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?'

Daly’s Theatre – The Stage – 1934

February 9, 2012 Posted by | Actress, Daly's Theatre, Gabrielle Ray, Social History, The Merry Widow, The Stage, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bubbles – The Advertiser – 1913

  Miss Gabrielle Ray has probably been photographed more times than any woman in the world.

  In the back blocks of Australia, the frozen solitudes of Canada, the malarial swamps of equatorial Africa, the baked plains and snow capped hills of India, the picture of Gabrielle Ray has looked down on mixed humanity in bewitching, roguish, regretful, but always alluring poses.

  “The most successful picture we printed of Miss Ray” said the Rotary Photographic Company “was the one she posed for after the famous picture “Bubbles,” by Millais.

  “But all her photographs sold well. Her type of beauty was exceptionally suited to photographic art. She has that wonderful gift of expression which makes all the difference to the photographer. In all her pictures there is something which suggests life.

  “A woman may be beautiful, but expressionless, the face stares out of the photograph, giving merely an outline of beauty; but in all Miss Ray’s pictures you see more than this. Perhaps the highest compliment one could pay her would be to use the hackneyed phrase “a speaking likeness.”

Bubbles (Rotary 4405 C)

February 9, 2012 Posted by | Actress, Bubbles, Gabrielle Ray, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 1 Comment