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?'

The Orchid – The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News – 11th February 1905

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London Hippodrome Ball – The Referee – Sunday 9th January 1910

 

LONDON HIPPODROME BALL.

 A REMARABLE COMMITTEE

 

WHAT promises to be a record gathering of charming and beautiful actresses will be seen at the London Hippodrome Ball, to be held at Prince’s Galleries next Wednesday week.

Among the ladies who are on the committee and who, have promised to attend are the Misses Sybil Arundale, Jean Aylwin, Pauline Chase, Margaret Cooper, Kate Cutler, Phyllis Dare, Zena Dare, Lily Elsie, Elizabeth Firth, Marie George, Evie Greene, Maidie Legarde, Gracie Leigh, Maggie May, Olive May, Gertie Millar, Gabrielle Ray, Jessie Rose, Ellaline Terriess, Hilda Trevelyan, and Ruth Vincent.

The committee also includes Baron Oscar von Ernsthausen, Sir Bryon Leighton, Mr. Joseph Coyne, Mr. Seymour Hicks, Mr. Leslie Stuart, and Mr. George Graves.

The London Hippodrome’s splendid orchestra will be in attendance. Dancing at 11.30 pm. ; carriages at 4 a.m. The joint-secretaries of the ball are Mr. Fred Trussell and Mr. Thomas Miller. Tickets including supper, are a guinea each, and may be obtained at the box-aloe of the Hippodrome.

 

The Referee – Sunday 9th January 1910

 

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Flying Colours – New York Herald – Sunday, August 20th 1916

 

“Flying Colors” has been chosen by Mr. Albert de Courville as the title for the new revue which he is preparing for early production at the Hippodrome as a successor to “Joyland.” This production will see Miss Gabrielle Ray for the first time in revue, and Little Tich will have the leading comedy part. Mr. de Courville and Mr. Wal Pink are responsible for the book, and what should prove a novel and attractive feature will be a little “trench episode” written by Captain Bairnsfather, whose “Fragments from France” have so happily illustrated the humorous side of things connected with the war. For “Bairnsfatherland,” or “The Johnson ‘Ole,” as it is called, the author himself is turning his leave of absence to account in superintending the rehearsals, besides designing the scenery.

New York Herald – Sunday, August 20th 1916

 

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A Hippodrome Ball – Pall Mall Gazette – Thursday 16th November 1911

A HIPPODROME BALL

 

There will be sounds of revelry to-night at Prince’s Galleries, where ball is to be given under the auspices of the London Hippodrome. Among those who have promised to be present are Miss Ruth Vincent, Miss Gabrielle Ray, Miss Florence Smithson, Miss Gertie Millar, Miss Olive May, Miss Phyllis Dare, and Miss Gracie Leigh; while Sir Edward Moss and Sir Thomas Dewar are among the patrons.

Oscar and Regine, whose waltzing is one of the features of the Hippodrome programme just now, will contribute some new evolutions in the course of the evening. The success of the ball seems assured.

 

Pall Mall Gazette – Thursday 16th November 1911

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The Orchid – Pall Mall Gazette – Thursday 1st December 1904

“THE ORCHID” – REVISED VERSION.

 

The best always good enough for most us, but usually because are slow in seeing how the best may improved. The ordinary playgoer would hardly be so bold as to revise a popular comedy like “The Orchid,” for revision of established success is a ticklish task. Last night, however, saw a “re-production” of Mr. Tanner’s musical play, which meant fresh costumes, fresh dialogue in many places, and the insertion of many smart new numbers. For instance, new songs have been given to Miss Gertie Millar, Miss Connie Ediss, Miss Gabrielle Ray, and Miss Marie Studholme, among the ladies; and there were novelties for Mr. Lionel Mackinder, including rattling Irish ditty called “ Kate O’Malley,” followed by the infectious Irish jig from Miss Olive May and the corps all round the stage. One might almost say all round the house, for there were very few members of the audience who could keep their toes still while the thing was on.

One of the songs, and certainly the most topical, “The Beauty and the Barge”; another, for Miss Gertie Millar, is “Don’t Mind the Dark.” “Little Blanche Marie” is the title of Miss Studholme’s new success, and one that sure to find an echo of some sort in the pantomimes. The most daring innovation is a “cart-wheel” at the end of one of Miss Gabrielle Ray’s dances, and one could hardly desire more contrast than is provided the dance, which converts a group of automobiles into seaside loungers in bathing attire. The new version “The Orchid,” as we have said enough to show, should give it a new lease of life and run it well into next year, till its successor is ready.

 

Pall Mall Gazette – Thursday 1st December 1904

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Gabrielle Ray as “Dolly Twinkle” in “The Casino Girl”

The Casino Girl (Rotary 1677 R)

 

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The New Gaiety Theatre – The Scottish Referee – Friday 16th October 1903

The New Gaiety Theatre

The latest date mentioned for Mr George Edwardes to open the new Gaiety is Saturday week. The principals in the New Gaiety’s new play, “The Orchid Hunt,” now include Messrs Payne, George Grossmith, jun., Fred Wright, jun., Harry Grattan, Robert Nainby, Will Bishop, and Lionel Mackinder, and Misses Connie Ediss, Hilda Jacobson, Gertie Millar, Lydia West, Gabrielle Ray, and Ethel Sydney.

 

The Scottish Referee – Friday 16th October 1903

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The Gaiety Theatre – The Sketch – Wednesday 8th July 1903

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