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 Merry Widow Souvenir – The Tatler – Wednesday 24th June 1908

A Souvenir de Luxe.

 Although perhaps “The Merry Widow Souvenir” (William Heinemann) belongs as a rule more to the order of things theatrical than literary, yet in this particular case I can hardly suffer it to pass by unnoticed. The whole volume is of such a complete character that it marks altogether a new departure in souvenirs and leads one to hope that this particular example will set a standard for similar productions, doing away for ever with the sparsely – illustrated and meagre booklets sometimes masquerading under the name welcome to theatregoers. Throughout the pages of “The Merry Widow Souvenir” appear reproductions in colour from drawings of scenes and faces familiar to the playgoer with the welcome addition of the lilting lines that go to make up the “book” of the play.

The Tatler – Wednesday 24th June 1908


The Merry Widow – First Anniversary Souvenir – 1908

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