Fall Girl: my life as a western stunt double

Cantarini, Martha Crawford, and Spicer, Chrystopher J. (2010) Fall Girl: my life as a western stunt double. McFarland & Company, Jefferson, North Carolina.

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Abstract

Throughout the 1940s and 1950s, acclaimed horse trainer and show rider Martha Crawford Cantarini was among the busiest of Hollywood's elite corps of female stunt riders. She was the regular stunt double for such actresses as Eleanor Parker, Anne Baxter and Shirley MacLaine, appearing in films ranging from Elvis Presley's debut feature Love Me Tender to the epic Western The Big Country. Martha also hosted a Las Vegas television program in the 1960s, while her palomino Frosty gained fame as "the gambling horse" after rolling a seven at the Thunderbird Casino craps table.

This fascinating insider's memoir of the American entertainment industry recounts Martha's personal and professional associations with Clark Gable, Ronald Reagan, Jean Simmons, and other Hollywood luminaries.

Item ID: 23585
Item Type: Book (Other)
ISBN: 978-0-7864-4753-4
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2012 05:26
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19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1902 Film, Television and Digital Media > 190201 Cinema Studies @ 40%
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