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?'

Trottie True

Trottie True - Caryl Brahms & S. J. Simon - 1946


This is the story of Trottie True, daughter of a toucher-up of tinsel postcards, who started as the Great Little Trottie on the music halls in the days of Dan Leno and Marie Lloyd, and ended up as the Duchess of Wellwater, the famous society beauty with slightly too outspoken tongue.

This fictional account mentions “The Guv’nor” Mr George Edwards, Mr Jupp, the stage door keeper of the old and new Gaiety Theatre and several of the Gaiety Girls including Miss Gabrielle Ray. Interestingly most references were removed in the DVD version staring Jean Kent as Trottie True.

C. Brahms & S. J. Simon, (1946) “Trottie True,” Michael Joseph Ltd; London.

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