Paramore,and many other notables feature.
(Click on picture below to view full address book.)
Back to the East Coast (1970-1984)
Fort Lauderdale (1984-2014)