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 – Western Daily Mercury, Thursday 11th January 1912

Footlight Romances.

 Miss Gabrielle Ray, the heroine of the first footlight romance of the year, is the favourite of a very large public in London. One of the prettiest and daintiest stars of the musical comedy stage, she has danced her way into all hearts in a score of successes. She shared the popularity of Miss Lily Elsie in “The Merry Widow” and “The Dollar Princess” at Daly’s Theatre, and made a great hit in “Peggy,” which ran at the Gaiety most of last year.

Miss Ray has, however a wider claim to distinction than even her popularity in the theatre gives her. She is the most photographed stage beauty of the day, and when the picture postcard craze was at its height far outstripped all rivals as a postcard favourite. One firm of photographers alone stated to have sold over sever million postcards bearing her photograph during the past few years.

The selfish man who is robbing London of yet another of its most popular actresses is Mr. Eric Loder, a grandson of Sir Robert Loder, Bart; and nephew of Mr. G. W. E. Loder, formerly M. P. for Brighton, and Major Eustace Loder, a well known personality on the Turf. He is an enthusiastic motorist, and is a popular figure at Brooklands.

 

Western Daily Mercury, Thursday 11th January 1912

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The Sketch – 17th January 1912

The Sketch - 17th January 1912

Engaged: Miss Gabrielle Ray and Mr. Eric Loder.

Miss Gabrielle Ray needs no introduction to readers of the “Sketch”: she is one of the most photographed beauties of the musical-comedy stage. Her fiancé is the son of the late Mr. Alfred Loder, and nephew of Major Eustace Loder.

The Sketch – 17th January 1912

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Gabrielle Ray – Dundee Evening Telegraph – 1912

Dundee Evening Telegraph - Wednesday 10th January 1912

Miss Gabrielle Ray, “The Prettiest Girl in England

Is to Wed Mr Eric Loder

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 (says the Paris correspondent of the New York Herald).

Mr Loder, who is staying at the Hotel Meurice, confirmed the news of his engagement.

Miss Ray, when seen later, also smiling confirmed the news, but said she would prefer to make no statement for publication.

Miss Ray is said to be the prettiest girl in England.

Miss Ray is London’s daintiest dancer, “Fond of acting,” said the interviewer. “I’m just mad on it,” was the reply. She is even more attached to dancing. “I’ve got a big gramophone at home,” she says, “and when I’m alone I turn on the music – make it play any old thing – it does not matter what – and dance all to myself.

Miss Ray is petite and slight, and bubbling over with good spirits. She never walks – she always dances along – even in private life.

It was suggested that musical comedy audiences were chiefly ladies who come to see the frocks. “Oh,” said Miss Ray plaintively, “Don’t you think just a few must like to come and see the pretty girls and dancing.”

Dundee Evening Telegraph – Wednesday 10th January 1912

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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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Gabrielle Ray – The Citizen – 1912

Gabrielle Ray - Engagement - The Citizen - Thursday 11 January 1912

Miss Gabrielle Ray

Miss Gabrielle Ray, the heroine of the first footlight romance of the year, is the favourite of a very large public in London. One of the prettiest and daintiest stars of the musical comedy stage, she has danced her way into the hearts in a score of successes. She shared the popularity of Miss Lily Elsie in “The Merry Widow” and “The Dollar Princess” at Daly’s Theatre, and made a great hit in “Peggy,” which ran at The Gaiety most of last year. Miss Ray has, however, a wider claim to distinction than even her popularity in the theatre gives her. She is the most photographed stage beauty of the day, and when the picture postcard craze was at its height far outstripped all rivals as a postcard favourite. One firm of photographers alone stated to have sold over seven million postcards bearing her photograph during the past few years. The selfish man who is robbing London of yet another of its most popular actresses is Mr.  Eric Loder, a grandson of Sir Robert Loder, Bart., and nephew of Mr. G. W. E. Loder, formerly M. P. for Brighton and Major Eustace Loder, a well known personality on the turf. He is an enthusiastic motorist, and is a popular figure at Brooklands.

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Gabrielle Ray – In French Eyes – Luton Times and Advertiser – 1912

Gabrielle Ray - Luton Times and Advertiser - Friday 19 January 1912

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Gabrielle Ray – The Evening Post – 1912

Gabrielle Ray - The Evening Post - Thursday 28th March 1912

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New York Times – 1912

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