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?'

Eric Loder – The Tatler – Wednesday 15th June 1938

May 13, 2017 Posted by | Actress, Eleanor Curran, Eric Loder, Gabrielle Ray, Social History, The Tatler, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Canary Diamond – The Argus (Melbourne) – 1956

The Canary Diamond - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. wednesday 6 June 1956

 

Jewels she cannot resist – Elsa Maxwell

Recently, she was disturbed to learn that her friend, Mrs. Eric Loder, had bought the Canary diamond which she had coveted after seeing it at a jewellers in Paris.

Immediately she went to Harry Winston, world famous for his jewels.

“I want to see your larger diamonds,” she announced.

She was, of course, shown the choicest stones in the fabulous Winston collection.

But the memory of Mrs. Loder’s Canary diamond bedevilling her she could not be satisfied.

“They aren’t large enough,” she said-and left.

Before I departed from the Windsors’ circle I was not alone in feeling resentment at the sight of the Duchess bedecked with some of the jewels of the late Queen Alexandra.

It was entirely natural to her that if she wanted clothes in the Bahamas, models must fly out from New York.

Despite the official criticism of her extravagance, however (and to some extent criticism of him, too), I believe this Governorship of the Bahamas to have been the happiest of all the Duke of Windsor’s exiled days.

He had seriously wanted to become Ambassador in Washington and Governor General of Canada.

And no amount of representation on his part could win him either job.

The Bahamas-In war- time-were scarcely as vital as the jobs he had in mind, but he had a chance to serve, to work, to seem useful.

June 11, 2014 Posted by | Actress, Eleanor Curran, Eric Loder, Gabrielle Ray, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Eleanor Curran – The Montreal Gazette – 1967

 Eleanor Curran - The Montreal Gazette - 21st February 1967

March 19, 2014 Posted by | Actress, Eleanor Curran, Eric Loder, Gabrielle Ray, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Eric Loder – Census – United States – 1945

September 22, 2013 Posted by | Actress, Biography, Eleanor Curran, Eric Loder, Gabrielle Ray, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Eric Loder – Census – United States – 1940

This 1940 census shows Eric Loder residing in Palm Beach, Florida with his third wife Eleonor Loder (Curran)

September 21, 2013 Posted by | Actress, Biography, Eleanor Curran, Eric Loder, Gabrielle Ray, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Eric Loder – The New York Times – 1944

Eric Loder – St Petersburg Times – 1944

April 13, 2012 Posted by | Actress, Eleanor Curran, Eric Loder, Gabrielle Ray, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Eric Loder – St Petersburg Times – 1944

March 24, 2012 Posted by | Actress, Eleanor Curran, Eric Loder, Gabrielle Ray, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Eric Loder – 1933

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Eleanor Curran – Berkeley Daily Gazette – 1934

Eric Loder – Pittsburgh Post Gazette – 1931

Sir Mortimer Barnett Davis marriage to Eleanor Curran is interesting, in 1898 he married Henriette Marie Meyer, a young woman from a well-to-do San Francisco family. They had a son, Mortimer Davis, who was born in 1901. A second child apparently died at birth. In the years that followed, they adopted her nephew Philip, who took the name Philip Meyer Davis. At the beginning of the 1920s, when he was in his fifties, Davis is believed to have fallen in love with a beautiful young woman of very modest background, Eleanor Curran. He decided to seek a divorce, which led to lengthy negotiations and a settlement requiring him to pay his wife more than $1 million. According to some sources, in order to enhance the social standing of his beloved, he arranged for a brief marriage between her and an Italian count. After they were both divorced, Davis was then able to marry the Countess Moroni in 1924.

March 22, 2012 Posted by | Actress, Eleanor Curran, Eric Loder, Gabrielle Ray, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Eric Loder – Pittsburgh Post Gazette – 1931

March 22, 2012 Posted by | Actress, Eleanor Curran, Eric Loder, Gabrielle Ray, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment