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Gay Gordon Weds Guardsman – The Bystander – Wednesday 29th January 1908

Miss Barbara Deane

Of The Gay Gordons at the Aldwych, and one of the three ladies of the company whose marriage was announced last week.

Mr. Basil Loder

Of the Coldstream Guards, whose marriage to Muss Barbara Deane was announced last week.

 

The Bystander – Wednesday 29th January 1908

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Basil Loder – The Yorkshire Evening Post – Monday 10th February 1908

THE ACTRESS AND THE GUARDSMAN.

 

The wedding story just published in reference to the marriage of Lieutenant Basil Loder, of the Guards, and a “Gay Gordons” actress, reads like an extract from “Ouida.”

“It quite true,” said Colonel Romilly to a representative of the “Daily Dispatch,” “that Lieutenant Basil Loder has resigned, but did so quite voluntarily. Having married an actress, be would, of course, retire from the regiment. An officer of the Guards cannot marry an actress and remain in the regiment. If a person in one rank life marries person in another rank – well!”

“And was Lieutenant Loder aware of this at the time of his marriage?”

“Certainly,” was the reply, “he knew that if married an actress h« must resign.”

The Yorkshire Evening Post – Monday 10th February 1908

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Barbara Deane – The Sketch – Wednesday 29th January 1908

THE- ALDWYCH THEATRE: MATRIMONIAL OFFICE.

A TRIO OF FAIR BRIDES FROM “THE GAY GORDONS”

COMPANY.

 

1. MISS JENNIE BATEMAN, WHO HAS MARRIED MR. MERVYN DENE. 2. MISS MADGE HODGKINSON, WHO HAS MARRIED MR. PAUL GRISEWOOD.

3. MISS BARBARA DEANE, WHO HAS MARRIED MR. BASIL LODER, OF THE COLDSTREAM GUARDS.

There has been quite an epidemic of marriages amongst members of “The Gay Gordons” company, and it is evident that the Aldwych Theatre is an excellent matrimonial office.  Mr. Charles Frohman is so interested, indeed, that he has promised to make a handsome wedding gift to the next bride in the same company, and to the next and the next, so long as there are any marriageable girls left. As we have noted, Miss Madge Hodgkinson was married to Paul Grisewood, who has taken her to America for a honeymoon trip. Miss Jennie Bateman’s husband, Mr. Mervyn Dene, plays the Marquess of Dalesbury in “The Gay Gordons.”  Mr. Basil Loder, who has married Miss Barbara Deane, is a lieutenant in the Coldstream Guards. Mr. Loder’s portrait is given on another gage in this issue.

 

The Sketch – Wednesday 29th January 1908

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Basil Loder – The Tatler – Wednesday 29th January 1908

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Barbara Deane – The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News – Saturday 1st February 1908

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Barbara Deane – The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News – Saturday 15th February 1908

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Gabrielle Ray – Wedding – Islington Gazette – Monday 4th March 1912

THE SOCIAL ROUND.

 

Miss Gabrielle Ray, married on Thursday in the Royal Borough of Windsor, might be called “The Queen of the Picture – Postcard.” Something like 10,000,000 postcards, representing Miss Ray in thousands of poses, have been sold during the last few years. Curiously enough, says the Star, women and young girls are the principal purchasers of these cards, and the most popular pose is the in which the pretty actress dressed as the boy in Millais “Bubbles.” In addition to her picture-postcard popularity, Miss Ray is one of the most piquant personalities the musical comedy stage. Her voice, though thin and piping, seems to have a peculiar fascination, while her dancing quality all its own.

The bridegroom, Mr. Eric Loder, is said to be a wealthy young man. He comes of a well-known sporting family, his uncle, Major Eustace Loder, won the Derby with Spearmint. His brother, Mr. Basil Loder, resigned from Army four years ago in order to marry one of Mr. Seymour Hicks’s “Gay Gordons” girls.

 

Islington Gazette – Monday 4th March 1912

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Basil Loder – Census 1911

Basil Loder - Census 1911

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Basil Loder – Marriage – 1908

 

“GAY GORDONS” WEDDING.

TO SCOTS GUARDS’ OFFICER.

Announcement is made of the marriage of Miss Barbara Deane who has been appearing with so much success in “The Gordons” at the Aldwych, to Mr. Basil Loder, of the Scots Guards. Miss Deane (Kate Davies), who is twenty-eight, was born Pembroke, and made her first appearance in “The Cherry Girl” the Vaudeville when the piece was produced at Christmas, 1903, and subsequently played in “The Catch of the Season” and “The Beauty of Bath.”” She was under a long engagement with Mr. Frohman and Mr. Seymour Hicks, but is stated that she has now definitely retired from the stage. Mr. Loder is a Second Lieutenant in the Scots Guards, having joined the regiment in August last.

 

Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser – Tuesday 21st January 1908

 

THE GUARDS AND THEIR WIVES.

SEQUEL TO A ROMANCE.

 The marriage of Lieutenant Basil Loder the Scots Guards to Miss Barbara Deane, of the “Gay Gordons” Company, has had an unlooked-for sequel. Mr Loder has resigned his commission, having sacrificed his promising career with that famous regiment to wed girl of his heart, rather than seek partner from some other rank in society.

The “”New York World” announced last week that Lieutenant Basil Loder had been requested by his brother officers to resign account of his marriage to Miss Deane. At the headquarters of the Scots Guards in London it was ascertained by a “Sunday Chronicle” representative that Mr Loder had sent in his papers a few days ago, and that they had been accepted.

The statement of the “New York World” was submitted Lieutenant Colonel F. W. Romilly, the officer commanding the Scots Guards.

“It true that Lieutenant Basil Loder has resigned,” said Colonel Romilly, “”but he resigned quite voluntarily. Having married an actress he would, of course, retire from the regiment. An officer of the Guards cannot marry an actress and remain in the regiment. If a person in one rank life marries a person another rank – well!”

“And was Lieutenant Loder aware this at the time his marriage?”

“Certainly. He knew that married an actress must resign.”

“Had he counted the cost, then?”

“Yes. You see, his wife could not present at Court.”

“I am very sorry to lose Lieutenant Loder,” said Colonel Romilly at the close the interview. “He was a young officer who was doing very well.”

Mr Basil Loder is 22, and rich. Mr Seymour Hicks’s company has already provided three peeresses.

The Aberdeen Press and Journal – Tuesday 11th February 1908

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Gabrielle Ray – New York Herald – 1912

Gabrielle Ray - New York Herald- Wednesday 10th January 1912

“Postcard Queen” Engaged to wed

 Gabrielle Ray, a Gaiety dancer, who was famous as Mamie Clancy in “The Belle of New York,” the “Post Card Queen,” of whom more than one million post cards with her picture have been sold, is engaged to Mr. Eric Loder, the famous automobilist, son of the late Sir Robert Loder. His brother, Basil Loder, married Barbara Dean, of Seymour Hicks’ “Gay Gordons” company, a few years ago.

 

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