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 (Rapid 1641)

October 29, 2016 Posted by | Actress, Autograph, Deltiology, Gabrielle Ray, Rapid, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gabrielle Ray (Philco 5008 F)

Gabrielle Ray (Philco 5008 F)

October 29, 2016 Posted by | Actress, Deltiology, Gabrielle Ray, Philco, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gabrielle Ray – Illustrated London News – 1909

Illustrated London News - Saturday 13 November 1909Gabrielle Ray – Illustrated London News – Christmas 1909

October 23, 2016 Posted by | Actress, Gabrielle Ray, Social History, The Illustrated London News, The Merry Widow, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Picture Postcard Craze – Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser – 1908

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Picture Postcard Craze

The picture postcard mania, which has reached greater proportions than ever did the postage stamp craze, shows no sign of diminishing. One everywhere meets enthusiasts who boast of collections running into several thousands; and among these collections actresses, of course, figure most prominently. The honour of being the most popular actress in England, from the picture postcard standpoint falls to Miss Gabrielle Ray, now playing in “The Merry Widow,” under Mr George Edwardes’ management. A well known firm of picture postcard makers has issued no fewer than 300 different poses of this actress, and still the cry of the public is for more. Other pictures of Miss Ray are being turned out as fast as she can be got to pose. Phyllis Dare comes second in the number of poses of her that are on the market. About 250 different ones can now be obtained. They mostly go to swell the collections of admirers scattered up and down the country, many of whom may have seen her in the flesh but once in their lives, but who will swear by her for the rest of her stage career. Her elder sister, Miss Zena Dare, runs her closely in picture postcard honours, for that charming young lady looks at you in some 200 different ways from the shop windows. Miss Billie Burke, who is a big favourite with theatrical audiences, is even a greater attraction on the picture postcard. One hundred and twenty five poses of her may be bought, while Miss Pauline Chase boasts about 100 cards. Miss Camille Clifford, who created a sensation by her shape and pose in “The Gibson Girl,” still has 50 varieties on the market, though she married and left the stage a long time ago. Miss Marie George, so popular in Drury Lane pantomimes, is responsible for an addition of 30 to the list; while the joyous manner of Happy Fanny Fields has charmed the picture man into 16 attempts to catch the inimitable humour of her smile.

Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser – Friday 17th April 1908

 

Picture Post Card Monthly – Edwardian Actresses, Picture Postcard Contracts – 2013

October 22, 2016 Posted by | Actress, Biography, Deltiology, Gabrielle Ray, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gabrielle Ray (A & G Taylor 1411)

Gabrielle Ray (A & G Taylor 1411) 1909

October 15, 2016 Posted by | A.G.Taylors - Reality Series, Actress, Deltiology, Gabrielle Ray, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gabrielle Ray (Philco 5032 F)

Gabrielle Ray (Philco 5032 F) 1908

October 15, 2016 Posted by | Actress, Deltiology, Gabrielle Ray, Philco, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Female Stars of Musical Theatre in Edwardian England

I recently bought a copy of “Female Stars of Musical Theatre in Edwardian England” by Christopher Frost, and the link for further information can be found here.

There are 286 actresses covered along with 358 illustrations over 304 pages so I have only just “dipped” into this book, but the actresses I have looked at, Lily Elsie, Gabrielle Ray and Gladys Raymond are well researched and well written with reproductions of postcards showing each actress from the author’s own collection. My only critism is that there isn’t an index which would make cross referencing actresses and easier but that’s just my preference and doesn’t detract from the quality of the book.

October 12, 2016 Posted by | Actress, Gabrielle Ray, Gladys Raymond, Lily Elsie, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Anna Color Challenge”

Anna Color ChallengeThe Merry Widow (Rotary 11700 E)

During a Google search I came across this interesting piece of art by Marianne at Anna gallery at Oscraps!

My thanks to Marianne for the larger copy and agreeing that I could use it here.

October 11, 2016 Posted by | Actress, Deltiology, Gabrielle Ray, Social History, The Merry Widow, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gabrielle Ray (Rotary 4879 W)

October 8, 2016 Posted by | Actress, Deltiology, Gabrielle Ray, Rotary, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lady Madcap (Rotary 475 G)

October 8, 2016 Posted by | Actress, Autograph, Deltiology, Gabrielle Ray, Lady Madcap, Rotary, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment