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 – Earl’s Court Carnival – The Music Hall and Theatre Review – Thursday 18th January 1912

Earl’s Court Carnival.

 

To-morrow evening “London’s Greatest Advertisement Carnival” takes place at the Welcome Skating Rink, Earl’s Court Exhibition. Prizes to the value of £2OO will be offered. Many prominent firms are giving prizes for the best representation of any of their advertisements, or for the best suggested advertisement for them. Miss Phyllis Dare has consented to present the prizes, and Miss Florence Smithson, Miss Gabrielle Ray, Miss Madge Temple, Miss Isabelle Dillon, Miss Daisy Irving, and other members of the theatrical profession have agreed to cooperate with the judging committee.

 

The Music Hall and Theatre Review – Thursday 18th January 1912

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Engagement – Gabrielle Ray – The Irish Independent – Wednesday 10th January 1912

ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCED

 

“I am informed,” says the Paris correspondent of the “Daily Mail,”  “that Mr. Eric Loder, son of Mr. Alfred Loder and nephew of Major Eustace Loder, has become engaged to Miss Gabrielle Ray, the musical-comedy actress. Mr. Loder, who is staying at the Hotel Maurice, has confirmed the news of his engagement. Miss Ray, when seen later, also smilingly confirmed the news, but said she would prefer to make no statement for publication. No date is yet fixed for the marriage.”

 

The Irish Independent – Wednesday 10th January 1912

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Miss Gabrielle Ray at a theatrical garden party – Sir Cecil Beaton

Gabrielle Ray – The Sketch – Wednesday 6th July 1910

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Gabrielle Ray – The Sketch – Wednesday 6th July 1910

The Actors’ Orphanage Fete – The Tatler – Wednesday 6th July 1910

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Gabrielle Ray – The Devon and Exeter Gazette – Friday 28th April 1916

Lost Ring

LYTON AND LYNMOUTH

 

Miss Gabriel Ray, who had been on a visit Lynmouth, lost diamond ring, valued at £250, Wednesday morning. Search was made, but without success, and she left by Lynmouth by motor for Barnstable. A young lady relative of the landlady of the house where Miss Ray stayed continued her search and eventually found the ring in a tiny crevice at the foot the stairs. A telegram was duly sent to the owner.

The Devon and Exeter Gazette – Friday 28th April 1916

The UK Inflation Calculator puts the value of Miss Ray’s ring in 2018 to be £21,120.61

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Eric Loder – The Middlesex Advertiser and Country Gazette – Friday 5th August 1921

SOCIAL AND PERSONAL.

 

 A daughter has been born to the wife of Mr. Eric Loder, at Woodlands, Farnham Common

 

The Middlesex Advertiser and Country Gazette – Friday 5th August 1921

Pamela Loder – Birth Certificate – 1921

 

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Eric Loder – The Tatler – Wednesday 3rd February 1937

NIGHT TIME IN NEW YORK

 

Night time in New York means El Morocco as often as not, this famous restaurant having a popularity second to none just now. Fred Perry was to be seen there not so long ago, in company with Mr. and Mrs. Bertram Weal, whose guest he was for a few days at the Hotel Madison, New York. This was before he started his series of exhibition tennis battles with Ellsworth Vines, the results of which, at the time of writing, are all square after ten matches. Sonia Henje, ex-world skating champion and now a promising film actress, was at El Morocco with that very good-looking young man Tyrone Power. Another good-looker temporarily escaped from Hollywood was Lord Warwick. His dinner guest, Miss Marjorie Gage, is a rich young American air woman. Mr. and Mrs. Eric Loder and Lord Lovelace’s sister, Lady Phyllis Allen, are seen wearing El Morocco scarves, striped to match the decor and favoured by habitués. Mr. Loder’s kinsman, Lord Wakehurst, was lately appointed Governor of New South Wales. Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Foster paid a brief visit to New York last month and patronized all the smartest haunts. Before their fairly recent marriage she was Barbara Newberry, the dancer. Mr. “Bob” Foster is a particularly keen golfer; he plays most of his golf at Sunningdale.

 

The Tatler – Wednesday 3rd February 1937

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Gabrielle Ray – British Players and their Art – The Bournemouth Graphic – Friday 4th June 1920

Miss Gabrielle Ray

BRITISH PLAYERS AND THEIR ART.

A letter from Mr. C. B. Cochran, the well-known theatrical manager, to the Press, in which he states that “the British stage is a hot-bed of snobbery,” and that “our leading actors and actresses think more of a nod from a duchess or a tea party with Lady X than of proficiency in their art,” has been indignantly denied by members of the profession. Miss Gabrielle Ray, the famous musical comedy star, who is making her first appearance at Boscombe Hippodrome with her charming entertainment next week, was recently asked for her opinion. “There are a few exceptions, of course,” she said, “but I believe that the great majority of British players are very keen indeed on their art. I know that I am. It would not matter to me whether I were playing at Buckingham Palace or a music hall. I should experience the sensations I always feel, and try to produce the atmosphere I always do try to produce. Given a good part you cannot help but devote yourself to it if you’ve any brains at all. You’ve no time to wonder who is in front – dukes or duchesses or anyone else. And in any case it is not for Mr. Cochran to decry ‘a nod from a duchess or a tea party with Lady X.’ He knows as well as anyone how it helps his business, and like every other manager he is keen on his artistes being a social success. If our actors and actresses are only given the chance they will show Mr. Cochran whether they are proficient or not. At present they only get the flimsiest parts in which there is really nothing to do but look pretty – that is why so many of them are engaged, I think. But we are not snobs,” Miss Ray concluded. “Most people are at some time or other, and you will find less on the stage than in any other walk of life.”

 

The Bournemouth Graphic – Friday 4th June 1920

 

 

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Gabrielle Ray – Postcards by the Millions – Christchurch Times – Saturday 21st July 1906

 

POSTCARDS BY MILLIONS. – A writer in the “Royal Magazine” has made inquiries with a view to ascertaining whose portrait is most popular with the purchasers of picture post cards. He finds that Miss Marie Studholme comes first, Miss Gabrielle Ray a close second, the two sisters, Misses Zena and Phyllis Dare, practically tie for third place, while Miss Ellaline Terries and Miss Gertie Millar are great favourites. Post Office officials computed that 430,090,000 postcards were posted in Great Britain during 1903. A count was kept at several summer resorts last year, and during June, July, and August the weekly average of cards posted at Blackpool alone was 215,000. In the first week of August the total reached 300,000

Christchurch Times – Saturday 21st July 1906

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Gabrielle Ray – Divorce – Leicester Daily Post – Friday 24th July 1914

DIVORCE COURT STORIES.

GABRIELLE RAY GRANTED A DECREE NISI

 

Mr. Justice Bargrave Deane, in the Divorce Court, yesterday, pronounced a decree nisi dissolving the marriage of Mrs Gabrielle Elisabeth Loder, better known as Miss Gabrielle Ray, musical comedy actress, on the ground of the desertion and misconduct of her husband. Mr. Eric Raymond Loder. Respondent entered no defence. The case was heard in a crowded court.

Mr. Barnard, for the petitioner, said the marriage took place May, 1912, at Windsor. Respondent left his wife in the following February. A decree for restitution of conjugal rights was granted on March 14 this year, but this had not been complied with. Mr. Loder was watched, and on May 1 last be was seen to go to the Great Western Hotel, Paddington, where be stayed with a lady.

Petitioner, attired in a blue dress and wearing a blue straw hat trimmed with white, entered the witness box and gave evidence in subdued tones, and with emotion.

 

Leicester Daily Post – Friday 24th July 1914

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