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?'

Peggy – The Play Pictorial No 104 – Vol XVII

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The Orchid – Theatre Programme – 26th October 1904

 

I bought this programme of The Orchid from a seller on ebay, the first cover shows the original with paper from the album which it was kept,

after quite a bit of time and a lot of cotton buds the second is the final and much better result.

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Lady Madcap – Theatre Programme – 24th June 1905

 

I bought this programme of Lady Madcap from a seller on ebay, the first cover shows the original with paper from the album which it was kept,

after quite a bit of time and a lot of cotton buds the second is the final and much better result.

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Lord Roberts’s Veterans’ Relief Fund – The Music Hall and Theatre Review – Friday 3rd April 1908

EVERYTHING seems to promise well for the matinee performance at the Alhambra on April 30th in aid of Lord Roberts’s Veterans’ Relief Fund. Quite a number of leading actors and actresses have promised to take part in the programme. Among these are Misses Violet Vanbrugh, Lena Ashwell, Evie Greene, Gertie Millar, Madge Vincent, Meredith Meredro, Jean Aylwin, Gabrielle Ray, Minnie Baker, Constance Collier, who will recite “The Leaguer of Lucknow;” Miss Lily Elsie and Mr. Joseph Coyne in the waltz duet from “The Merry Widow ;”  Miss Olive May and Mr. Robert Hale in a duet from “The Girls of Gottenhurg ;” Mr. Fred Farren and Miss Topsy Sinden from the Empire ; Messrs. Arthur Bourchier, W. H. Berry, Leonard Mackay, Edmund Gwenn and Harry Lauder. In addition there will be several military episodes during the afternoon, notably a torchlight tattoo. Apart from the boxes seats are priced from five guineas to two shillings. There is such a demand for the stalls that the Committee have decided to allot in priority of application or to sell by auction. Soldiers and sailors in uniform will be admitted half-price to the cheaper parts of the house.

 

The Music Hall and Theatre Review – Friday 3rd April 1908

 

 

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The Rejane Matinee – The Illustrated London News – Saturday 7th October 1911

THE NAVAL DISASTER

AN AWFUL SCENE.

HUNDREDS OF LIVES LOST.

 DAMAGE OVER WIDE AREA.

STATEMENTS BY EYE-WITNESSES.

PARIS, September 23 1911

Further details of the terrible disaster which has befallen the French Navy show that the first reports were in no way exaggerated, and that, in addition to the loss of the fine warship Liberté, in Toulon Harbour, and the loss of several hundred lives, other vessels of the French Mediterranean squadron suffered injury, and numbers of their crews were either killed or injured.

When the fire broke out in the ammunition hold of the Liberte, and the first explosion occurred, little danger was apprehended. Then the fire gained, and reached the fore ammunition hold. Another explosion followed, and on this occurring 100 men who were on deck jumped overboard. The rest of the crew, who were asleep below, were awakened by the explosion, and rushed on deck. They wore about to jump overboard, but were ordered to their stations.

Four explosions followed the first in quick succession. The vessel in the forward part became wrapped in a sheet of flame, which rose to a considerable height. Then the fifth explosion occurred, and after it the vessel sank like a stone.

Hundreds of men were hurled into the air in the final explosion; and it is believed were dead before they reached the water.

Dense volumes of smoke, which enveloped the roadstead of the harbour were rising, but when they had cleared a part of the hull only of the ill-fated battleship was seen still above the water, surrounded by a tangled mass of spars and wreckage.

A number of injured men were seen clinging to the wreckage, and assistance was promptly sent to them from the other warships in the harbour.

At the time of the disaster the Liberte was in charge of Captain Joubert, Commander Jaurès, who is a brother of M. Jean Jaurès, the leader of the French Socialists in the Chamber of Deputies, being absent on furlough.

Three hundred and fifty officers and men belonging to the Liberte are missing, and 100 sailors from the other warships. In addition to this loss of 450, a number of men who went to the rescue of their comrades on the destroyed vessel lost their lives.

Anchored close to the Liberte were the République, 14,635 tons, and her sister battleships the Democratic and the Verite each of 14,640 tons. The flying debris caused by the explosion struck the Republique, and many of the members of her crew were killed. So far, 50 men on that vessel have been lost. The Democratic and Verite were also badly damaged, and they lost 20 in killed and 50 were injured. The Republique was so badly damaged that she had to be hurriedly docked.

The Mercury, Wednesday September 27, 1911

 

 

 

 

For the special matinee arranged to be given at the Hippodrome on Friday, the 6th, and organised by Mme. Rejane, in aid of the sufferers by the Liberte disaster at Toulon, a very strong programme was prepared, including about forty special turns, together with some items from the current Hippodrome entertainment. All of the leading actors and actresses who were in a position to do so gave their services, and many distinguished people gave their patronage to the occasion. It was expected that the royal box would be occupied by the French Ambassador, another by the Italian Ambassador, and a third by the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs. Forty popular actresses acted as programme-sellers.

The Illustrated London News – Saturday 7th October 1911

The Rejane Matinee.

 

The programme arranged for the Rejane Matinee in aid of the Liberte sufferers should easily attract an overflowing audience to the Hippodrome on Friday afternoon. In addition to Mme. Rejane and Leoncavallo, who will conduct a special selection, the following have promised to appear : Miss Lily Brayton and Mr. Oscar Asche (scenes from “Kismet”); Miss Margaret Cooper (at the piano); Miss Phyllis Dare and Mr. G. Grossmith, jun. (duet from “Peggy”); Mr. George Carvey (song); Miss Cicely Courtneidge (scene from “Mousme”); Miss Clara Evelyn (the Espinosa Waltz song); Mlle. Adeline Genee; Miss Evie Greene; Miss Gertie Millar and Mr. Joseph Coyne (dancing duet, from the “Quaker Girl”); Miss Gabrielle Ray (song from “Peggy”); Miss Florence Smithson (song from the “Mousme”); Miss Cecilia Loftus; Miss Irene Vanbrugh and Mr. Gerald du Maurier (sketch, “A Slice of Life”); Miss Ethel Levey (coon songs); Miss Marie Tempest; Miss Phyllis Neilson-Terry (song); Miss Violet Vanbrugh (recitation); Sir George Alexander (recitation); Mr. Albert Chevalier (selection of songs); Mr. W. H. Barry (selection); Sir John Hare; Mr. Alfred Lester (sketch); Miss Lily Elsie and Mr. Huntley Wright (duet); Miss Connie Ediss (song) ; Mr. George Graves; Mr. Harry Tate, in “Motoring

The Music Hall and Theatre Review – Thursday 5th October 1911

Rejane Matinee Result.

 

Over nine hundred pounds was raised for the benefit of the sufferers by the Liberte disaster through the matinee at the Hippodrome on Friday, thanks to the energies of Mme. Rejane and the managerial staff of the house. The result was announced by Sir Herbert Tree.

 

Music Hall and Theatre Review – Thursday 12th October 1911

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Gabrielle Ray – The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News – Saturday 10th April 1909

 

Miss Gabrielle Ray, caught by capricious April

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Gabrielle Ray (Tuck 6573)

Gabrielle Ray (Tuck 6573)

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Gladys Raymond – The Music Hall and Theatre Review – Friday 16th March 1906

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Gladys Raymond – The Music Hall and Theatre Review – Friday 9th March 1906

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Gabrielle Ray – Earl’s Court Carnival – The Music Hall and Theatre Review – Thursday 18th January 1912

Earl’s Court Carnival.

 

To-morrow evening “London’s Greatest Advertisement Carnival” takes place at the Welcome Skating Rink, Earl’s Court Exhibition. Prizes to the value of £2OO will be offered. Many prominent firms are giving prizes for the best representation of any of their advertisements, or for the best suggested advertisement for them. Miss Phyllis Dare has consented to present the prizes, and Miss Florence Smithson, Miss Gabrielle Ray, Miss Madge Temple, Miss Isabelle Dillon, Miss Daisy Irving, and other members of the theatrical profession have agreed to cooperate with the judging committee.

 

The Music Hall and Theatre Review – Thursday 18th January 1912

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