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?'

Lily Elsie – The Dollar Princess – The Aberdeen Press and Journal, Aberdeen – Monday 22nd November 1909


The Dollar Princess

Lily Elsie appeared in “The Dollar Princess,” produced by George Edwardes at Daly’s Theatre, London on 25th September 1909.

Flyer, designed by R. Trent, announcing the souvenir included in The Sketch, London, Wednesday, 10th November 1909.
(photo: Foulsham & Banfield, London, 1909)

‘It is seldom that the story of a musical play makes a good groundwork for a novel, but ”The Dollar Princess” really does. Messrs Mills and Boon, London, have published in a shilling volume a novel of this play, at present being produced at Daly’s Theatre, written by Harold Simpson, and a most entertaining bit of reading it makes. The brother of the Dollar Princess is a multi-millionaire, and fills his New York mansion with servants drawn from the English aristocracy. The Earl of Quorn is head groom, Sir James M’Gregor is footman, the Duke of Stonehenge is butler, Vicomte de Bresac is chef; and several titled ladies are thrown in to make up a highly amusing combination. It is a good entertainment in itself to read the novel of the play, and it does not lack in sound moral either.’

The Aberdeen Press and Journal, Aberdeen –  Monday 22nd November 1909,

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