Ms Cantarini with Frosty at the Thunderbird Casino in Las Vegas
Martha Crawford Cantarini, former MGM stuntwoman and good friend of Robert Taylor, has written a second book. Her first book was Fall Girl, an account of her film work. Ms. Cantarini, now 86, has written the story of Frosty, a true story of a stunted foal’s rise to fame. She adopted the colt Frosty and turned a weak, stunted little horse into a remarkably talented and beautiful animal with his own showbiz career. You can order the book online chapter by chapter for $1 each. The chapters are:
1. A Horse Against Time
2. A New Challenge for a Hollywood Stunt Girl
3. Two Jewels in the Desert
4. Elvis and Love Me Tender
5. Exercise Kinesiology
6. Our Mutual Body Language
7. Las Vegas and Frosty’s Own TV Program
8. Frosty Rolls the Dice at the Thunderbird Hotel in Las Vegas
The illustrations are by Bonnie Shields.
I highly recommend this book for anyone who loves horses, animals generally, showbiz or just good stories.
Click this link to order: http://frosty.secondrunning.com/
Ms. Cantarini with Robert Taylor’s horse Tommy. You can see both of them in “The Law and Jake Wade,” 1958.
Please note: I have no financial interest whatsoever in this book. I admire Ms. Cantarini and love the book and am happy to recommend it.
I became a Robert Taylor fan at the age of 15 when his TV show, "The Detectives" premiered. My mother wanted to watch it because she remembered Mr. Taylor from the thirties. I took one look and that was it. I spent the rest of my high school career watching Robert Taylor movies on late night TV, buying photos of him, making scrapbooks and being a typical teenager. College, marriage and career intervened. I remember being sad when Mr. Taylor died. I mailed two huge scrapbooks to Ursula Thiess. I hope she got them. Time passed, retirement, moving to Florida. Then in 2012 my husband Fred pointed that there were two Robert Taylor movies that evening on Turner Classic Movies--"Ivanhoe" and "Quentin Durward." I watched both and it happened all over again. I started this blog both for fans and for people who didn't know about Robert Taylor. As the blog passes 200,000 views I'm delighted that so many people have come by and hope it will help preserve the legacy of this fine actor and equally good man.
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