Gabrielle Ray

'Gabrielle Ray said, 'I am always dancing; I love it! When I don't dance, I sing. What else is there to do?'

The Orchid (Misch 4018 / 5)


The Orchid (Rotary 4328 E)

May 30, 2010 Posted by | Actress, Deltiology, Gabrielle Ray, Misch & Co, Social History, The Orchid, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Orchid – Cast – Photograph

Cast;

Minnie Baker, Doris Beresford, Phyllis Blair (Mrs J.E. Vedrenne), Blanche Carlow’  Florence Dudley,  Connie Ediss (1871-1934), Harry Grattan (1867?-1951), George Grossmith Junior (1874-1935), Actor, manager and playwright. Daisy Holly,  Hilda Jacobsen, Kitty Mason (born 1882),  Gertie Millar, Countess of Dudley (1879-1952); wife of 2nd Earl of Dudley. Robert Nainby (1869-1948) Ethel Oliver,  Edmund Payne (1865-1914), Gabrielle Ray  (1883-1973), Madge Rossmore,  Ethel Sydney,  Florence Warde,  Lydia West, Fred Wright Junior (1871-1928) .

Photograph

May 28, 2010 Posted by | Actress, Gabrielle Ray, Photograph, Social History, The Orchid, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Flower Basket (Philco 3305 A)

This card shows Miss Ray looking through a basket of flowers. I’m not sure whether this is from a particular show or one of her many “glamour” shots.

The image reminds me of a passage in “The Gaiety Stage Door, Thirty Years of Reminiscences of the Theatre” by James Jupp, published by Jonathan Cape, Eleven Gower Street, London, 1923, (page 65)

He recalls, “The most beautiful present I ever sae was one sent to Miss Gabrielle Ray. It was a complete grape vine, which had been trained to grow in the shape of a half-hoop, and when it stood inside the hall looked like the handle of a gigantic fruit basket. It stood about ten feet high, and there were twenty bunches of beautiful black grapes suspended from the vine. I was told that it was first started to train in this manner purely as an experiment, and after eight years this was the result. It was certainly a thing of beauty, but an extraordinary one to deposit at the stage-door of a theatre as a gift. It was conveyed in a cart, and took four men to carry it.”

May 27, 2010 Posted by | Actress, Deltiology, Gabrielle Ray, Philco, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Gabrielle Ray (Rotary 11761 F)

May 26, 2010 Posted by | Actress, Deltiology, Gabrielle Ray, Rotary, Snow Scene, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Snow Scene (Rotary 1956 T)

May 26, 2010 Posted by | Actress, Deltiology, Gabrielle Ray, Rotary, Snow Scene, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Lady Madcap (Philco 3414 C)

 

Lady Madcap (Philco 5043 A)

May 24, 2010 Posted by | Actress, Deltiology, Gabrielle Ray, Lady Madcap, Philco, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Gabrielle Ray (Davidson Bros. 2160)

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Gabrielle Ray (Rotary 462 U)

May 21, 2010 Posted by | Actress, Deltiology, Gabrielle Ray, Rotary, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Gabrielle Ray – Photograph – June 1911

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Peggy – Photograph – April 1911

Photograph

May 21, 2010 Posted by | Actress, Gabrielle Ray, Peggy, Photograph, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment