Gabrielle Ray

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Gabrielle Ray – A Salon of Fragrance and Fashion – The Marylebone Mercury – Saturday 25th March 1911


 Assist the Middlesex Hospital.



One of the most attractive efforts ever made in the cause of charity forms the chief social function of the All-British Shopping Week in London.

Everyone remembers the magnificent work of the late Prince Francis of Teck, and his endeavours to reduce the liabilities of the Middlesex Hospital, Mortimer Street, Marylebone, and neatly everyone has heard of the eminently sensible tribute to the memory of the late Prince in the “Prince Francis of Teck Memorial Fund.” H.S.H. Prince Alexander of Teck has, with characteristic energy, applied himself to carrying on his late brother’s philanthropic undertaking. In spite of his many duties, the Prince works three days a week at the hospital, and there is now every reason to expect that this most deserving and necessary institution will soon stand on a sound financial basis.

The latest scheme to help the Fund is the result of a gift from Messrs. Luce’s of Jersey of over £5OO worth of their British Eau-de-Cologne.

Messrs. Harrods, have placed at the disposal of the Prince a special Salon for the sale of the perfumery, and Miss Gertrude Robins has organised a committee from among the leading ladies of the theatrical profession who will preside at the Stalls of what she happily calls, “The Salon of Fragrance and Fair Women.”

Miss Robins is of course the well-known Actress-playwright. Her performance with Mr. Granville Barker is one of the artistic delights of Miss Lillah McCarthy’s present season at the Little Theatre. Miss Robins comedies, “Makeshifts” and “Pot Luck” are among the gems of English dramatic literature:

Every afternoon from March 27th, the public may purchase perfume from the gracious hands of some of the most distinguished and beautiful ladies of the Theatrical Profession. Never before have so many stars of the first magnitude been associated in the cause of charity, for they represent the cream of the English stage which is the envy of all the nations for the loveliness and grace of its fair women.

There will be no charge for admission to this Salon of Delights, nor will there be any increase in the price of the perfumery.

Luce’s Eau-de Cologne will be sold in the regular sizes from a shilling per bottle. Afternoon teas will be obtainable as usual in the Refreshment Rooms


Among those assisting are : Miss Maud Allan Miss, Audrienne Augarde, Miss Lilian Braithwaite, Miss Nell Carter, Miss Dolly Castles, Miss Pauline Chase, Miss Laura Cowie, Miss Lillah McCarthy, Miss Phyllis Dare, Miss Constance Dreyer, Miss Clara Evelyn, Miss Madge Fabian, Miss Audrey Ford, Miss Iris Hoey, Miss Ola Humphrey, Miss Julia James, Miss Marie Lohr, Miss Doris Lytton, Miss Mabel Love, Miss Cicely Courtneidge, Miss Olive May, Miss Unity More, Miss Gabrielle Ray, Miss Nina Sevening, Miss Madge Titheradge, Miss Rosalie Toiler, Miss Ethel Warwick.


The Salon will be open daily at two o’clock.


The Marylebone Mercury – Saturday 25th March 1911


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