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?'

Gabrielle Ray – 1907


This signed photograph of Miss Ray was given to Roy Sambourne in 1907.

Roy Sambourne is the subject of, “An Edwardian Bachelor, Roy Sambourne, 1878 – 1946” by Shirley Nicholson; Published by The Victorian Society, 1 Priory Gardens, London.W4 1TT (1999).

The photograph can be found at 18 Stafford Terrace, Kensington and a copy appears in Ms Nicholson’s book, p.25. After contacting Ms Nicholson she kindly sent me some other copies of photographs of  Miss Ray which also appear in the book. I am grateful to Ms Nicholson for her generosity; candid pictures of Miss Ray are rare despite the many postcards and professional pictures published during her popularity as a performer.

Sambourne had an on – off relationship with Miss Ray which is documented in his diaries and forms the basis of Ms Nicholson’s book.

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September 3, 2011 - Posted by | Actress, Gabrielle Ray, Photograph, Roy Sambourne, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , ,

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  1. […] signed picture was given to ”dear Sammy” by Gabrielle Ray, 1907 and can be found at 18 Stafford […]

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