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 – Lord Mayor’s Cripples Fund – The Tatler – Wednesday 27th February 1907

 

THEATRE ROYAL,                 DRURYLANE.

TUESDAY, MARCH 5th, 1907.

 A MATINEE will be given (by kind permission of Mr. Arthur Collins and the Directors) in Aid of the

LORD MAYOR’S CRIPPLES’ FUND.

Lady Bancroft will say a few words.

Miss Winifred Emery will recite an address, specially written by Captain

 Robert Marshall.

Mr. Tree and Company, including. Miss Constance Collier, will appear in

“THE MAN WHO WAS.”

Mr. Cyril Maude and his original Company, including Miss Jessie Batemam,

In the Second Act of “THE BEAUTY AND THE BARGE.”

Mr. Edward Terry and a distinguished Company in the Trial Scene from

“BARDELL v. PICKWICK”

Miss Violet Vanbrugh,

Supported by Mr. Chas. V. France and Miss Dorothy Thomas, in the

Sleep- Walking Scene from “MACBETH.”

A Grand Pot-Pourri of the Pantomime “SINDBAD,”

Arranged by Mr. Arthur Collins,

including

Mr. Walter Passmore.   Mr. Harry Fragson.

Mr. Harry Randall.   Mr. Fred Emney.

Messrs. Drew and Alders.   Miss Queenie Leighton.

Miss Florence Warde.   Miss Marie George.

A PRE-HISTORIC LORD MAYOR’S SHOW,

arranged by Mr. E. T. Reed, of “Punch,”

in which will appear amongst others

Mr. W. H. Berry.                Mr. Arthur Williams.

Mr. W. Louis Bradfield.            Mr. C. Herbert Workman

Mr. Joseph Coyne.        Mr. J. A. Warden.

Mr. Robert Evett.           Miss Jean Aylwin.

Mr. Aubrey Fitzgerald.   Miss Billie Burke.

Mr. Geo. Grossmith, Jun. Miss Kitty Mason.

Mr. Fred Kaye.              Miss Olive May.

Mr. Edmund Payne.           Miss Louie Pounds.

Mr. Willie Warde.        Miss Ruby Ray.

Mr. Lewis Waller will recite.

Mr. Ben Davies will sing.

Mr. H. B. Irving will recite.

Mr. Huntley Wright will sing.

Mdlle. Genee will dance.

Miss Denise Orme will sing.

Miss Margaret Cooper will give a Musical Sketch.

Miss Gabrielle Ray and Mr. Willie Warde in a pas de deux from the

“LADY DANDIES.”

The above ladies and gentlemen are all appearing by the kind permission of their respective Managers.

Hon. Business Manager Mr. Sydney Smith.

Hon. Stage Manager Mr. Ernest D’Aubak.

Musical Director Mr. James M. Glover.

Accompanist Mr. Wilhelm Ganz.

Programme arranged (under the supervision of the Committee)

by Mr. M. V. Leveaux.

 

Seats can now be booked at the Box Office, of the Secretary, Cripples’ Fund, Mansion House, E.G., and all Libraries.

Prices: Reserved Seats: Private Boxes, £10 10s. and £5 5s. Stalls, £1 1s and 10s. 6d. Grand Circle, £1 1s. and 10s. 6d.; First Circle, 7s. 6d. and 6s.; Balcony, 5s. Unreserved Seats: Pit, 4s.; Amphitheatre, 2s.

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Gabrielle Ray (J. Beagles 751 U)

Gabrielle Ray (J. Beagles 751 L)

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Gabrielle Ray – Betty – The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News – Saturday 12th February 1916

 

 

In the absence of Miss Gabrielle Ray from the cast of Betty at Daly’s the other night, the part of Estelle was taken by Miss Marjorie Hume.

The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News – Saturday 12th February 1916

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Gabrielle Ray – The Casino Girl – The Holloway Press – Friday 10th January 1902

CROUCH END OPERA HOUSE.

 

“The Casino Girl” has paid its first visit to Crouch End, and has been received with every sign of approval. There is no particular plot “The Casino Girl,” but it serves as an excellent medium for the occasion of some delightful dancing, tuneful songs, and merry humour. The chief humour of the piece lies with Mr. Max Copland, who, as Pilsener Pasha, is extremely fanny. Mr. Eardley Turner, as J. Offenbach Gaggs, was encored again and again in his song “Nothing New.” Messrs. Stanley White and Walter Freear created roars of laughter by their antics as two robbers. Miss Isa Bowman was a delightful “Casino Girl” and sang and danced in a most charming manner, while Miss Gabrielle Ray as Dolly Twinkle won the hearts of all by her graceful presence and pretty dancing. The rest of the company were in good hands.

The Holloway Press – Friday 10th January 1902

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Gabrielle Ray – The Dundee Evening Telegraph – Monday 20th October 1919

“THE POSTCARD QUEEN.”

Famous Musical Comedy Beauty

To Return to the Stage.

 

The return of a one-time famous musical comedy beauty to the stage is marked by the announcement that Miss Gabrielle Ray will take the part of principal girl at the Princess Theatre, Bradford, this Christmas.

The return of this noted beauty after an absence of several years is likely one of the great events of this year’s pantomime season.

Miss Ray was married under romantic circumstances on March 1, 1912, at Windsor to Mr Eric Raymond Loder, son of the late Alfred Loder, and grandson of the late Sir Robert Loder, Bart.

The marriage ended in the Divorce Court in July of the following year, when Mrs Loder petitioned for restitution of conjugal rights. It was then disclosed that her husband had left her in the January previous, and had not answered her appeal that he should return.

Miss Ray during her career earned the title “The Postcard Queen,” her great beauty being responsible for unprecedented sales of cards picturising her in various poses. It is authentically recorded that one company alone sold between seven and ten millions of her pictures.

Miss Gabrielle Ray, who is her 34th year, made her stage debut as a child of ten at the old Princess’ Theatre. She was associated with many of Mr George Edwardes’ biggest successes, reaching the zenith popularity in the scene at Maxim’s “The Merry Widow.”

 

The Dundee Evening Telegraph – Monday 20th October 1919

 

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Lily Elsie – The Merry Widow – The Bystander – Wednesday 11th March 1908

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Gabrielle Ray – ACHILLE (Aristophot 2033 – 490)

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Gabrielle Ray – The Dollar Princess – The Westminster Gazette – Thursday 23rd September 1909

Many familiar names figure in the cast of “The Dollar Princess,” which is to be presented at Daly’s Theatre on Saturday evening. Miss Lily Elsie, Miss Gabrielle Ray, Mr. Joseph Coyne, and Mr. W. Berry are all established favourites with the musical comedy public, and if the work does not achieve success it will certainly be due to no deficiencies in the method of its presentation. But then such a contingency is, of course, unthinkable, for in the case of a George Edwardes production at Daly’s Theatre success may be assumed as a matter of course.

The Westminster Gazette – Thursday 23rd September 1909

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Eric Loder – The Tatler – Wednesday 10th August 1932

 

COOLTH ON THE TENNIS COURT

While Captain Hill-yard remains faithful to the more orthodox tennis outfit, Mr. Derek Studley Herbert and Major Eric Loder believe in the elimination of superfluities. The result, as far as Major Loder is concerned, is a rich mahogany disguise, but Lady Seafield’s tall husband is still recognisable. This snapshot was taken at Mr “Bill” Burton’s lovely place up at Mougins, where, amongst many other attractions, he has a really fine hard court.

The Tatler – Wednesday 10th August 1932

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Gabrielle Ray – Kind Thoughts (Millar & Lang Ltd.)

Gabrielle Ray (Millar & Lang)

Gabrielle Ray (Ray & Co 1007)

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